- New steel hardtail. NS surge – jump bike/xc machine. Fun times!!
Here is my new build. Put together with cheap(ish) parts. I took it out for a spin today and bloody love it. Had one a few years ago and always regretted selling it.
Will be used for local trail riding, dirt jumping and general tomfoolery 🙂
If you comment on the state of the path/garage etc, I couldn’t give a flying **** so pipe down gimps 😛Posted 4 years agodavidtaylforthMember
Proper riser bars!
The only thing I would recommend is a short cage x9 mech.
Or, give me your address and I’ll send you a short cage x7 (sans jockey wheels) if you want. It sort of did/didnt work on my bike, I dont think it’s bent as I dont ever recall catching it on anything. You’re welcome to give it a go if you want though.Posted 4 years ago
Have always run my hardtails with short travel (usually pikes wound right down). The surge felt awful with short travel. Not sure why. I reckon 130mm would be perfect.
I’m quite enjoying it 🙂 The forks are the only thing I have at the moment. I will swap them out for something a bit longer soon.
I agree with you, 130 was the sweet spot for my old surge.Posted 4 years agomindmap3Member
Not ridden a Surge but they seem to get good reviews. I was going to buy one, but ended up with an XS BFe that was cheap because it was a seconds. It’s far too small for me but its good fun fir hooning around on in the local woods and sessioning the short DH runs and sketchy jumps.
Looks like you’ll have a blast on it.
Now sort that path out 😉Posted 4 years ago
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