Show me your B+ hardtails

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  • Premier Icon NorthCountryBoy
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    Thinking about a change from the 29er, although I do enjoy riding it a lot. Would be interested in seeing what folk are riding in B+ bikes, or bikes that will take either 29 or B+

    Ideally slack ish 120/140 fork ok for lakes and trails riding with a bit of bikepacking Santa Cruz Chameleon looks ace but a bit spendy for my tight scottish routes!

    I dont read bike mags much any more so a bit out of the loop. Whats good?

    astormatt
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    Love my 909….

    Premier Icon linchpin
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    Mmm that 909 is nice

    Premier Icon proutster
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    Mondraker Vantage RR+ ??

    There might possibly be a nice one for sale on Pinkbike…..

    Premier Icon drewd
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    Sonder Transmitter? I don’t own one but they seem well regarded on here and by others.

    Premier Icon slackman99
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    Genesis Tarn? Bought as the Tarn 10 and have swapped some bits, but am always surprised how much speed it picks up downhill.

    [url=https://flic.kr/p/25EFadT]20180422_164414[/url] by David Scott, on Flickr

    Premier Icon singlespeedstu
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    Last Fastforward.

    Geo is bang on trend.

    29er mode.

    [url=https://flic.kr/p/J3t5Y4]Muddy Fastforward.[/url] by multispeedstu, on Flickr

    B+ mode.

    [url=https://flic.kr/p/VTaQUa]Minch Moor[/url] by multispeedstu, on Flickr

    Which do you prefer Stu?

    dai3015
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    Absolutely LOVE my Mondraker Vantage R+

    Mondy

    Didn’t like the plus Scott Scale that I had – the Mondraker is much superior bike IMHO

    Premier Icon honeybadgerx
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    I’ve been riding a Trek Stache for the past month and it’s blown me away. Super comfy on long rides and a real hoot downhill, way more fun to ride than I expected.

    Premier Icon singlespeedstu
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    Which do you prefer Stu?

    It’s hard to say, but It’s maybe a little more fun with the +

    Normally use 29er wheels when it’s muddy and B+ the rest of the time.

    I’ve not ridden it with + wheels for a while but I re fitted them yesterday so if it pisses down for the next month you can blame me.

    pipiom
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    Love this beaut

    Alex
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    [url=https://flic.kr/p/WwcVV4]Last ride of my 40s![/url] by Alex Leigh, on Flickr

    This is really my daughters but I ride it more than she does. It’s a Medium Solaris Max. I’d like a large to go with it 🙂 Ride it loads in the local woods, it’s an absolute blast. Also run it 29 in the winter but I much prefer it on the chubbies.

    Premier Icon momo
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    Another Tarn,

    [url=https://flic.kr/p/XUfDVb]Peak summer[/url] by Matt Cotterill, on Flickr

    Turnerfan1
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    Got this one.

    Travers Russ Ti.

    A bit more xc but a right laugh!

    Max

    Denis99
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    Marin Pine Mountain 2.

    Replaced the Fox forks, with the Lauf trail.

    munrobiker
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    Trek Stache. 29+, 29 or 650b+. I prefer 29+ to 650b+, it’s just so much fun to ride, and massively more capable than a bike that looks like it’s only for total nichemongers. It’s my winter bike and I use it in the Dark and White Peak, but a mate of mine has taken it up Helvellyn twice and taken it down Dollywagon and it just lapped it up.

    Mine’s been upgraded with a 40mm stem and 780mm bar, which really sorts it out.

    essexbiker
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    I’ve got one of these – Sonder Transmitter (photo not mine) and it gets ridden far more than my newer full sus. My favourite mountain bike in over 20 years (and there’s been a few!)

    Sonder Transmitter

    Premier Icon tuskaloosa
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    Hoping to receive my Rootdown BA today, can’t wait. Crap part is I won’t be able to ride it till Sunday (if I’m lucky)

    Previous Owner’s picture

    Premier Icon NorthCountryBoy
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    looks good keep them coming

    sefton
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    going to sell my fuse pro soon (pretty much new – 15 rides)

    Premier Icon superstu
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    Just bought a whyte 905, off the back of a demo when I smashed all my PRs on a route I often do. To be fair the cotic solaris that I also demo’d (in chubby mode) was also excellent, but out of stock and waiting for the new longer reach version to be announced I believe.

    kja78
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    Quite like my 2017 Scale 710 Plus. Wouldn’t have paid full price for it though!

    Misses most of the criteria but it is a b+ 🙂 tbh I’ve only ridden it two short times but I just love my other bike too much 29er+ or fat fronted Jones 29er

    Premier Icon rosscopeco
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    Another bouncy stooge…my 4th one so far…this one is a keeper.

    Pic from my ‘longer than usual’ commute this morning.

    [url=https://flic.kr/p/24i24jo]Untitled[/url] by Rosscopeco, on Flickr

    Another pic from a recent Torridon trip before I changed from the Jones bars to the Stooge Moto bars. Still undecided on which bars are better.

    [url=https://flic.kr/p/J5VQtf]Ti Stooge[/url] by Rosscopeco, on Flickr

    Last pic is just a nice pic, IMO!

    [url=https://flic.kr/p/J5VNJo]Ti Stooge[/url] by Rosscopeco, on Flickr

    hiding in the shrubbery       whats b+ ??

    Premier Icon bungalistic
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    Production Privee Shan GT, first pic is with 650+ 2.8 tyres, 2nd pic is with 29er setup. Both wheel sizes fun to ride.

    sefton
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    now in the classifieds

    stevedoc
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    My go to bike 9 times from 10 even when its minus 6 outside

    Norco torrent 7.1  upped the Yaris to 140mm  and a 150 dropper ,

    marcgear
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    It’s my Sonder Transmitter that essexbiker posted earlier, but here it is loaded up for Jennride this weekend (and with new tyres/bar)

    Premier Icon singlespeedstu
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    Another pic of my Fastforward now it’s back in + mode.

    I’d forgotten how much fun it is setup like this.

    Just makes me want to pop off every root, bump or rock.

    [url=https://flic.kr/p/24n93EQ]Bluebells and + tyres.[/url] by multispeedstu, on Flickr

    cb200
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    Sherpa in plus and 29er modes:

    Premier Icon Trailrider Jim
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    Love my 909…

    Love mine too. Went from a FS 29er and the grip on the 909 with 2.8″ tyres is game changing. A bike that’s making me smile every ride. Can’t beat that imo.

    Premier Icon kcal
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    Swift, B+ at the moment, have a 29r wheelset for different set of riding.

    Really enjoy it, plenty miles over last few days around Aviemore, then a long trip home, still felt good.

    If I could easily post up pics, I would!

    Premier Icon NorthCountryBoy
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    Hi all, thanks for pics good to see what is out there. Rode the Jennride at the weekend and saw a good variety of bikes form 26 to 29+ and everything in between.

    Still enjoyed riding my 29er but its at the point of needing a good bit of attention or replacement ,im erring in that direction 🙂

    sefton
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    Traction climbing or in the corners is amazing. It takes a lot to get the rear slipping when climbing.

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