Recommend me a 29" HT frame with slack geometry
Have you tried a ‘steep’ 29’er?
Reason I ask is severalfold;
a) they always have steeper angles as the rake/trail/offset are different to their 26er cousins.
b) by vitue of having 3″ longer forks they have longer wheelbases
c) as above for the chainstays
Basicly a 29er wit a 70deg HA feels steep in the car park, but once upto speed is really stable.Posted 4 years ago
I have realised I like slack bikes. I have a load of parts I want to add a frame to but the ones I seem to like (Cotic Solaris / Kinesis FF) seem to ahve a HA of 70 deg+.
Can anyone recommend a slacker frame to me? Would like it to run 120mm forks although for now I will have to make do with 100mm.
The Whytes look quite slack (68.5) but are not available as frame only.
nachoPosted 4 years ago
All the obvious choices have been stated above. If is a new frame you are after you are somewhat limited and none are that cheap, except maybe the Singular.
Not sure you will find many Stache or Whyte frames as they are relatively new. As a rule just after I give up searching for something secondhand on forums/fleabay etc and chose something else a rash of them appear going cheap…Posted 4 years agoz1ppyMember
I like slack bikes and bought a whyte on the bases of a test ride, that felt ‘just right’ to me. That said, my 26er FS bike has the same head angle, the 29er does not feel the same (as slack).
I’m left wondering how how Whyte have managed to get it so right, when supposedly the industry says 70° are as slack as you’d ever want…
Anyways, dependant on the size of your pocket, I’d add last years Whyte 829 (sold with 100mm & a 69°) which should come very close to the 2013 929 with 120mm & 67-68° headangle. So would probably handle the upgrade to 120mm well. The 829 seems to be a bit of a dark horse that many ppl have over looked (& the ones I’ve seen for sale 2nd hand had little interest) and the 929 sold out so quick, they seemingly never hit the showroom floor.
The 5/6/729 range are great bikes too, but the 8/929 ability to shorten the chainstay makes them that bit ‘better’, there well worth chasing down IMHO
The 929 IMO is a Yelli for more jey-core or XXXXC rider 😉
oh and everyone seem to have forgotten the 2Soul’s Quarter HorsePosted 4 years agomontariusMember
Take a look at the Trek Stache http://www.pinkbike.com/news/Trek-Stache-8-Tested-2013.html
Slack geo with 120mm travel. Highly recommendedPosted 4 years agofunkrodentSubscriber
Interestingly the Maxlight Sync seems to be one of the only bikes (that I’ve read about anyway) that changes wheel size dependent on frame size, 650b for Small frames and 29″ for medium and large. Makes a lot of sense to me. All I need now is to win the lottery…Posted 4 years ago
@rewski recognise Eastbourne prom in photo and was done there last week seeing parents – rode over downs to Friston and roundabouts feeling very overbiked on my dual ply shod full susser that is suited to the Lakes. Felt the need for a bike at the other end of the spectrum and bought a Stache as couldn’t stretch to posh frame builds. Your Kinesis looks biz!Posted 4 years agoratherbeintobagoSubscriber
@rewksi not me on Devinci, battered Stumpjumper and only rode before breakfast as was on holiday with kids…Posted 4 years ago
Grew up in Eastbourne and started mountain biking there 20 years ago so knows trails quite well!
It reminded me just how different riding in the UK can be and how much you can tune a bike for the local conditions – hence my Lakes bike did not like some of the long gentle climbs and open downland!
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