Recommend me a 140mm(ish) travel FS frame.
I’ve got a new frame itch… So can you recommend me one.
– FS 140mm(ish) travel.
– 26″ wheel compatible.
– I’m intrigued by something Carbon, but Alu suggestions welcome.
– Majority of my riding is typical UK trail centre or the local woods.
– Will have to cope with trips to wales (e.g. Brechfa) and the Alps (e.g. Les Gets).
– it’s got to be fun to ride, no steep head-angled race machines please 🙂
or should I just save my money and keep my Pace?Posted 4 years ago
The only think that concerns me is the limited travel…?
never felt limited on mine…. we went to innerleithen recently, and I took my TRc and my Covert.
My strava times on the Cadon bank descent were faster on the Santa Cruz 🙂
edit: just looked up my strava to check the times, I’ve got 14th overall on Cadon Bank (woop!)Posted 4 years ago
I really enjoy riding my pace. It’s certainly proved itself to be surprisingly capable bike.
I just feel like something lighter with a bit more ‘fun’ geometry would suit me better.
I’ve only had three bikes in the last 15 years. A ’96 Klein Pulse, an ’01 Kona Munimula and this Pace. Now I’ve finished uni and have settled into a new job. I want to make the most of my cycling before I have to settle down and the misses restricts money spending on bikes.Posted 4 years ago
This is maybe just my preferences but I’ve not ridden a Mojo that really felt right, they all feel like they’ve just squeezed extra travel onto a shorter travel platform… Nothing wrong with a 69 degree head angle, on a 100mm bike but it’s silly on a 5 incher IMO, why lug around the extra travel but have such XC geometry?
YMMV of course 😉Posted 4 years ago
That’s consistent with what I’ve hear elsewhere Northwind. Along with the blur LTc the Mojo SLR ticks all the right travel and weight boxes, but from what information I can gather there geometry is a bit old school xc orientated.
Any other recommendations out there?
(@alfabus I see your 11th place Cadon bank on your TRc and raise you a KOM on Brechfa Raven trail black grade downhill on my Pace 😉 )Posted 4 years ago
I wouldn’t say old school/xc, it’s just a much more balanced sort of a bike than most in the bracket… And tbh from a big trailbike, I don’t want balance. But watching Crawfy on his (he’s on an HD now but then the HD seems steep to me too) shows how capable it is, in the right hands.Posted 4 years agorjMember
Trek Remedy with a proper fork instead of the Float 32 they still insist on speccing it with? Goes up and along like an XC whippet, but really controlled without blanding everything out on the way back down. If I didn’t run out of money 3 days after I get paid it’s what I’d have. As it is, I have a Saracen Ariel and it’s absolutely fine.Posted 4 years agohoraMember
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