What replacement for my Scandal.?
I love my On One Scandal. Its built up with trick lightweight parts, rigid with light 26er rims.
Its done the lot, commute, rigid, front suss and single speed.
But it might be time for a change. I feel a need for a dropper so the slim seat tube is limiting and the ever decreasing numbers of straight 1.8th forks too.
Id be looking to build again with the same parts, so ideally a 26′ wheeled frame. Im too short for 29ers anyhow.
And 2nd hand as I’m a cheapskate.
Roughly the same ride geo and not a heavy weight, must be light.
So what should I be searching for in the classifieds/ebay etc.?Posted 2 months ago
I’ve heard that story a lot. People who sell the scandal regret it. Mine is a brushed v2 26 and it’s great.
I don’t think the inbred will move me forward with ‘standards’ as it’s the same headtube and seat tube as the scandal. No?
I thought the whippet was more racey in geo.? The head angle on the scandal is just right and I deffo do not want to go steeper.
Let me research the whippet some more.Posted 2 months agodemelitiaMember
I think the Whippet had a slacker head angle than the Scandal.
I also had one, it’s a great frame. Not the lightest carbon one around but more than capable of a sub 10kg bike pretty easily.
The only problem I can see is getting hold of one if you’re after a 16″ frame. They’re like hens teeth precisely because they take 26″ wheels. I think people buy them to put their old but Gucci kit on for their spawn.
It took me months to get hold of one when I was in a similar position. When I came to sell if before Christmas it didn’t hang around long.
If you’re after an 18″ frame, there’s aPosted 2 months ago
dreamer chancerseller on eBay wanting £432.89 + p&p for one….MarkBrewerMember
I’ve still got my scandal frame, it was a really good all round hardtail. Don’t know if I would regret selling it but it’s unlikely to get used now.
I was in your situation a couple years ago and bought a mk3 cotic soul frame so I could swap all the bits over and get some tapered forks and a dropper post.
The cotic is a brilliant bike, easily the best hardtail I’ve owned 8)Posted 2 months ago
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