HELP me find 'my' perfect 29er Hardtail Frame.
rewski – Member
If you can be moved on the bb then I’d seriously look at the kinesis sync Ti
I REALLY like the Sync, apart from the BB. Not to keen on the internal routing, but i can put up with that. But the PF30 BB, i’m not so sure. How are you finding it? I see that Chris King do a PF30 now, so i guess i could re think that.Posted 3 years ago
I want to build me a 29er Hardtail,and am looking a possible frames. BUT i do have a list of criteria, so here goes.
– Aluminium or Titanium (not steel)
– 120mm forks
– QR rear axle
– Threaded BB (no PF30/BB30)
– Tapered Steerer
– Shortest chainstays as possible (FF29 looks good, but chainstays are quite long, no?)
– As comfortable as possible, without being steel.
That’s my moon on a stick list. Any suggestions, or pics would be welcome. Thanks.Posted 3 years agoneil853Subscriber
Honestly, my Titus Fireline Ti has been a complete revelation. I’m a trail rider, not an xc whippet, but i like descending climbing the works and my hardtail fireline is as good as anything I’ve ridden in my 23 years riding mtb so far. I was lucky, i got mine second hand off a lad off here for a good price but I’d have happily paid full price and still been over the moon.
my advice, test ride some bikes, if you’re near the NE you can happily ride mine for a bit. For what its worth that new on one which is the alu version of mine looks pretty awesome, same as the new Stanton sherpa looks pretty special they’re all of a similar ilkPosted 3 years agomboySubscriber
Whatever you do, DO NOT let the PF30 BB put you off the Kinesis Sync.
I’ve waxed lyrical about how good it is before many times, people are probably sick of me talking about it on here now!
Anyway… The Praxis Works convertor BB is a very good solution to running a 24mm crank (should you want to), in a PF30 shell. Hope now do a PF30 solution (and adapters to fit different axles) too.
OP, where are you based? How tall are you? If you’re anywhere at all near me, and you’d need a medium sized bike, come and check mine out…Posted 3 years agomboySubscriber
And as for the FF29… Chainstays are 445mm, which some may consider long these days (it’s still average for a 29er), but the bike is just so much fun! People put too much emphasis on ultra short stays on 29ers IMO. I think much shorter than about 440mm and you start to lose some of the inherent benefits of the larger wheel size myself.Posted 3 years ago
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