- ‘Hardcore’ hardtail….advice for a purchase please….
The new Sovereign should be released soon ish???? Lighter, lower and a bit more slack, although I never had any real complaints about the old one being steep??? 68 ha I think…
As far as travel goes it ends up where I left the travel adjust dial last… so anywhere between 100 – 150 mm, all good!
Posted 8 years agothumbieMember
Thanks everyone for the replies & advice – very much appreciated.
Some lovely looking bikes too 😉
AndyPaice – I’m 6ft so I appreciate your comments on Sub Zero sizing.
Would you have a Hardcore HT over a 140/150mm full suss, for say peaks, trail centres & pratting about on 4x and mini DH courses?
– Well I’ve got my 100mm HT, Rigid HT, 5.5″ FS & feel an urge for one of these too – LOL!!! Just fancy seeing what the fuss is about really & having a whizz around the Lakes & such.
Will keep looking, although not much longer…….Posted 8 years agotimbercombeMember
My contributions 😛 I’ve had a few 😉
1st one; Cove Stiffee, it’s an amazing bike, if you’re looking for fun don’t think – buy, costs a mint but you reap the rewards. Got nicked from Sheffs in October though (sheds tear). The most fun HT DH you can ever have.
Secondly (Stiffee Replacement after major pimpage ;)) Well it’s a bargain bike, cost me £800 new (orange crush). It was fun with the 140mm, well not so much fun, but it rode a lot faster for an all day bike, as opposed to a Hardcore Hardtail, it was ok, but lost the all day characteristic after I shoved the 160mm forks on and wasn’t much fun. Put the parts on a Reign X frame and it’s a beaut!
Thirdly… It’s just been finished today so jury’s still out(older pic a week ago), but a Dialled PA, it seems a nice frame, not very flicky or anything unlike my Reign, but it jumps ok and goes down alright (had a few runs on it so far), I think it’d be far better with pikes perhaps, but I guess from my comments if you want a hardcore hardtail, go for the stiffee with pikes, or I had a friend with lyrik/chameleon set up and that was an equally fun play bike and a little less harsh, again possibly could lean towards all day as opposed to thrash bike 🙂Posted 8 years ago
Don’t know if my ramblings help but that’s 3 reviews in 1 😉
Long live the hardtail!!!! (got a trailstar too but that’s not in an off road outfit at the moment).
If you want any ideas for sizing I’m 6ft and had a 15.5″ stiffee, 15″ Crush, 17″ PA, 16″ Reign X. I like the bike smaller and more manoeuvrable.GhostRiderMember
SLX 2 ring crank and easton vice stem brought this bike to life, 2.5″ big earl tyres are fantastic all rounders. This bike is now my first choice for trail centres. The Tora fork does an admirable job when you consider the cost but I’ve got a Manitou Nixon fork with a 20mm QR on another bike and am just waiting for a good excuse to stick that on the Norco.Posted 8 years ago
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