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  • Premier Icon toonfan
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    I’m in the market for a new steed after killing my old Zesty. I’m thinking of going back to a hardtail for simplicity and ease of maintenance. I’ve pretty much narrowed it down to these two:

    https://www.ribblecycles.co.uk/ribble-ht-725-gx-eagle/build/#Bike/Style

    https://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/YBTIFLSLX/titus-fireline-shimano-slx-titanium-mountain-bike

    I’m probably more keen on the planet x but the 29″ wheels are putting me off a little. I’ve only ever rode 26″.

    What do you all think?

    Premier Icon BadlyWiredDog
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    Steed? But you’ll be fine with a 29er even if it feels odd at first. You don’t have much choice these days anyway.

    Premier Icon weeksy
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    When can you get the Ribble?

    Premier Icon sc-xc
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    That Ribble is lovely. I’m in a similar boat and that may make it onto my shortlist…

    Premier Icon toonfan
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    The estimated despatch date for the Ribble is the 29th of October.

    Premier Icon Riksbar
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    Just picked up the Ribble HT725 base model about 3 weeks ago. Had some Pikes, Guides and a dropper to add and loving the ride so far.

    Premier Icon p7eaven
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    But you’ll be fine with a 29er even if it feels odd at first. You don’t have much choice these days anyway.

    +1 Went from 26 to 29 in 2017 and never looked back (not wholly true as I run a 26er hardtail alongside 😎)

    Have never ridden 27.5 tho. Would like to try.

    Premier Icon iainc
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    I was tempted by that Ribble however went for a Giant Fathom 1 which is ideal for me.

    I am selling a nearly new Sensa Merano Evo 29er in medium…

    Premier Icon joebristol
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    I wouldn’t worry about the 27.5/29er thing – both will take a bit of getting used to.

    Personally I’d take the Ribble for the nice steel frame and better fork spec (35 gold is heavy and basic) – although if budget allows I’d upgrade to the Pike over the revelation.

    I wouldn’t fancy a cheap Ti frame personally but YMMV.

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