- S&S coupling.. Anybody put one on a mountain bike ?
Plenty of custom-builders offer this option…won’t be cheap though. I’d rather buy a S/H Ibis Tranny (bolt-on rear) or similar (If it had to be a hardtail).
Couplers don’t save as much time as you would think, as you can still have problems with cables/hoses without removing parts.
I think a lot of full-sus frames would actually pack down smaller with them not having full size rear triangles.
Edit: Is your frame steel? I’ve just been reading that’s what the frame would have made from…I think that only applies when altering existing frames though.Posted 5 years agorighogSubscriber
I genuinely had not thought of splitting a full Sus at the Pivot for transport..Doh It’s not as if my full suss has more than one.
It also looks as if the frame would need re powder coating/painting so a good second hand frame would be a good option.
Thanks for the links, that Inbred looks great.Posted 5 years agoMacgyverMember
Yep Crashtestmonkey has seen ours in action. We have a Ventana full bounce tandem with S&S couplings – 5 couplings to be precise to split the frame into three. Works very well too. I did not bother with cable splitters for the gears as I went for shifters that had seperate backets on the bars so when we pack it the grips, brackets for brakes and gears stay onthe bars and I just neatly coil and tape the hoses and gear cables in a loop.
Not sure if this link still works as work bans certain things but there was a little slide show of it being stripped and packed in this thread.Posted 5 years ago
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