New full suss frame wanted – suggestions on a postcard….
To cut a long story short, I don’t like the bike I have as much as what it replaced when broken. That was a Commencal Super 4, and the Specialized Camber I have now is not as good a climber, not as sharp on the singletrack that I mostly ride, it’s got a slacker angles and a high bottom bracket. It’s a great bike, just not suited to my riding style or locations.
So, what frame could I transfer all the bits onto. I’m looking at the lower end of the price range here, and the 2 I’m thinking of would be the Santa Cruz Superlight or Titus X Carbon, both at £999.
Any opinions or suggestions as to what else I could consider? Ta.Posted 6 years agocouldashouldawouldaMember
tthew – I’ve gone through 3 Super 4’s. Latest warranty version is sitting in the garage unbuilt.
What I got just before Christmas that consigns the super 4 to the backup pile is a Canyon Nerve XC. Slightly over budget as a built bike but you could sell off the un-needed bits to recover some of the cost.
Anyway – a better bike in most ways – especially climbing. Slightly longer travel. Maybe lacks the bottomless travel feel of the Super but it doesnt split in half ever 5 rides so I’m well happy. Similar BB height.
Also they do a 30 day return policy.Posted 6 years agoFOGSubscriber
Oh dear! I have broken one Super 4 frame so I may be due another.Posted 6 years ago
My ’09 was replaced by a ’10 which definitely seemed beefier in the broken area [seat tube just above top tube junction] but it looks like there are other areas for concern. I shall follow this thread with interest as I may be in the same position soon.
A real pity as the Super 4 rides very well compared to mates’ similar bikes but no use if it is going to break regularly.neninjaMember
What about a Nicolai Helius CC? I’m sure someone was selling an unused large 2010 frame on here the other week for £900. I’ve got one and I love it. Mines set up for 140 travel but it’s still a superb climber.
Good call – I love my Helius CC (it replaced an Anthem X). Not as quick uphill as the Anthem but lots more fun. You can set it at shorter travel if that’s your preference.
This is the ad for the new unused frame – http://singletrackworld.com/forum/topic/fs-large-ano-black-helius-cc-unused-as-newPosted 6 years ago
Ooh, thanks. I may do a bit of research into that.
FOG, my super 4 went where one of the chainstays attaches to the lower pivot.
Just to clarify a bit, it’s more the pin-sharp handling of the Super 4 than the climbing I miss. The Camber is a (comparitively) slack old beast.Posted 6 years agochakapingSubscriber
Buy this and sell the bits you don’t need?Posted 6 years ago
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