- Recommend me a XC hardtail, if you so please
Not fashionable but I really like my Stumpjumper Comp Carbon. Nice to ride, respectably light, decent enough kit if nothing special and it goes fast as long as I keep pedalling hard. (19″ size, I’m 6’0″ and like to be stretched out. The 21″ is about an inch longer.)Posted 4 years agobellefiedMember
GrumpyDave – Member
Need a new bike frame because mine is too small.
Can’t be an On-One (broken a couple of those).
Can’t be a Cotic (that is the too small one I currently have)
Looking for something for XC use only. No jumps or drops.
Needs to be big as I’m 6’3″.
All help appreciated.Posted 4 years ago
how have you broken two on ones if you don’t do jumps or drops? 😯shortcutSubscriber
At 6’3 wanting an xc hardtail with 26″ wheels seems a little shortsighted. The classic options are the Cotic Soul, On One Whippet, Scott Scale (if they do them in baby wheels nowadays), Orange may have something aside for that there should be plenty in the bargain bins or second hand.
I would suspect you are more likely to get something confidence inspiring, that fits and that you crash a little less often if you go for bigger wheels. If you are prepared to make the brave step then options like the Santa Cruz Highball, Scott Scale, Kinesis FF29, Cotic Solaris etc make a lot of sense.Posted 4 years agojairajSubscriber
I would suspect you are more likely to get something confidence inspiring, that fits and that you crash a little less often if you go for bigger wheels.
err not sure I’m with you! I’m not against 29ers. If it works for you then go for the bigger wheels, that’s fine with me.
But to say 29ers are more suitable for taller riders, are more confidence inspiring and will magically cause you to crash less is just rubbish.
Its down to the geometry of the bike whether it fits you or not. Nothing to do with smaller wheels. In fact the smaller wheels have less constraints on the geo so you could possibly argue that you can make a better fitting bike with 26 inch wheels.
Same goes for the confidence inspiring bit. You can quite easily make a very nervous and twitchy 29er and you could just as easily create a very stable 26er bike. Its down to the geometry which is formed from many more factors than just wheel size.Posted 4 years ago
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