- New On One bootzipper 29 Steel frame spec
I’m a sucker for the looks of a lugged crown but I could live with segmented.Posted 2 months ago
I’m assuming it’s basically the bootzipper fork but 50mm longer. Were you thinking of it pairing with the big dog when you spec’s it? That’s what I would want it for – for riding when properly cold when sus forks are not recommended. If it’s tapered I could switch to a sus fork in summer with one headset.
Just placed an order on one of these for the price of a couple of cups of Costa coffee per week (that’s how I justified buying a bike I dont really need anyway). Upgraded the brakes to BB7 as seem like they get much better reviews from those that can stomach cable disc brakes and only an extra £40. Going to try the stock tyres but want it to be more of a road biased gravel bike commuter thing so nay look at some faster tyres later. Not sure of the alex rims wheelset is tubeless (Brant?) Anyone got any pictures of theirs that i can look at till mine arrives?Posted 2 weeks agoBezSubscriber
Jeez, I’ve only just noticed that these are INBRED CHEAP. Excellent. But as someone whose ideas about MTB parts ground to a halt shortly after the new millennium:
– I have no idea what Boost is. Does it have implications beyond needing a new hub? I’ve never even owned a thru-axle hub.
– I can’t see derailleur hangers on the frame. What’s going on there? I mean, I’d want to singlespeed it, but my brain still hurts.
– The geometry sheets for the 29 and 27.5 frames look identical. And since the forks are different lengths, that’s impossible. One of them’s wrong, which one is it?
I think the need for new wheels might scotch the idea, but I’m still curious.Posted 2 weeks agodamascusMember
@bez Boost is 148 thru axle. You can use a kit to space a 142 hub out to 148 but the little spaces fall off and are fiddly.
If you have a decent hub like a hope, they sell adapters that replace the 135 or 142s to make it 148 so no fiddly spaces. This is what I use and can’t tell the difference. You have to reddish the wheel.
Proper boost is supposed to be stronger but I’m not heavy or doing 6ft drop offs.
Sometimes you might néed a boost chainset to get the right chainline. My xt cranks arent boost and I’ve used spacers to get a decent chain line.
Px have a history of incorrect information so I’m not surprised the info contradicts. Best do a live chat.Posted 2 weeks agofettlinSubscriber
Been tempted by one of these as a cheap e-commuter. Already have a bafang middrive and some bits and bobs.
Where to find some decently priced boost wheels though, any bargains about?
Oh yeah, TOPOFTHEPOPS doesn’t seem to work with full builds, only frames (if that’s an issue…).Posted 2 weeks agomiketuallySubscriber
My Bootzipper arrived today.
That looks really good! The photos o the PX website really don’t do the bikes any favours.
I keep finding myself looking at these, and then deciding that I don’t need one. But… I have some niggling issues with both of my current bikes (Cotic X and 26″ Inbred SS) and a Bootzipper feels like it would really nicely drop in the gap between them and get rid of the issues that I have.Posted 1 week ago
I am 6ft 2 and went for the XL.
I am wondering whether I should have gone for a slightly more road focused bike though as this is seeming a bit too close to my 29er steel hardtail. I dont want to ride it till I’m sure as may send it back. Maybe thinner tyres would help but not sure on sizes with these wheels. (Which are really nice by the way for a bike at this price)Posted 1 week agodvojtaMember
Hmm, thanks for the first thoughts.
For me it seems to tick almost all of the boxes.
I just want two bikes: a full sus (have that) and a full rigid bike / gravel bike / travel bike / commuter.
Is it too heavy-feeling? not snappy enough?Posted 1 week ago
Do you feel stretched out on the drops with a reach like that?
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