- Is my romantic idea of a shorter travel FS 29er realistic? Fuel EX 29
HiPosted 3 years ago
I have a Trek Superfly 100 Pro 29er (2012) model and it does exactly what you describe.
Also have a Solaris and aTansition Bandit 29er and they are very different rides.
The Bandit is much more “playful” so to speak but can still cover decent distance but if I was doing a mainly xc route I’d choose the Trek
some ideas here
personally got a Rocky Mountain Element with 120 front and 95mm rear and it is wonderful, ridden 103 miles of the Fred Whitton on it, down local trail centre (Gisburn) and N Yorks Dales and Lakes
Very steady and confidence inspiring but really fast down
far more capable than me……………Posted 3 years agodeanfbmMember
Been scratching my head over what to do about the efficient mile munching bike.
Got a xc 29er HT at the mo, it’s ok, definitely feel held back by it in terms of being silly. I’ve also a bum knee that soon gets to beat up in anything rough.
Demoed a more fun looking tougher 650b hardtail yday, felt a little let down by how inefficient it was and how not fun it was, just a lump that didn’t do much really. Was hoping for efficiency and playfulness, didn’t feel like the answer.
Got me thinking what i don’t like about the 29er, i think it’s capability, so add in some rear suspension and some slacker angles, 29er efficiency with some added gun power.
Something like a fuel ex 29 still going to be mega efficient whilst still being somewhat capable?Posted 3 years agomikewsmithSubscriber
Had a go on the element and with different tyres it would be great, I could put it out of it’s comfort but that was by riding it like a 140/160mm 26″ AM bike.
Tallboy gets a great write up too, the missus loves hers.
On your OP don’t dismiss (or include) bikes just because of wheels size it’s only one factor/component.Posted 3 years ago
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