- Short travel 27.5″ Full sus
Thinking of replacing both my bikes ((Orange 5 27.5″) 150mm full sus / (Pace104XC) 120mm Hardtail) for one that sits between the 2, especially as these days I’d rather go further and keep my wheels closer to the ground. So a short travel full sus (xc/marathon) type bike seems like the way forward. However I’m a shortarse at 5ft5″ and I’ve never got on with any 29ers I’ve tried. I like to move the bike around a bit and they just feel too unwieldy to me. So does anyone make a 27.5″ wheeled short travel full sus that would fit the bill? Preferably carbon as I’m after something light I can pedal 60 miles on comfortably.Posted 5 days ago
often 29 inch bikes come in at 27.5 in the size small which I guess you would be after.Posted 5 days ago
@trumpton some hardtails do, but I can’t find any full sus bikes that do, hence my question 🙂Posted 5 days ago
Scott spark – you can run 27.5 plus or 29er wheels so you get to choose.Posted 5 days ago
I think the trance is somewhere in there also, although new one may now be a 29er
Trek Fuel EX is 27.5 in XS/S sizes too but may be more travel than you wantPosted 5 days ago
I am pretty sure some of the Marin fs bikes come in 27.5 in small ( and maybe larger sizes too ).Posted 5 days ago
Might be wrong but pretty sure the spark is 29er only now. On the genius you can swap between 27.5 and 29Posted 5 days ago
As far as I can see Scott spark is 27.5″ in alloy versions only now, trance is 150mm of travel, Fuel is 140mm. I was thinking more 100-120mm of travel. Happy to compromise on the rough techy stuff if it’s easier to pedal it up all the hills, here in the highlands.Posted 5 days ago
I’d have the new 5010, not a rocket ship on the flat but a riot of a bike.
Ps the older ones would be worth a look for more xc bias
Ps share your lack of love for 29ers but was happy dragging quite a big bike around so on a remedy 9.9 and couldn’t be happierPosted 5 days ago
Marin Hawk Hill is 27.5 and 120mm travel out back. Doesn’t look that special though.
Sorry, forgot you wanted carbon, so it’s out.Posted 4 days ago
Stumpjumper ST might be worth a look at.Posted 4 days ago
What about the new Ibis Mojo 4?
Short stand over too on those.Posted 4 days ago
Funny that, I was going to shout up to say IBIS mojo 4Posted 4 days ago
Guy Kesteven told me on YouTube that the ST is being discontinued here.Posted 4 days ago
oooh that Ibis is nice, maybe I need to adjust my expectations of what a short travel bike is for 2020 though, must be getting old :). Could even buy the frame and swap most of the bits off the five onto it.Posted 4 days ago
YT Izzo?Posted 4 days ago
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