Orange Clockwork 29er
I’ve just ordered a XL from Tredz, should be arriving tomorrow, wonder if it’ll be a current of a new version – would be keen to pictures of the frame mods when they come out. guess it’s no stress if it’s the current model, if i break it in the first year then they know there’s a design issue and should sort it… – has anyone played around with tires? Considering putting Hans Dampf pace and trail star rubbers on..Posted 4 years ago
Thinking of getting an orange clockwork, but will have to be by mail order as none of the local LBS stock them, so need your help.
First question is about how this bike handles. I know it has great reviews, but I’ll mostly be using this for easy trails, ups and downs and also for commuting so does it do these well or is it more for technical trails? Or does that depend on the forks that are fitted?
Talking of which does anyone know how much the geometry changes between the 100mm forks of the basic and the 120mm of the s? Does it change the handling significantly?
And finally I’m 6’1″ 34″ inside leg and weigh approx 100 kg so can’t decide if I’m best with the 19″ or the 21″? I don’t like stretching out too much on the bike but I want enough room in the cockpit to shift my weight around if I need to. So should I go with the smaller frame or is the bigger bike more planted for a bigger guy?
Thanks in advance for your helpPosted 4 years agoRDL-82Member
Bike handles great imo, as good as my old bfe again imo of course!
Can’t comment on fork differences as still running 100mm until finances allow.
Use it for everything, commute included, handles it all fine.
For reference I’m 6’2″ and 34″ inside leg and ride a 19″ with a 70mm stem, perfectly comfortable for me.Posted 4 years agoscottalejMember
[/quote]No. An Orange Clockwork made of aluminium is sacrilege, nevermind the 29er bit
True. The limited edition in 2007 was fair enough as it was still steel but updated to more modern geometry and disc brake compatible. Pity the paint quality is terrible and chips easily. However, churning out a mediocre aluminium 29er and applying the Clockwork name to make it sell is just wrong.Posted 4 years ago
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