- Lightweight 29er options BUT particular requirements
Hello a friend in his 50s is looking for 29er for road riding/bike touring/some light mountain bike riding, he has several operations on his shoulder and hands and has given up road riding and cross. He is coming to the end of his rehab and is allowed to spin/turbo train.
He wants a comfortable bike, 29er wheels as it will allow him to progress as his fitness gets better, target is for next summer to ride from Luchon up perysoude and aspin and then tourmelat over a couple/three days hence the bike touring. He will run suspension forks to help his hand and shoulder, so no Hybrids. Disc brakes are the only option as well. He weighs 15 stone at the moment and in the 25 years I have known him he has remain a stolid 14 stone so no weight restricted frames
So in essence a comfortable light target weight 26lbs or less, what options please.Posted 4 years agoMSPSubscriber
How much does he want to spend, and for light touring does he want to fit racks?
If no racks then….Posted 4 years agojeffmMember
You could build an one one 29er scandal with some Rock shox Reba’s.Posted 4 years ago
A sensible build will come up under the build weight suggested.
Some hope on stans rims, I have some iron cross on my cx bike theat would work well on my 29er if I wanted to run some thinner ‘road’ tyres.scotroutesSubscriber
Some of the Cube 29ers come in around that weight and will have normal rack mounts (lacking on the later Scandals).
If he wants to go down the “bikepacking” luggage route with frame bags/seat packs then I would start by looking at a carbon frame from eBay or one of the other sellers.Posted 4 years ago
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