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  • Long, low, slack …. and cheap
  • Premier Icon spaniardclimber
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    I’m at the highest point of my midlife crisis and after many, many years mtbking I realised I had no technique so I’ve started riding bmx to improve my skills, and now I’m looking for a cheap HT to use during holidays.

    I’m going to use it to practise/learn manuals, bunny hops etc and also, to ride it.

    I have very long legs, and normally my handlebars are way below my saddle, using a dropper makes them sort of even, but I always feel my weight is shifted forward when I point down.

    I was thinking of getting something (used) like a Commencal Meta HT, Nukeproof Scout, Bird Zero, Whyte 90x.

    Am I pointing in the right direction? Any other suggestions?

    Premier Icon poah
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    cheap frame check out a Dartmoor hornet

    Premier Icon submarined
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    Unless the geo has changed, Hornets aren’t long.

    90x would be a great choice, live my mate’s 901. Stonkingly fun bike.

    Premier Icon spaniardclimber
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    I’ve checked Commencal Meta HT and they are extremely short if you go with their recommended size, but that’s another story.

    Premier Icon Nobeerinthefridge
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    Pick up a cheap used giant reign.

    Premier Icon akkwlsk
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    Unless the geo has changed, Hornets aren’t long.

    The geo for 2017 Hornet has changed, it’s ~3cm longer than previous version, here is the tab http://dartmoor-bikes.com/sites/default/files/documents/2017_Dartmoor_MTB_frames_geometry.pdf

    Premier Icon honourablegeorge
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    Reign isn’t a hadtail in the traditional sense, what with the 160mm on the rear

    Premier Icon Nobeerinthefridge
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    Oops! :mrgreen:

    Premier Icon timitoes
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    Can recommend the zero am. I’ve been riding an XL all winter. Building an aeris 145 at the moment as I’ve been so impressed by the zero.

    Premier Icon churzen
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    Ragley mmmbop, long low and slack, I love mine. I’m 6’2″ and with the dropper it’s a very confidence inspiring ride.

    Premier Icon higgi
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    I have a new On-One Parkwood 27.5 frame for sale . it is 18″

    Premier Icon superstu
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    I bought an pinnacle Iroko, similar geo to the whyte

    Premier Icon vondally
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    Not long but Stooge

    Premier Icon chiefgrooveguru
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    My solution is a Bird Zero AM (long and low and slack-ish) with an angleset (slack).

    436mm reach in a medium, 45mm BB drop, 65.4 deg stock head angle (mine is currently 64.9 deg but I can go down to 64.4 or 63.9 if I swap the cups).

    Bear in mind they sag about 1.5 deg steeper when comparing with full-sis geometry.

    Mind you my 140mm full-sus is now 64.1 or 64.6 static and will be shifting to 63.7 or 64.2 before my next outing to gnarlier climes… It’s shorter in reach so the front-centre is quite similar.

    Premier Icon rob1984p
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    On one 456 evo 2. Got my frame on offer for £150, I was replacing my Orange P7 as I wanted dropper capability and not to spend a lot. It’s so good. I’m 5’8″ and downsized to xs, it was still 2″ longer in the top tube than the p7.

    Premier Icon jaylittle
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    Another + for the zero is the transferable warranty.

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