What bike for the Alps?? This is what I built.
Everyone knows you need at least 200mm travel, otherwise you will die. 😆
Depending on what you are riding in the Alps a chain device/tensioner and a Reverb would be perfik. Dual ply for the rear too. 😉
180mm up front and 185mm on the rear for me (Genius LT). So much easier than the year before on a 100mm hardtail.Posted 4 years agoae212060Member
Nice bikes everybody!
My Heckler has offset shock bushings fitted which give it an extra degree of slackness. I am toying with the idea of a chain device, and may swap the dropper post from my main bike onto it.Posted 4 years ago
Tyres wise, I have a O-O Chunky monkey, and a X King Protection Black chilli combo to go on tubeless, but its still got its mud tyres on at the moment.glasgowdanMember
I’m taking my trek remedy to an alps trip in July, with standard rp2 and some nice marzocchi 55 tst forks, probably going dual ply high rollers, 200mm rotors and deore brakes, usual wide bars/short stem, chain device etc.
I know it’s going to be on the short travel side for the braking bumps, but I don’t want to get or ride a full DH bike so this will have to do.
Posted 4 years agoae212060Member
Dan: Pretty well tbh, I’ve thrown on flats for DH days and felt pretty comfortable. It feels more stable than my old Orange 222 descending, shows how suspension platforms have moved forward.
I did switch out the RP23 shock though,it was just blowing through the travel, even with spacers fitted.Posted 4 years agogodzillaMember
My Alpine weapon, the Patriot is shown with an RP23 but i have a CCDB too 😀 the last couple of years I’ve been on my trail bike (Heckler & Five) when i came back last year i wanted something bigger.Posted 4 years ago
OP, i have a one ride old Van RC for sale that is perfect for the Heckler.
Last years bike.
The year before’s.
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