STW Advice – Dialled Alpine MK3 or Stanton Slackline 631

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  • STW Advice – Dialled Alpine MK3 or Stanton Slackline 631
  • andiskin
    Member

    I’m always ranting on about it, but I think chain stay length makes a massive difference. If you want something long and stable go for the Alpine. But if you want something chuck-able I’d say you’ll really regret not going for the Slackline.

    MoseyMTB
    Member

    Ssssssh I want chuckable too! Damn and the Slackline would cost me £100 less.

    Mike will kill me if I cancel my pre order lol.

    . But if you want something chuck-able I’d say you’ll really regret not going for the Slackline.

    totally agree with this. I had ridden a blue pig and a 456 and then demo’d a slackline as they’re local to me..

    looking for some lyriks on mine as i hate the talas

    MoseyMTB
    Member

    The only thing I’m worried about is standover. I’m 5ft7 and the Slackline is a 16.5. The Alpine is a 16 but has a lower top tube.

    The positive is either way they are both awesome and I’m sure I’ll love whichever I go for.

    Premier Icon mattjg
    Subscriber

    man speaks truth about chainstay length, I have a short CS 29er it makes a huge difference

    (am never sure why people get stressed about a bit of standover variation)

    MoseyMTB
    Member

    It’s more the fact I’m short and I don’t want to bash my bits.

    scottfitz
    Member

    Slackline and Alpine are both on my list of bike to try but if had the money:

    New BTR Ranger Enduro hardtail – hand-built in Britain

    catvet
    Member

    I think the Alpine has slightly better angles than either the bfe or the Slackline for climbing, when used with a 140 fork, and therefore probably makes it a better all round bike.
    sagged 25% with 140 fork (from manu web sites)
    alpine 68 74
    bfe 68.4 71.4
    slackline 68 72

    Is there a geometry chart for the Slackline anywhere? There’s a table of measurements, but tricky to know which TT measurement corresponds to the Cotic ones.

    MoseyMTB
    Member

    Yeah for both the Alpine and Stanton I cans find a proper chart. I can’t find headtube lengths for my forks etc.

    the shorter chainstays, longish top tube and slack head angle make the slackline such a great ride.
    I am a shortarse too, and came from a “14 dmr frame to a 16 slackline but it is not an issue.

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