What cheap slack 29er to mess about on?
I wanted a cheapo 29er to try long term before I spent any big bucks. Got one of these for £600..
Not got too many miles on it but no complaints yet. Not at that price anyway. Might even upgrade a few bits and just keep it.Posted 4 years agoroverpigSubscriber
Slacker than the High Latitude and Scandal and the same as a Buzzard, why would you want slacker than that on a 29er anyway
I didn’t say I did, but the OP does, so I thought I’d try and be helpful rather than just recommend what I ride. Although I’ll admit that I was assuming (since he wanted it slack) he’d run the Buzzard with a 140mm fork giving a 68 degree HA.Posted 4 years agostMember
At your budget you’re going to have to compromise in the fork. Even at £1,300 I considered the fork on my Trek Stache to be budget, it was a Recon Silver and was replaced within weeks.
At least you can upgrade it if you decide you like the ride of a clown bike. I’ve seen a few secondhand Staches around for under £800, I like mine. It’s about as slack as you’ll go without stretching to something really pimp like a Yelli.
I’ve got a hankering for a Mona Honzo though, mainly to try the very short chain stays as mine does fell a little slow through my local twisty Singletrack since the autumn mud started to breed.Posted 4 years ago
Bizarre how the mags are claiming the Bizango is slack, yet no one reporting any geometry figures & I can’t locate any on the web. Be interested to see the whole workup.
Does look like a bike to be considered though – espcially if it is around 69°, with the american steely’s version 425mm chainstays.
My suggestion for a cheapy would be a second hand whyte *29-er series HT, the 5/6/7 have a 68.5°, but a slight longer tail at 440mm. The early 2013’s are coming through on ebayPosted 4 years agoCheezpleezSubscriber
Obviously it’s all related (and highly subjective) but I reckon short chain stays make more of a contribution to the fun-ness of a 29er HT than slackness. I’m talking from experience mainly on twisty, woodsy singletrack and I’m happy to be told I’m talking out of my arse. 🙂Posted 4 years ago
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