What bike for… Old railways and easy singletrack?
on one inbred and scandal frames are down to £140 on their site, as is the planet x kaffenback
although they also have a SAB hybrid frame reduced to £72 that might suit the brideways and a SAB MTB frame for £80
get in there quick and fill your boots if you just want a framePosted 4 years ago
I need a bike to fulfil a dual (well, kind of triple) purpose. It needs to get me to work at a reasonable speed down 16 miles of old railway and a little bit of road, it needs to be reasonably comfy for the Mrs to ride on similar terrain and it needs to be able to handle local easy singletrack and bridleways.
At the moment I’m using my roadie to ride to work, but it’s battering the hell out of my wrists at any kind of speed, and I fear the slick tyres may struggle a little when the going gets moist. So, it needs to be something more upright.
The Islabikes Beinn 29 looks pretty much perfect for the job, but I have quite a lot of 26″ bits lying around (wheels and forks and a few bits of drivetrain) that I was going to use to build up my Mmbop, but I’m thinking that maybe something a bit more XC oriented might fit the bill nicely – perhaps an Inbred.
Cheaper the better, as per usual… Any ideas?Posted 4 years ago
Totally agree, I would LOVE a Singular Swift, bloody lovely things they are. But £400 for frame and forks plus wheels on top of that is a fair whack when I can pick up an Inbred for £140 new and have most of the bits to get it going already. Plus it will get abused and left out in the rain, I don’t think I could do that to a Singular!
Same response to the Fortitude with a bit less lust 😉
I’d also prefer to have a few gears just so I can get the commute out the way as quickly as possible.Posted 4 years ago
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