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  • IA
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    If you’re looking at the spearfish, what about the horsethief?

    (6’4″ and have an XL one, it’s ace)

    Toasty
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    Loving my new Stumpjumper FSR 29er here. Bought one of these £800 frames:

    http://www.bikescene.co.uk/Specialized-Stumpjumper-FSR-Comp-29-Frame-5988-0-0.html

    Built it up with a 130mm Rev 29er, Merlin’d an SLX groupset. Frame weight was about 7lbs for a monster big size.

    The huge wheels almost mask the fact it’s an XXL frame! Definitely not spaghetti, 142×12 axle on the back end probably helps.

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    Orange bikes tend to be pretty tough, so how about the Gyro. The one I tested was a large and was spot on 32 lb. Seemed pretty rugged to me.

    mrmoofo
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    I used to have a patriot – though admitedly a 2006 one. Dunno – never loved it, 18 inch frame was sort of small.
    And somehing in my head tells me that the frames are way over priced – and I got piss all for mine on eBay. However someone did really well !! I guess I have a grudge !

    Yetiman
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    Budget? I would class my Nicolai AC 29er as pretty rugged, and it weighs just under 32lbs running a heavy Hammerschmidt crank. I would guess at sub 31lbs running 1×10 or 2×10. It’s 140mm travel though, not 120mm.

    llama
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    horsethief

    sambob
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    Salsa Horsethief. Not sure whether they can still be had cheap, but I got mine for £800 with a 2013 Fox CTD.

    Norco Shonobi ? Ok it’s got 140 up front but so what.

    mrmoofo
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    Ok – I was going to buy a Solaris as my step towards the darkside – for XC stylee duties
    But after a few threads here , maybe I should consider a FS …

    Ok , I weigh 130 kgs , 6ft 3 inches – so I think a spearfish is going to be like riding spagetti …
    Is there any heavy duty 29er that I should consider – Transition Bandit comes to mind.

    Looking at 120mm f/R

    One proviso – despite the fact that I may be a chubster, I don’t want it to weigh much more than 32lbs.
    And yes , I can shed some ballast and am trying to do so … 😆

    ChunkyMTB
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    Turner Sultan?

    TooTall
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    Turner Sultan like wot he said.

    My Sasquatch (23″ frame) weighs in at 30lbs all up and it wasn’t built for a weenie.

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    llama.

    How are you getting on with that fork?

    mrmoofo
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    The Horsefeeth seems quite an expensive option for all the usual sources – will scan it all tonight

    So no transition bandit fans?

    Mbnut
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    love mine… it’s a ’12 so 140/130.

    if you are a big fella then a 34 fork would make sense on whatever you get.

    llama how is that fork…

    Frankers
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    If you’re looking for a FS XC bike that works well on rough trails but is also not “Too Much” on smoother stuff how about the Pyga OneTen29

    Mine weighs about 28-29lbs and the frame is very stiff and solidly built

    Front is 120-130mm

    My other bike is a Solaris

    llama
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    llama.

    How are you getting on with that fork?

    I’d maybe swap them for fox 34s, but not 32s or revs, which are both less stiff and less progressive.

    With a big IMO.

    Took a good few rides to bed in and v sensitive to pressure and rebound, so setup is a bit lengthy.

    scottalej
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    Trek (Gary Fisher) Rumblefish. I’m about 200lbs and find that this is a very stiff frame. Brilliant downhill and, once the shock was set up for my weight(Mojo), a great climber as well. Weighs 32lbs and has 120mm travel as requested. 🙂

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    I have been having this exact same self-discussion and have even considered dropping to a 26″ for this type of bike. For example a Cannondale Jekyll 3 can be had for £1800 with £1300 off RRP, but you simply can’t get them sort of discounts on a burly 29er.

    What i really want is a Commencal AM29.

    pjm84
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    I like my Trigger 1 but I think the rear shock will be a bit soft for you. 110kg rider equals 600psi which is the max you can put in.

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    Hi,

    Just to add another one into the mix, I am 6′ 4″ and now a svelt 110kgs (was 125 last year), and as the legendary “Ton”, another bigger gent, used to do, I ride a Ventana El Capitan. Stiff as fook, plush, lovely.

    Kev

    mrmoofo
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    26 FS seems to offer better value …I would be in an “i want it now ” mode , not after test riding 100s ( I don’t have time)
    Maybe it’s back to the solaris plan … which isn’t a bad one anyway ..

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