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  • What hardtail ? 1000-1800?
  • Preferably steel, would consider Ti – want something solid, attractive and geared more towards bikepacking, but is fun to cycle too. So far;

    Cotic Solaris MAX: expensive build kits, no downtube braze-ons for water storage, but lovely bikes!

    Surly Karate Monkey: At the moment, maybe the first choice? Solid, versatile, it’s a Surly.

    Alpkit Sonder Broken Road Ti: Not sure, gets nice reviews, looks good. Light. Decent build spec for £1600: but is it just a Sonder Frontier made from a different kind of metal?

    I looked at Kona Honzos too, but they seem overpriced for their spec. Any other ideas?

    pigyn
    Member

    I ride a Brother Big Bro, loads of fun. How tall are you?

    About 5’10ish – usually go for large frames.

    oreetmon
    Member

    Have you heard of the Cotic Solaris max by any chance ?
    2x downtube bottle mounts ?
    And, not sure the build kits expensive is right, frame maybe but,,, cmon

    Shame, Brother have a sail on – XL Large in Orange for 1100 – probably a little too big for me though!

    pigyn
    Member

    Pretty sure I have a large in our basement! Let me check.

    Here’s mine:

    pigyn
    Member

    2019 Brother Cycles Big Bro Complete LARGE LAST ONE

    Robots say aye! One large left. Come join the club 😁😁

    Tempting! Thanks one the heads up – can it run a 100mm sus-fork? It’s a RS Reba boost 42mm offset – 100mm travel. Cheers =)

    pigyn
    Member

    Yep that would be bang on 😁 I do really like the rigid though, despite my knackered wrists

    New Pine Mountains?

    https://www.marinbikes.com/gb/bikes/20-pine-mountain-2

    concrete24
    Member

    Solaris Max: Silver build, (11 speed XT at the moment), ‘downgrade’ to a Trace fork (still decent) – £1799. N.b. As mentioned above – 2 bottle cage mounts.

    haggis1978
    Member

    RSD Middlechild.

    Well chaps, went for the Big Bro – £1100 in the end. Decent spec, seems like a ‘do it all’ bike. Will run it as a 27.5 hardtail. Looking forward to it!

    Thanks for the suggestions.

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