- PYGA OneTen-29 – Pics
Not got round to dropping that 140mm rev down to 120mm yet. Too damn hot for any further spannering.
A quick spin suggests much fun tomorrow. Unless I melt first. The wheels/bars/stem are off my Solaris until I decide what I want. My endless dithering over size proved to be pointless. Seat tube is taller than Solaris but standover is actually a bit more.
Went together suspiciously easily although I handed over all the tricky bits to a responsible adult. Some really nice touches for cable routing, etc. Loads of room for a 2.2 tyre as well out back.
And it’s greener than that. So much greener!Posted 4 years ago
There’s a blooming big gusset there, but yeah probably look really odd in three years when the next design thing has moved in. Feels like a lot of fun although will need to play with suspension etc tomorrow. Still there’s worse things to do on dustry trails in the sunshine 😉Posted 4 years ago
Nice one Alex! The green is indeed a lovely colour, as is the orange of the 650 version – which I incidentally have 😀
I suspect the 29 is very similar in ride quality to the 650 and having done the PPdS a couple of weeks ago on mine, they are much fun on all gradients 😀
Enjoy!Posted 4 years ago
Yeah ta for your advice as well. I was wandering around the bike expo at Chatel and they had a dealer with a 650b and a 29er that had both done PPDS. Fella was singing the praises of both. Still he probably wanted to sell me one. When I asked about mud clearance on the rear, he was keen to point out he’d done the PPDS saturday (as had I) which I felt settled that argument 🙂Posted 4 years ago
Yep, I met the chap at Chatel too, he was very excited to see another 650! He started to speak to me in German until I replied slowly and loudly…
We did Friday, sat out Saturday and back over to Chatel on Sunday. Hans Dampf’s 2.35’s, tubeless were incredible in both wet and dry and acceptable clearance, although the mud between Morzine and Les Lindarets on the Sunday was ridiculously sticky and clogged everything and everyone up, to the point where I passed at least two ‘riders’ who had ripped their rear mech’s off due to the accumulation of mud.
In the lift queues, my PYGA certainly received many looks and questions from people and a chap who claimed to be a bike shop owner in Thonon stopped beside me at the end of one of the Chatel bike park runs to ask me about the bike as he was considering whether to become a dealer. Apparently he had been trying to catch me up!! It’s a quick bike!Posted 4 years ago
🙂 I might have to revisit the current 180/160 rotors. The fella I met was appropriately German seemingly very keen to explain bearing sizes and the like to me. In the interests of cross border relationships, I did my best to look interested 😉
Friday looked okay. Saturday was an epic. We didn’t finish but we were finished. Six hours or so and on the Champery lift, I’m fairly sure it was snowing. Sunday was just an exercise in collecting mud.
It was still fantastic tho. We’ll be back next year. Not sure on which bike yet.Posted 4 years ago
Well we had a cracking ride today in the Yat. It’s a brilliant climber, lots of traction everywhere and so much easier than dragging up a 32lb bike with a 2.5 tyre. I’m not sure that’s a 29er benefit, more having ridden my Rocket for six weeks with big tyres. Downhill, much fun, not sure I’ve got that fork dialled but the back end – even tho it’s only 110mm – feels bottomless. Had a couple of fastest times on descents today and I’m nowhere near working out what the bike can do.
Might leave it at 140mm for the moment.
Malverns Tuesday, let’s see how it does on the steeps and rocks. So far tho, so good 🙂Posted 4 years ago
😀 Great to hear your first impressions are like mine were and still are Alex. The rear suspension does certainly feel incredibly capable. Patrick Morewood’s bikes have a great reputation for their ability on the descents and these 29 and 650 bikes of his new venture are continuing along the same lines 🙂
@ forge – did we speak in one of the lift lines in Chatel?Posted 4 years ago
Just been out again in the Malverns. Which were looser than the morals of an alley cat 🙂 30% sag on the rear was super plush but didn’t bottom out over a few jumps and drops and wasn’t noticeably boingy on the climbs (I just have the shock floodgate wide open and leave it there otherwise I’ll forget). Got a couple of PRs on climbs and a KoM on my fav singletrack descent. By a second, but hey it’s still a KoM 🙂
Definitely would like to try the forks at 130 or 120 and maybe swap the front race king for a hans dampf. And I chipped my first bit of paint under the BB 🙁
Tomorrow I shall be riding it again in the Forest. Be rude not too really.Posted 4 years ago
It would seem so. Just been out on mine for the third time (in four days 🙂 ) and finding it great up and downhill. I sort of forget it’s a 29er, it’s just a fun bike to ride. I really wish I didn’t have to go to work tomorrow as I’d love to rag it round a couple of laps of cwmcarn next.Posted 4 years ago
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