- I fancy trying a Surly Krampus
Thanks guys, some potentially useful suggestions there.
TimP, I have a feeling from previous experience I might be somewhere between a medium and a large but my current hardtail is a medium and seems around the same top tube length as the medium Krampus.
Riddoch, the Singular Rooster would be a viable alternative but again i’d rather demo one before splashing out.Posted 3 years ago
TimP – Member
Your cooker looks MASSIVE for a medium! Maybe it is just the big wheels
Yeah the Charge Cooker is old school retro skinny tubed with a long reach and standover. The medium Krampus is very slightly longer in geometry so should be perfect with a short stem and wide bars.Posted 3 years agoakasteveMember
I’m 5’10, got a medium Krampus and it’s a perfect size. Got a 50mm stem on it.Posted 3 years ago
Plenty of room to move around and perfect riding position( for me anyway).
I’m nowhere near Sussex so am no help demo wise. As said above CTBM is probably your best bet unless you are near Cambridge at anytime as I think Billys Bikes has a medium in.
It’s a hooligan machine, I love it!
Sizewise go for smaller than you think. I’m 6ft and have a medium Krampus, and it’s spot on with a 70mm stem and 720 bars. You need a fair amount of leverage for those wheels 😉Posted 3 years ago
Knards are great in the dry, and ok in the wet. It’s just really claggy conditions they’re not great in. I fitted some On-One 2.4 Chunky Monkeys in the depths of winter, and they come up huuuge on the 50mm rims.cupraMember
I’m 5’11” and have a medium with Jones loops bars, it was running a 70mm stem but have just put a longer one on as the loops bar come back a bit further. I had one before and sold it, regretted it and so built up another. Knards are better than you think as well although more tyre choice would be good.Posted 3 years agotraversbikesMember
Hi at Travers Bikes we produce 2 29er plus frames both are titanium, 1 is a single speed specific called the “Angus” after the current single speed world champion (which he has just won the dutch national single speed champs on) and the other is a more traditional geared frame called the “Rudy Fat” you can check out the range on our website Travers Bikes or you can see them in the flesh at eds bikes in North Yorkshire (they currently have our fat bike on display) or the 29er shop in Denmark.
I will also be at a number of events during the summer…we are a friendly bunch pop on over for a chat and a test ride.Posted 3 years agoRusty SpannerSubscriber
I wish people would be open minded enough to try more bikes like this.
Proper design innovation, as opposed to the marketing lead mess that the market has become.
They look like fun, should last for ever and you can service them with a spoon.
And if anyone from Merlin is reading, can we have an 853 version for two thirds of the price please?Posted 3 years ago
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