Long travel carbon 29er (titus content)
Tbh I reckon 120mm out back would be more than enough (especially if you can keep the chainstays under 18″) with 120/140 upfront.Posted 6 years ago
Despite just buying a 140mm 29er fork, I’m not totally convinced it’d be any better than a 26″ 140mm bike for grrr/tech stuff (that said the Lenz works quite well).
As long as it gets to market before the 10-4 😉tonSubscriber
how many folk have ridden a long travel 29r? how many are gonna sell?
i built my ventana up with a 140mm white bros fork, gravity dropper post, 200mm rotor/saints, kris holm rimmed dh strength wheels and 2.5 tyres.
on anything other than steep downhills it was a absolute pig to ride.
far too sluggish/heavy.
not many people are gonna be suited to a long travel 29r.Posted 6 years agoChainlineSubscriber
Ton, you can easily build a 29lb 140/130 FS 29er even with robust parts, e.g hope v2s, flow rims/ardent 2.4s, fox 34 140, reverb even with a pretty heavy frame. And that’s not too heavy for an all day bike. I expect mine to,come in at 30lb with a hammerschmidt too incl. pedals.
A 29er 34 140 fork is only 200g heavier than its 26″equivalent, rims only 100g each heavier, spokes another 50 or so. So overall should be no more than a pound heavier than a similar travel 26″.
Kris Holmes are wide and strong but at 850g hellish heavy, 2.5 DH tyres the same between them adding probably 4lbs over what could still be a tough set up.Posted 6 years agobig_scot_nannySubscriber
Hmmmm, tracer, niiiiice!
I have tried what ton describes with my ventana, but it was really not enough travel for what I was using it for, and turned it into a useless pig (too heavy for normal riding, not ‘big’ enough for proper AM).
I have a NP mega with 180 forks and that gets me down the really rough stuff/alps days.
I would love a proper LT 29er, bit more than 140 at the back, 160 at the front, but to me the limiting factor is lack of decent forks.
I just love the way a 29er rolls, but sometimes you need a lot more travel than is currently available, hence why I built the mega.
i still seriously consider getting the 180 36 talas forks modded to be 160 forks that would accept 29er wheels, and put them in a Tracer T29, but it,s just a bit risky.
So Brant, design away, but get us a set of proper 29er 160mm forks that aren’t horribly noodly please. that would be my absolute ultimate alpine AM machine. WANT! 😆
All IMHO of course.
KevPosted 6 years ago
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