That Stanton 29er
It’s right pretty in’t it?
I love my Yelli Screamy for it’s slack front and snappy rear. Tho I’m an XC/trail rider not a hucker. The Yelli’s weak point is it’s a strong frame and a tad harsh for long rides. No snap there.
Not bothered about the Stanton’s (marginally) steeper HA … ETT is within 2mm, that’s no biggie … the question is am I really going to notice the steeper seat tube and the extra 10mm (or more .. the BB may be higher) in the chain stays?
(What’s the worst that can happen .. drop 500 quid, transfer parts, if I don’t get on with it sell it for 300?)Posted 3 years ago
The Stanton is marginally slacker than the Yelli, those figures are with a 100mm fork. With a 120 I expect the SA will be about the same. You will notice the chainstays, it will be slightly less poppable but gain in high speed stability
You will also notice the weight.
If the Stanton had been around a year ago I would have been tempted by it instead of the Surface. Darn sight cheaper.Posted 3 years ago
@martinh you have a Surface? Also tempted by those – seem short in ETT tho.
I’d probably try 100mm on a Sherpa, I don’t really need all the 120mm I run on my M Yelli, and it’s what Stanton suggest is optimal.
Yeah side by side (120mm) it would be a tiny bit slacker than the Yelli. Again I’m happy to lose a little of that by running 100mm.Posted 3 years ago
You’ll notice the weight?
But the Yelli’s no feather weight, noted as weighing 4Lbs 9 , Stanton is 4 Lbs 5 (medium) so probably very similar in large, if not the same as it and the Cotic.
Handy side by side there thanks. Yelli weight doesn’t bother me (I race occasionally but for fun not podium) so to know the Stanton is comparable is useful. I looked at Nimble 9 a few times but do believe that’s a bit heavier.Posted 3 years ago
I do have an L (19.5″) Surface, ETT 24.5 which is pretty similar to the Stanton. If you compare the 17s, then yes, the Surface looks short, but they also do an 18.5 which is slightly longer.
From what you say about travel then the Stanton sounds like a better fit for you as it’s 100-120, where as the Surface is 120-140. For me the Surface is for those days where I want travel and lots of it.Posted 3 years agotorquilMember
It’s a pretty looking bike for sure but I can’t be the only one that noticed they missed out all the good, hard, techy riding from the top of the descent by sneaking down the railtrack! For a start that’s wasting one of the best bits on Snowdon after putting in the effort of the climb and it doesn’t inspire a huge amount of confidence in the bike.Posted 3 years ago
Kona Honzo has 65mm BB drop on a 120mm fork, Zealous Division is 55mm on a 120, Canfield YS is 62mm on a 100mm fork, and Genesis High latitudes and Fortitudes both have a 65mm drop, so given that the Sherpa is 50mm on a sagged 100mm fork, it’s comparatively high. Solaris is also fairly tall on anything over a 100mm fork.Posted 3 years agobrantSubscriber
High BB means shorter chainstays in a point-to-point sense.
But actual wheelbase ends up longer. It’s a geometric confusion sometimes 🙂
50mm BB drop on a Parkwood/Titus Fireline, with a topped out 120mm fork. BB would drop 1/3rd of the sag, so that’d be about 60mm BB drop when you are on it.
4lb 3oz for a Parkwood in 16in btw…Posted 3 years ago
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