My son has decided my cove stiffee is the bike for him….so what new hardtail?
To be honest, the name kinda made me buy one. Powder coated it purple years before cove thought of it ;0).
Still though, have 2 of the same bikes in the shed? In the same size? Seems a little daft.
I am considering a bfe, suspecting I may be in between sizes.
Had an orange 5 for a while in 16″ and top tube was too long for me, 14″ was too small. Thinking the bfe may be the same?
SimonePosted 4 years ago
My 12 year old has decided that now his on one scandal 14″ is getting a little small, my 15.5″ cove stiffee is perfect. He rode it today and loves it.
Now I can either buy another cove stiffee frame, or treat myself to something new.
I love the stiffee, being a girl I think the relatively short top tube is great. It fits me perfectly, I am 5’5″ and have about a 30-31″ inside leg. I like how responsive it is and it’s playful too. I can go for longer rides on it as well.
Anything else I may like as much? Seems daft to buy two bikes the same.
SimonePosted 4 years ago_tom_Member
I’ve had a few small hardtails, currently on a Santa Cruz Chameleon which I love for its versatility. Mine’s the smallest size and being only 5’9″ with short legs I can use it for jumping but still have enough post for pedalling. If I didn’t jump it I’d have the next size up. I would say in order of fun-ness for me they go:
Chameleon (though is more versatile than the Blender due to front mech stopper and a steeper seat angle)
I liked the BFe the least as it just wasn’t as playful as the others. Nice frame but not for me. I love Santa Cruz bikes, the shorter wheelbase and top tube than most makes them really fun to ride.
Oh and because it’s STW law to post a picture of your bike when you recommend it, here’s mine at the minute
Posted 4 years ago
Thanks for the recommendations, I am considering perhaps the Santa Cruz, or bfe. I do seem to be I between sizes though on some bikes. 14″ usually to small (legs too long, seat post looking far too long and the smaller the bike the bigger I look!), 16″ usually too big (mostly too long in the top tube, but depends on the bike).
I suppose ideal is 15″ with short ish top tube.
May get another stiffee, but I like the idea of being able to swap and in fact kinda have a choice of 2 hardtails.
SimonePosted 4 years ago
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