- What retro throwback 26" wheel 140 mm fs frame?
not entirely sure about the shock placement though?
chiefgrooveguru can justify it far more eloquently than I would be able to.
my experience is
a) it works really well
b) it looks like a bike when you’re not sat on it
c) you can’t see what it looks like when you’re riding it 😉
Some of the frame details are just lovely, too, real ‘ooh, I’ll just stroke that bit’ stuff.Posted 3 years ago
In the time-honoured way, a couple of months after buying some spangly new retro throwback 26″ straight steerer forks, the fricken frame has developed a problem which may or may not prove to be terminal (cracked carbon seatstay)
In the event it is terminal, what are my frame options
140 mm travel FS trail bike
Budget £1k – £1.5k maybe a bit more
Go!Posted 3 years ago
the shock is more protected from mud and splash than most designs and I expect a bit of sweat wouldn’t be the end of the bearings – the top tube is actually ‘U’ shaped so the shock shouldn’t get dripped on too much.
I love mine – pedals great and delivers the travel when you need it to in a controlled way 🙂 Light bike too.Posted 3 years ago
Are you sure the forks are 1.5 inch straight steerer?
No sorry the forks are 1-1/8″ but if I’m buying a new frame I’d prefer one with a 1.5″ headtube
wwaswas any chance of a few pics around the shock?
My sweating is quite intense I’ve corroded more than one shock mount 🙂Posted 3 years ago
few pics here;
it’s an untreated frame unless you pay more for anodised – not really noticed any issues though.Posted 3 years agocrofts2007Member
Turner 5 Spot worth a look, the 2011 on has a 44mm straight headtube, so takes all forks.Posted 3 years ago
Much more efficient riding compared to an Orange 5, (having ridden both) low maintenance bushing system and the shock is well away from the sweat zone.
Comes with an excellent after sales customer service backup, even for second hand frames.
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