- Hardtail for riding quickly all day
I’m about to retire my parkwood. Bit of maintenance today and I realised why the tubeless failed on my rear wheel. Big crack in the rim 🙁 The drive chain needs to be replaced, the tyres, cables and I wanted a dropper post.
Makes little sense to throw that much money at a well used 5 year old bike so I’ve been looking at newer ones.
I’m after a real do it all. Fast miles on easy moorland through to more technical and steep stuff. I could probably get away with a 100mm 29er if it was slack but I’m struggling to find anything. Once you go slack you end up in the 130mm for range and a big increase in weight to boot.
I’ve hovering over the Vitus Sentier 29 vrx but before I buy it is there something else I should consider at around £1500Posted 1 month agoscotroutesSubscriber
Define “slack”Posted 1 month ago
XC slack, so not a chopper but not a race bike either.
Parkwood is 68deg I think so that or a little less.Posted 1 month agobsimsMember
Boardman Pro 29er? No dropper though. Friend has a 2016 and really likes it.Posted 1 month ago
edit : Its now called an MHT 8.9dantiSubscriber
Titus Fireline which is what the Parkwood was based on but, add a 1 to 2 degree slack angle headsetPosted 1 month agodidnthurtSubscriber
I’m interested in this one too, I had a similar set of requirements in 2018 and bought a short travel full sus 29er instead which is good but in hindsight should have got a lighter 29er hardtail.Posted 1 month agoboxelderSubscriber
SH Cotic Solaris on ebay…..Posted 1 month ago
What about a Pinnacle Ramin in their sale – budget left for lighter wheels/tyrestaxi25Member
Does it have to be new ? If your ok with S/H I can reccomend what ive got obviously 😉 A Transition Vanquish would suit your needs perfectly. This one on ebay gives you an idea of whats out there.chestrockwellMember
Orange Clockwork?Posted 1 month agoh4mufMember
V2 Scandal 29er.
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Trek Procaliber?Posted 1 month ago
Sonder Signal Ti? Only had mine for 3 weeks but loving it.Posted 1 month agodevashMember
I think Boardman do a very light alloy HT 29er with 120mm forks and slackish 68.5 or 68 degree head angle. I looked at one in Halfords a few years back. Sub-£1k with Reba forks and 12 speed SRAM.aldo56Member
A parkwood sounds like the ideal bike for you… Get it fixed! You can pick up full Shimano group sets on Ali Express for very little cash.Posted 1 month agoyourguitarheroMember
The Titus Fireline is a great bike – very nicely made frame and extremely light.Posted 1 month ago
Size up, saddle forward, use a 120mm fork and a short stem should give you the geometry/travel you need.ayjaydoubleyouMember
My recommendation for £1500 to do what you describe
Second hand blingy carbon race bike (1 or 2 years old) and an angle set and dropper.Posted 1 month agotrailtomMember
Voodoo Bizango Carbon 120mm travel? £1000 from Halfords, You can then spend the other £500 on a dropper and whatever else you want.weeksySubscriber
Aye, stick with the Parkwood, great versatile bike,Posted 1 month agota11pau1Subscriber
This just popped up in my Facebook feed, Radon Cragger.
130mm travel, maybe a little slack but for £1750 at the current exchange rate its a very decent spec (dt swiss wheels, GX eagle, DVO forks).Posted 1 month agostevemorg2Subscriber
If you are considering S/H I think I’ve decided to sell my hardly used 2017 Clockwork 29er – Hope on Stans Flow wheels, 120mm Fox forks (100m airshaft also available), 3x 10 SLX gears, thomson stem and seat postPosted 1 month ago
Built it up for bike packing but don’t use it enough ATM – have probably ridden it 4 times in the last 6 months
Looking for @£900 – can sort some pics out if you want
The big names all seem to have holes in the spec somewhere (as normal). Not interested in second hand at this point.
The Cragger looks very interesting. It’s probably a tyre change and a tubeless conversion away from being ok to race*.
Also making it onto the list were the Vitus Sentier 29 VRX and the Grand Canyon Al 9.0.Posted 1 month agodamascusMember
What’s your budget?Posted 1 month agojfb01Member
Nordest BritangoTR. https://nordestcycles.com/en/product/britango-tr-framePosted 1 month ago
By A happy coincidence , I am selling my 2 month old frame (LOL) on pinkbike
https://www.pinkbike.com/buysell/2707380/ They are definitely worth taking a look at.I think the geometry would suit your purpose,if you are happy with steel frames.
About to put up a
Whyte 29c – torq race frame bought unused, carbon frame with 120mm Dt Swiss forks, hope xc wheelset new xt cranks double, slx derailleurs and shifters, SRAM 10- 42 cassette.
Total miles less than 200.
Selling due to illness.
For a super fast bike that is light and capable have a look at these.Posted 1 month ago
^ Whyte seem to have stopped making these or updating to new model – shame.Posted 1 month ago
Agreed Clink, but they were long and a goodxc geometry.Posted 1 month ago
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