Show me your BFe
So I’ve gone right off the summer Season, what was once a tolerable pig like climbing characteric is now just hateful and annoying, it feels big and clumsy, and I want a change… just I need to forgo some treats and indulgences to accumlate the cash, so spur me on my way with pictures of what I have set my heart on, particular attention to those in Large pls.
Ta Muchly.Posted 4 years agomindmap3Member
Now sporting an orange X0 rear mech, Chris King headset and a 2004 Marzocchi Z1 with 20mm axle (all black). The D321’s are tough as owt but weigh a ton so make the bike feel slow and heavy to ride so are getting replaced by a pair of EN521’s on Pro II’s courtesy of Wiggle.
It’s too small but was cheap (seconds frame due to a batch with dodgy welds by the drop out that may catch the chain in the smallest cog on the cassette….mine doesn’t have it) and is a hoot to ride.Posted 4 years ago
That looks a bit lovely though…
Thanks. It is a little different now but not massively. I came from a 456 that I hated to this BFe which I love. It is so versitile and has done full days out in the Peak where it was faultless, normal local riding including messing around on jumps and drops and even a session at the BMX track. Brilliant bike.Posted 4 years agoandehMember
Mine is a medium and I’m 6’1. Leave the forks at 140mm for the most part, it’s great fun! It’ll hack long days in the Peaks and doesn’t really feel too cramped. I probably should have gone for large but wanted something non gate-like and fun.
Action shot at Steel city 8)Posted 4 years ago
Winch – they had to go back after 3 rides, but can’t fault the after sales. well and truly bedded in after a few days in the alps. I’ve got the 130/160 Versions and on the Bfe they are wound down most of the time, even on the more twisty DH runs. Compared to the previous revs, a Pretty stiff fork with plenty of feedback and don’t seem to notice much fork dive. Reasonable weight at under 2kg too.Posted 4 years agotymbianMember
@ I_ache..I seem to be in the same boat. I’ve Zocchi 55’s on mine. They were converted to coil last year by Windwave as the air-seal failed twice. They weigh more than the frame ( forks 2.7kg + ). I run them at 160mm and find they climb well enough and absolutely fly ( scarey fast ) downhill. I’d love to swap to a lighter fork say a Rev @ 1.7kg but would hate to lose the confidence that the forks give..If someone could guarantee that I could have a lighter fork with the same damping properties I’d change.
Maybe just get the forks set-up ( serviced ) right . I thought Pikes were supposed to be a good fork.Posted 4 years ago
h4muf & momo winning for wetting loose my wallet latch in anticipation.
Mine will be getting pikes to begin with, but like above, since getting lyriks (and floodgate modding them) old pikes are begin to show their limitations. So we shall see. Will be a shame, pushed, coil, very nice. But things have come on…Posted 4 years ago
Well I’ve been overcome by doubt, so waiting a little bit. Tempted buy a medium for increased ‘chuckableness’, since I love my Meta AM so much, and also replacing my old avalanche with some kind of 29er mile muncher, I’m leaning towards this BFe as mostly a ‘play’ thing. I need to get on a few I think, but the only people with BFes I know have smalls, on account of their diminutive stature… 😕 No stockist near me either. Oh but I want a new bike now!!!Posted 4 years agotrailzillaMember
Been hammering round on this for 18 months now, still going strong (although it has gone through a new BB, a new crank set, a new saddle, a set of pedals, a front wheel total rebuild and a rear hub bearing replacement – but that’s just a sign of how much fun I’ve been having!).
Oh and it’s now 2×9 with a bashring and chain device.Posted 4 years ago
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