- PSA – Pinnacle Ramin 1 Fork and Frameset – £96
Just collected my Ramin Frame and fork from Evans, cost = £96 with topcashback.
Even came with a FSA headset.
Now to swap some stuff over from my other HT and then some Bikepacking it is 🙂 (When it warms up of course) 😉
Seems well made and a bargain at that price.
Posted 1 month ago
Thanks for the PSA… hopefully this could be a bit of closure for me.
I bought a similarly reduced Ramin 3+ frameset back in 2017, and got through three which all had wrongly sized and/or ovalised orifices (BB, seat tube *and* head tube). Duff batch, apparently. I gave up and bought a Longitude, which has never felt right, because it turns out the geometry isn’t what Genesis listed.
So, although I’m going to have to use a tensioner to singlespeed it instead of an EBB or track ends, hopefully this finally gets me a 29er with the geometry I want.
Either that or it’ll turn up with the same faults as the duff batch of 3+s did and I’ll just give up on mountain bikes altogether 🙂
Anyone want to buy a barely used Longitude frameset in XL?
Oh, and out of interest (I’ll find out soon enough) did yours come with the seatpost shim?Posted 1 month ago
They are 100/135 quick release. One of the reasons I went for the Ramin 3+ was that with the 135 QR and EBB it gives me the option of fitting my Rohloff. If I had the money at the moment I’d buy one of these transfer everything from the 3+ to it and then build that frame up with the Rohloff and 29″ wheels.Posted 1 month ago
u wot m8
I’ve already got a Marin Pine Mountain One plus bike with a bouncy fork and a Charge Plug 3 all road/gravel bike. There’s quite a bit of overlap with this, although the plug is currently running 28mm slicks and guards as a winter roadie.
This would have been a great winter off road bike, but I left it too long and small is now OOS.Posted 1 month agosuperstuSubscriber
No XL available anymore which will help my procrastinating.
Bought an Iroko before in one of their sales and it was an awesome frame, most compliant aluminium frame I’ve had, good all rounder geometry and surprisingly light. These look like they’d be great and a genuine bargain.Posted 1 month agojamesoSubscriber
Spoke to Evans and they apologised, but it won’t come with a shim.
They don’t sorry, no – these frames were bought in for warranty service but not used. 31.6 post fits but the full bikes were shimmed down to 27.2. Use a long shim if you do, the bikes came with 100mms.Posted 1 month agochakapingSubscriber
Looks good. If it were 142x12mm rear & 100x15mm front then I probably would bought one to use with a nice set of that wheels I can’t sell.
Only question is do I plumb for some 27.5+ wheels and tyres to try
I wouldn’t hurry to, I’ve found they make most sense round our way in the dry months (if we get more than one dry month).
You may well pick up some nice cheap used non-boost ones by watching ebay etc. though.Posted 1 month ago
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