- "Rugged" 29er
Loving my new Stumpjumper FSR 29er here. Bought one of these £800 frames:
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.Posted 4 years ago
I used to have a patriot – though admitedly a 2006 one. Dunno – never loved it, 18 inch frame was sort of small.Posted 4 years ago
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 !
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.Posted 4 years ago
And yes , I can shed some ballast and am trying to do so … 😆weeksySubscriber
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.Posted 4 years ago
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