On one inbred ,, any good
I’m afraid I can only comment on the 29ers.
I’ve had two.
I’ve just taken delivery of one of the SS specific frames.
Aesthetically very nice. Finish seems good as does alignment.
One thing that’s noticeable is the weight. It weighs a fair bit more than advertised. My 19.5″ is dead on. 6lbs.
Edit: would seem that the page information has been updated to reflect actual weight.
That said they aren’t a lot of money.
Time will tell on durability of finish etc but happy so far 😛Posted 3 years agoratherbeintobagoSubscriber
Check out the Scandal too- I had a 1st gen scandal and tbh once I’d tried that, it seems the only thing the bred has going for it is a slightly lower price.
It’s also no more – being replaced any day now by the Parkwood.
I’d also wonder when t’Inbred is due a revision (650B or, more importantly, 44mm HT)Posted 3 years agolee170Member
I sold a carbon whyte 19 and replaced it with a inbred 26er,Posted 3 years ago
There really good bikes, I have mine setup with a recon 85-130mm travel, handles all the rough stuff fine.
The paintwork does seem to chip a lot easier than any alu bikes I’ve had but I’m still pleased overall.
Never had chain suck either. I run a 1×9 set up to.toxicsoksMember
Had 2 (1 S/S, 1 geared 853), for the money they’re ace. Had the S/S frame custom painted (orange, before it was fashionable), popped RC31’s on it and a 34/17 set up. Loved it to bits but convinced myself that I needed a F/S and sold it to fund the purchase. Biggest cycling mistake I ever made. 🙁 😳Posted 3 years agovincienupSubscriber
Capable frame for the price, bit dull compared to steel frames made of nicer stuff but that’s not really a fair comparison. Those seat stays always jar me a little, but it’s built to a tight price and places function over form.
If you’re expecting it to ride like Tange/Series 9/853/RaceLight then you’ll discover there’s no such thing as a free lunch.
I liked mine but I retired it for a more engaging frame.
Personal choice. I’ve seen Inbreds at Enduros over the last year if that means anything… 🙂Posted 3 years agobooktownmanSubscriber
@Inbred456 re chain suck: I’ve noticed on mine that with a triple the outer chainring is very, very close to the chainstay – so close I can’t wrap a bit of innertube around the stay to protect it.
Really happy with the bike, though. Bought a cheap frame 2nd hand, built with spares and 2nd hand cack for winter/XC/messing with the kids.Posted 3 years agoMiltMember
loved my Inbred (from around 2008) but the chain stay snapped due to chain suck – this was due to the clearance between the chainrings & chainstay being so small. think I was running a octalink 121mm axle.
was well aware my chainstay was wearing through but just carried on until it went.
pretty sure the chainstay design has changed to alleviate this problem though.
would of bought another to replace it but they were out of stock at the time & went for a similar frame 853 & don’t notice much difference.Posted 3 years agoNW Alps Jeyer aka BozMember
Been riding inbred frames for years…initially 26″ and past few years got a 29er version. For the money you cant beat them IMO. You get people on here saying they are common and shite etc but they tend to be the type that are desperate to be different and/or trying to justify why they have spent 5x as much on their ‘better’ frame. IMO, etc. . 😉Posted 3 years ago
I don’t believe it to be a fair comparison of an Inbred against other frames.
In its price bracket it’s relatively unchallenged but pitted against more expensive frames I don’t believe it stacks up.
That said see first point re comparison 😉
I had a Swapout 29er (in Apple Sauce) a couple of years ago and loved it despite its heft. That said would I trade it for my Skookum or Fortitude probably not.Posted 3 years agojohnj2000Member
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I love my inbred. For short blasts and easy maintanance – nothing comes close.
XT brakes, Raceface cranks, exotic carbon forks. Love it!
Will be selling my cotic soul soon since it never gets used since I bought the
How is it any easier to maintain than the soul or any other hardtail frame for that matter? And why sell the soul and keep the inbred? Interested as I quite fancy a Soul or something similar but i am all for low maintenance options.Posted 3 years agocoreMember
I’ve got a 26″ barry white edition inbred set up rigid & singlespeed (with dmr tensioner), 32 x 17 for use around the farm and bit of back lanes round and about. Built with cheapy/cast off parts from other bikes.
I really like the feel of it, like above, almost feels like a big bmx, quite playful and direct (rigid forks obv. help), it’s a good laugh blasting down the tram lines on a steep wheat field!
Only thing I don’t like is the cheap, heavy, short on one forks, which I might change in time if something better comes up at the right price. I’d happily stick the parts off my genesis core onto it and ride it everywhere if that frame died!Posted 3 years agoInbred456Member
Booktownman does yours have the little indent to clear the chain ring, mine did. I know the clearance is tight and chainsuck can catch the tube but I don’t think they are any more prone to chainsuck than any other frame or set up. It was a great bike downhill, very stable but just a bit harsh for me at the back. I obviously wasn’t as gnarr as I thought I was!!! Changed it for a Kili flyer 853 hand fillet brazed lovelyness. I could never get away with the short head tube as well. 20 inch 456 mint dark blue frame surplus to requirements.Posted 3 years ago
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