- Rigid won’t die? Show us yours!
survivor – it rides great!
Although it looks a bit mad, it’s mostly quite ‘normal’ by todays standards.
Obviously, the front end is a bit out there…
It was built primarily as a hardcore hardtail, which I wanted to run 150 forks at 63 degrees with a B+ tyre.
I also wanted the option of rigid, but rigid forks for 63 HA don’t exist, so I had these built.
I paid close attention to the mechanical trail and wheel flop numbers, to get the correct offset for the head angle. I went with what I knew worked well on production bikes.
Check out the new Stooge MK4, it’s getting slacker and big offset.
It feels really balanced, but more confident downhill than a rigid bike has any right to be, with the big tyre way out front like a DH bike.
I’ve had it a couple of years now. I’m considering selling it to get another one made, full 29+ this time with some changes to make it more bikepacking specific.
I love the new Stooge MK4, but the 72 SA rules it out for me. It was tempting me greatly otherwise.
A bit more on mechanical trail for the geo geeks HERE
And a handy calculator HEREPosted 3 months ago
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