Just a little 29er suspension?
scott spark… tested one last week and it was possibly one of the best bikes i’ve ever ridden. rode the cannondale scalpel just after and it felt all squshy and slow. l love the lefty but i think that the twinloc system made the scott that much more solid at the rear and pleasant to ride. i havnt ridden any other 29er fs atm but the new trek ex 29ers have just come into my lbs and look sweet, but very very expensive. the trek superfly is also on the list to demoPosted 4 years agoClinkSubscriber
I’m selling a Santa Cruz Superlight 29 which fits the bill.Posted 4 years agoSTATOMember
I have a spearfish, its great for what you describe. Sometimes tho i question if limiting the rear is really worthwhile, the weight is the same and efficiency is no different with a PP shock. For speed and control id argue travel at front is the limiting factor (when talking about 100mm or less), rear travel is just there to add a bit of comfort.Posted 4 years ago
Suppose you love your 29er hardtail but you find that just sometimes the rear end feels out of control on fast bumpy downhills. You find yourself braking, when you know you wouldn’t if you were on your 100mm 26inch susser. You feel like you could used just a little suspension to get that kicking rear end back under control but you don’t what a heavy long travel 29er. Has anyone else been there, done that?Posted 4 years ago
What would you look at? The Salsa Spearfish, Cannondale Scalpel spring to mind – what do you think?
It’s 27 pound according to whyte… its not an xc bike though if you want a light xc bike it’s not the best choice if you want a trail bike that’s a good weight and tough then it’s perfect. It’s light where it needs to be which is the wheels it’s got a 142 wide rear maxle, maxle front fork it’s pretty solid. Only problem you may have is getting hold of 1 but I would recommend you try 1 if you can.Posted 4 years agoJasonMember
I am a bit of a hardtail fan, but have to admit that I really like the ride of my 29er Epic. I also have a Rocky Mountain Vertex 29er carbon hard tail which is a bit lighter than the Epic, but the Epic is far more versatile. I have ridden most of the south Wales trail centres on the Epic and have been surprised at how capable the bike is, it also climbs very well. 29er wheels and a small amount of rear wheel travel seems to work well.Posted 4 years agorootes1Member
anyone got/tried one of these:
Posted 4 years agowobbemMember
To the OP
[/quote]Suppose you love your 29er hardtail but you find that just sometimes the rear end feels out of control on fast bumpy downhills. You find yourself braking, when you know you wouldn’t if you were on your 100mm 26inch susser.
Feel like that on my Yelli sometimes, then I rewatch this and all is good again 🙂Posted 4 years ago
anyone got/tried one of these:
Yes,Posted 4 years ago
Loved it, ridden hardtail 29ers for a few years and although I love them but my back does suffer on longer/rougher rides.
Edict was a flying machine, took it on my regular singletrack and it was as quick up and slightly quicker going down with a bit more control down. On a 2hr loop it was marginally quicker, I think the main thing though is that I felt fresher. A frameset is now on the wish list….MarmosetMember
One more shout for the RM Element, had mine for a few weeks, done a couple of rides and slowly getting dialled into it. It’s great in the twisty stuff and the suspension just feels very unintrusive, no pedal feedback and plenty of speed. Just gotta get a bit more of an aggressive tyre on the front for the local pea gravel around here. Reasonably light too 🙂Posted 4 years ago
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