- The Let’s See Your 29er Hardtails/ Rigids Thread
nothing beats the mint sauce feeling of zipping along on a light rigid bike on out of the way trails. Direct quick feeling riding.
Yep. The best thing about riding it for me, besides the incredibly quick and well balanced handling of that particular bike, is the solid feeling when getting out of the saddle. I’d ridden FS for so long I’d forgotten the sheer physical satisfaction of standing up and heaving on the bars properly. Feels great. Until you go downhill on something rocky. Then it feels not so great!Posted 4 months agocogwombleMember
Why do Kona Units always look so cool…
It’s basically the owners. 😉
I think the skinny tubes and blue work really well, it’s not why I got the bike but it didn’t hurt the decision, it’s sort of evocative of the Gulf Racing colours, that’s why I went for Orange Superstar pedals on mine… but the black and gold on the 2018 ones is JPS/Lotus livery, which also makes me very happy indeed.
With the brooks seat, and the skinwalls, I do feel like I need to grow a beard, live on a plant based diet, and start drinking latte’s rather than pints and eating chips and pies.Posted 4 months agotomhowardSubscriber
My 2017 Salsa Mukluk carbon, before i pumped the tyres up.
[url=https://flic.kr/p/2fkMtN7]The Rigid one[/url] by tom.howard.562, on Flickr
Tire clearance is ‘adequate’
[url=https://flic.kr/p/2fkMufE]The Rigid one/url] by tom.howard.562, on Flickr
[url=https://flic.kr/p/2fkMui5]The Rigid one[/url] by tom.howard.562, on Flickr
I quite like that its both high and low tech. It’s light, without being twangy. It’s ‘kin rapid, and great when I need to be reminded what it’s like to make good line choices.
Comfortable, it aint. But that is solved by some 4.8 minions on 80mm rims, if thats what I fancy…Posted 4 months agobig_scot_nannySubscriber
Some lovely machines being posted, loving Bigdummy’s Chromag – surely you must have been tempted to do the stem/bars too, to go full Klein?
My favouritest bike, Surly ICT usually ridden with 29+ as per photo (though sometimes DHF/DHR). So versatile, a great bike.Posted 4 months agoepicycloSubscriber
My On-One Scandal on its umpteenth incarnation. (No bar tape because still refining position).
Running it singlespeed and amazed at what it goes up on a 42/19 – must be the skinny 2″ tyres.
I was so pleased to see On-One had made a set of bars specially for me, that I bought 2 sets. 🙂Posted 4 months agomomoSubscriber
Genesis Tarn, bought on a whim to try B+, absolutely love it, completely sold on the big wheel thing ended up buying a Hightower which I’ve since sold on again as it was just too much bike for the riding I get to do, this is now my only MTB and does for everything from local pootling to Lakeland epics.Posted 4 months ago
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