- the best do it all full susser ??
Depends on so many things, how heavy you are, how smooth you are, how big you go, uplifts?, which tracks, how long are your all day rides, fit enough and willing to drag a bigger bike all the way round.
Will you run a second set of wheels, adjustable forks. Are you willing/mechanically competent enough to be switching shocks, offset spacers, forks.Posted 5 years ago
I have just ditched an 09 Wolf Ridge for a Mega. I couldn’t get on with the Marin, it’s fun downhill but a draggy old bugger everywhere else. I tried to love it, but it was ruining my rides.
The Mega pedals well everywhere and still excels downhill. Lots of pedal strikes though, if that bothers you. It has 36 forks at 160mm & I don’t think you’d want to go lower. My riding mojo has returned 🙂
Having said that, I don’t think you’d be unhappy with a newer five but they are too dear for me…
All Terrain have an Orange Blood at £900 🙂
And if it’s a small Wolf Ridge you want, mine finishes on eBay tonight. Currently at £164.00 😉Posted 5 years agoDougMember
I use a Prophet with AM wheels, a longer stroke shock and offset bushes to get it to play nice and slack with 160mm coil forks, I can also use lighter 130/140mm air forks with the original shock and spacers with a lighter set of wheels and tyres as an all day bike as the manufacturers intended.
AM setup 34lb
XC setup around 30lb
2 bikes from 1 build but due to it being a trail frame and me being 18st I have to be shy away from the bigger DH jumps/drops. It would be fine landing properly but it wouldnt take me landing badly too often but thats what a DH bike is for.
Have to admit I also have a HT for proper epic day rideshich is where the shorter forks and lighter wheels normally live.
As mentioned above, if you can carry the weight/downhill is the fun bit for you then a 6″ bike like the Mega/Alpine 160 would be the way to go. If you enjoy climbing as much as descending and longer days in the saddle I’d go for a slightly lighter 5 style bike.Posted 5 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
I heartily recommend <bike that I own>
Nah, I genuinely do. Cotic Hemlock, stick a 2 degree slackener headset in it, big forks, sorted. Just in from 2 laps of glentress red- people’ll tell you 6 inch bikes with coil forks are “too much bike” to be fun on simpler trails, tis cobblers. Raced the No Fuss Endurance Downhill at Fort William last year, it carried me to a mid-table result- better at it than I am. Did a week in France, a fistful of UK enduro races, a chunk of the west highland way, god knows how many miles of pentlands XC and more trail centres than I can shake a broken swingarm at… And never less than fantastic at all of it.
All the bikes you name are mint, mind, honestly don’t think you’d regret any of them. I just like them less is all.Posted 5 years ago
+ 1 for the Hemlock.
I loved mine. Nearly bought it back after riding the Wolf Ridge!
Mine had 100mm rear & the 36 forks. If you fancy a Hemlock in small, mines sat in my mates garage. He loved it but decided a medium was better suited.
In black, new bearings all round, 100mm & 160mm rockers with an RP3 shock.Posted 5 years agosuperfliMember
Mugpoo, a few of my mates have WolfRidges (3) and one on an Attack Trail, and I certainly wouldn’t call it draggy. Climbing deceivingly well whenever I have ridden them. Nice and slack angles for the downs too.Posted 5 years ago
Mind you, I’m going to say Heckler, ’cause I have one 🙂 Maybe get 160 forks for it thoughmildredMember
Hemlocks are no longer available, so perhaps the new Rocket??
Had an attack trail, which I bought because I had a quake, loved it but found it hard work for all round riding. The attack trail wasn’t my cup of tea – it’s a confused xc bike on stilts (my opinion of course) – it absolutely flies in the big ring though.
I bought a new 5 because I like my old one so much but didn’t get on with te new one – very good bike, just a bit bland compared to the old one.
I think if I was spending that kind of money again it would be a Nicolai AC.Posted 5 years ago
The topic ‘the best do it all full susser ??’ is closed to new replies.