- Recommend me a 29" HT frame with slack geometry
Recently bought a Singular Buzzard
Very happy with it but too early to provide a definitive thumbs up. I found the selection of (in stock, easily accessible and most importantly reasonably priced) slacker 29ers extremely limited. Hence the buzzard was purchased. My initial impression is that it certainly doesn’t feel as slack (and as a result confidence inspiring) as my old cove Stiffee but way more slack than my 29 inbred.
I really wanted Alu as I wanted to save a bit of weight but the OT one I could find was the kona – which for me was difficult to find frame only in stock…
How slack is the sync? Is it slacker than the ff29?Posted 4 years agoroverpigSubscriber
Not much in it according to the Kinesis web site. The FF29 is quoted as having a HA of 71 degrees with a 100mm fork and 70 degrees at 120. The Sync is quoted as being 70.5 degrees but it doesn’t say what the fork length for this measurement is. So it’s either half a degree steeper or half a degree slacker than the FF29 I guess.Posted 4 years agomattjgSubscriber
Sync is a tad slacker I believe (the tables being for a 120mm fork).
Interesting point in the STW write up of the Sync about people having a nice 29er HT as a do it all and not bothering with a FS, I’m thinking along those lines myself. Many times if I really need an FS I can likely rent one.
I ride my Salsa Selma with a 100mm fork which gives a HA of 71 degrees-ish (the geo table says 72 degrees with 80mm), it’s not a slack bike, I don’t think I’d say the Sync is either. The Selma is spot on for twisty turny rolling trails, as soon as the terrain gets swoopy then my Yelli (68 degrees) comes alive.
But a reasonable pilot could ride either near anywhere.Posted 4 years ago
Funnily enough – I’ve moved to 29er h/t as my one do it all bike. As a result of a young family (I would still prefer to subscribe to n+1 but sadly cannot afford it).
I reckon if you are after a bike that has to do a bit of commuting/perhaps mount a kid seat and still off road then a 29er hardtail is the answer.Posted 4 years ago
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