- my Van Nicholas,please tell me what you think,cheers
Any chance of a (flat) picture of the side of the bike? To judge your seatpost height/bar height. I asusme the forks are 100mm? In which case 30mm spacers, a 6-8deg? rise stem and 1″? (low rise) bar isn’t exactly high when you’re 5’11”. Could maybe be lower, but then if you want to ride all day long then a bar-to-saddle drop could get to your lower back. I know my XC HT does over about 4hours out riding
The amount of seatpost showing would suggest it might be a bit small though, what size is the frame? I’m guessing not large?
Could maybe setup the brakes so you only need 1 finger so you have the rest of your fingers to hold on with. XT shifters should be able to be setup the other side of your brakes what with being able to adjust the clamp position relative to the shifter unit. Having said that you do have hopes so things could be limited. Personally I’d ditch the shifter windows anyway (as I find glancing down tells me 100% of the time exactly which gear I’m in) and replace with the blanking plates they should have come with, this might give you more positioning options if the hopes are troublesome
What rims are they?
The low swing front mech helps to break up the length of the downtube nicely. Also ought to reduce mud build up around the chainstay/seattube/BB area and hopefully not wear out the front mech asx quickly, or at least this was my thinking with my hardtail bikes
Personally I don’t think I’d have ever thought about Panaracer CG’s for an XC hardtail, though I’ve also never ridden them ..
It does look like a bike crying out to be finished off with some SPD pedals though. Even if it were M520’sPosted 6 years ago
hi james,thanks for your imput,the forks are fox vanilla rc 140mm,like a say i have the seat up high if im doing 50/60 miles on the road,but if im going local il have it alot lower for the off road bits lot nicer to ride like that tbf,as for the tyres they are shite,i always wanted a Ti frame and had it built up bit by bit to a budget,the tyres were recomended by the guy in the shop,i dont recomend them at all,il post a side veiw pic of the bike now,cheers again dudePosted 6 years ago
OK guys i did make a mistake on the frame size,i did say it was 19inch but it is in fact 18 and a half,for you naysayers i will take a pic of me measuring the frame and post it on here if need be,the top IS bent as part of the design,check it out on the van Nicholas web site,in this pic the seat post is super long,its set at 3 with plenty left in the frame,plus its a ti frame with life time warranty with ti seat post,in other words i’m not worried about it,and lastly,why don’t i have a road bike if i mainly do road riding?well if i could afford one right now i would,a lot of my mates hate road riding and prefer off road,i like both so it was a no brain er to get a mountain bike,i am saving at the mo for a road bike which means my van Nicholas seat post will be a lot lower,cheers for your input guys,i don’t mind if you hate it or dislike it,bottom line is i like itPosted 6 years ago
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