- PSA – PX Tempest Rival 1 for £1299
Isn’t the spec for the bike, but the price for the frame only option?
Nope.Posted 6 months ago
The build list states it’s v3 and reviews plus any other info say that has 40-odd mm clearance despite the listing saying only 38mm.
I’ll find out soon I suppose as I’ve bought 2, for me & my wife. Was going to buy a Reilly Gradient later this spring but at that price I basically got 2 full bikes instead!Posted 6 months ago
I’m just about to press the button on a Tempest, but at 5’11 I’m right in the middle of medium & large sizing so would appreciate any STW advice!
My mtb’s have always been 18/medium and fit perfectly, but my Ribble road bike is comparable to a large in the Tempest sizing, though this does sometimes feel a bit of a stretch.
I think I’ll go for the medium, but what d’ya think?Posted 6 months agozilog6128Subscriber
Wow. Is it any good? Amazing price if so, just for the groupset (Rival 1 is prefect for gravel IMO) and the frame. Everything else I’d probably change anyway. Wheels look poor, not suitable for off-road tubleless according to one review I just googled quickly?
Is this an older version not the V3 flat mount one mentioned elsewhere on the website?Posted 6 months ago
I’m 5ft11 as well. Was having the same dither. My Bro’s 54 Mason Bokeh feels a bit short but that’s the only bike like it I’ve sat on! I was going Large as I want the reach (long body/short legs).
Such a good deal, nothing 2nd hand on eBay is even getting close. Still not quite sure… I’ll probably continue to dither and then miss out!Posted 6 months ago
It’s the full current V3 frame.
Wheels are great for the price, and actually just great wheels.
Not quite sure what more you are expecting us to pull out of the hat for £1299.99.
Think that is what I paid for my Pickenflick just over a year back, which has been a great bike. Wheels weren’t great (Vision Disc) … Quite heavy and bearings/freehub sounded quite grumbly, but lasted a year with no trouble until I upgraded to Hunts.
@brant … (bit if a thread hijak … but since I started the thread, what the heck!) … Would the Pickenflick frame be up to towing a child’s Tagalong? Have never worried with alu MTB / CX frames (and they haven’t died), and figure that as Ti is stronger, it should be ok … Just this is my ‘best’ (but also most used) bike!Posted 6 months agoDaffySubscriber
Yes, I towed my kids and their bikes in my Pickenflick for 2 years. Probably about 70kg in total.
I really don’t need on of these bikes(I have 2 Ti Gravel bikes) but, somehow…I still want one…
But I have no need of the wheels and tyres…nor the bars, stem or seat-post really. Damn it, I still kinda want one.Posted 6 months ago
Couple of new £1299.99 gravel builds just gone live.Posted 6 months ago
I dunno about the whole l/xl thing.
Im 6’2”’with a 34” inside leg.
My previous gravel bike was an XL Sonder Camino Al. That fitted fairly well but I did feel a little stretched at the front with an 80mm stem. In fact it was the same length as my road bike which I had a Retul fit on but I think the wider, flared bars messed up with that.
Ive actually bought a L Tempest after comparing the geometry charts of the two. Slightly lower stack but only 15mm shorter reach so with either the same 80mm stem or a 90mm one (not exactly long on a road/gravel bike) I should end up in a similar place if not slightly shorter which is what I wanted.
Make sense?Posted 6 months ago
@matbee – non MTB sizing is a bit of a mystery to me. But I’m two inches shorter than you all in the leg, so reach will be about the same. I probably would need a shorter stem but it’s hard to know unless you’ve sat on one.
I compared the numbers to my 7 year old Boardman CX bike (which I think is a L). Not much difference except it’s 30mm longer! That bike always felt short so L still feels right for me. It’s right in the middle of the size chart on the web whereas you would be an XL On that chart. But your logic makes sense.. like I say tho I’m pretty much entirely clueless.
I did get sized up on a Ribble CGR at their store in brum which is similar dimensions. Their view was a L for touring a M for messing about in the woods. It’s a pain being on the edge of sizing between sizes.Posted 6 months ago
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