- What bike to replace my Dialled Love/Hate?
I’ve loved this bike. Have ridden it way more than any other bike I’ve owned; and it’s still my most ridden bike today.
However my riding has progressed in the last few years and the 100mm Rebas can’t cope. They’ve needed servicing more regularly and don’t feel anywhere near as nice as the Fox 34s on my other bike. There are no new straight steerer forks so if I buy new forks I need a new frame.
The head angle is too steep so I can’t ride things on this that I can on my full suss bike. Although I worry a little that what I like about this bike is the steep HA.
What I think I want next time…
– Strong enough to case jumps and mess up drops
– Around 67 degree head angle
– Around 120mm fork
– 27.5 wheels (I’m only 5’6″ and would ideally have stuck with 26″)
I don’t mind a low BB so think I can run a 29er or 27.5+ designed-frame with 27.5 wheels as long as the BB isn’t too low. Looking at BB drops on various frame’s geo charts it looks like 50mm is fine and many 29ers have this drop. Correct me if I’m wrong.
It’s almost like I’ve described the SC Chameleon there. Can’t afford the carbon one but the alloy looks to be light enough. A Stanton Slackline looks to match everything apart from the weight. I’ve also thought about a Sonder Transmitter Carbon or Saracen Zenith Carbon but would need a chain tensioner.
I could test ride a Chameleon (in Peaslake – I’m in Brighton) but not the others – but I’m not sure about the value of a test ride anyway. I think it takes me a while to get used to a new bike.
Anything else I should have in the mix?Posted 2 months agotrumptonMember
you can still get 100mm straight forks. Suntour do good ones, and you can get softer or harder springs for them. think they are rebas.
edit – you already have rebas.
surely you’d need to replace more than just the frame on a new bike build. Might as well just a complete new bike.Posted 2 months agosl2000Subscriber
Thanks for the replies all.
Have had a closer look at the slackline and I’m not convinced by the single speed dropouts. They look like simple horizontal dropouts for QR. How does that work with disk brake caliper positioning?
I’ve also spotted the pipedream sirrius. Both this and the chameleon have proper sliding dropouts.Posted 2 months ago
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