- I think I am in love with this bike!
I think I have just found my next bike! A do it all 29er!
I think it might just be perfect!
Looking at bikepacking that I can stick 28mm tyres on in the winter and occasionally CX tyres, probably need another wheelset.
Have looked at Fargos and James but really think this has swayed me. Was considering pulling the trigger on a Stoater but the FT with fatter tyres adds versatility.
Why shouldn’t I?Posted 6 years agoSTATOMember
Depends how big your feet are, but doesn’t look like it’d have toe overlap to me.
The wheel base on all their bikes is tiny, compare to other brands (such as fargo mentioned above) and even the XS Fargo has more toe/tyre room than the XL shand. As someone with size 11 feet id have to ride it to check, but based on other bikes ive owned/ridden the figures (and pic) suggests it will be horrendous.Posted 6 years agoOCBMember
Having owned (and loved) my Peregrine for years now, I’m completely converted to this kinda platform. If these kinda bikes didn’t exist, I’d have had one made.
Bar-end shifters aren’t to be sniffed at … being able to drop back into friction-mode when you’ve broken your gearing a million miles from anywhere might just make the difference.
(Shame about the toe overlap tho’, it looks like a pretty sweet ride otherwise).Posted 6 years ago
Hmmm never experienced toe overlap before personally but only got size 8 feet (stupid for a 6ft man).
How would or could you resolve that, bearing in mind its not a mass produced frame, the standard Stoater has a different fork than what looks like the FT.
Hope its not an issue that can’t be fixed and pretty sure it could be fixed relatively easily.Posted 6 years ago
looks like it would be quite a squeeze getting a crud guard, or any mud guard come to think of it, in there , don’t think you can just take a disc cc bike and shove on a couple 2.1 29 inch boots and say hey look at our great “new” bike. Dry Summer days and midget feet special ;).Posted 6 years ago
As someone with size 11 feet id have to ride it to check, but based on other bikes ive owned/ridden the figures (and pic) suggests it will be horrendous.
but with size 14 boats, that kills that prospect.
Hope its not an issue that can’t be fixed and pretty sure it could be fixed relatively easily.
Unless you have size 50+ feet or above, there’s no toe overlap. Pic below shows overlap conditions with a typical size 50 shoe. It might seem strange but we do spend a wee bit of time working this stuff out.
looks like it would be quite a squeeze getting a crud guard, or any mud guard come to think of it
CG will fit fine and CG bosses are a no-cost option. It’s not designed to take full length mudguards. There’s also no rear chainstay bridge which would make putting mudguards on a problem anyway. If you want full length mudguards on a bike with 2.3″ tyres, then this bike isn’t for you.
don’t think you can just take a disc cc bike and shove on a couple 2.1 29 inch boots and say hey look at our great “new” bike.
Gee whiz, there’s a pile of ill informed pish written on this forum at times!Posted 6 years ago
so that pic is to scale then
I assume so but I wouldn’t rule out an amount of squintyness creeping in when it was resized. I didn’t intend it to be a to scale drawing for CSI style analysis, it was an illustration to show what I work with when taking these things into consideration. Perhaps you want to pop round with your calibrated metrology kit!
The tyre diameter I’m working with is 736mm BTW.
Ah those fun packed Sunday evenings eh?Posted 6 years ago
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