- What short travel 29er trail bike?
Snotrag – can I ask how tall you are? I sat on a large Stage 6 and it felt pretty long (I’m 6’2 with long arms and legs).
I’m 5ft 10, not that tall but I have quite a long body. 125mm dropped slammed, just fits me right, and a 35mm Stem.
Slightly related, orange Segment ?
The Segment is the predecessor to the Stsge 4, its a few years old. Stage 4 changed quite a bit, Geo, Bigger shock, thin wall sheet etc.Posted 7 months ago
I built my Stage 4 for around that price, so I wouldn’t want to pay that for something quite outdated (not that there is anything wrong with it, still a nice bike!).flangeSubscriber
Again – thanks everyone for the suggestions, all welcome and appreciated.
I don’t think I’ve ever deliberated so much over a purchase, I’m normally one of those that just goes in and buys the first thing he sees (and regrets it), maybe it’s age catching up with me.
So this morning I’ve been looking at a cheap Carbon Tallboy 3, a Commencal 29 Tr and a Fuel EX…and I’ve bought nothing.
Will have a look at the Norco and also revisit the Smuggler. I’ve looked at Canyon but anything I want has a stupid long lead time on it and frankly I’m just not that patient!Posted 7 months agoKryton57Subscriber
You’d best not look at the Yeti’s on Silverfish clearance site….
😀Posted 7 months agojet26Member
Had a demo ride on a scarp – had to check it didn’t have an engine. Lightening fast climbing and on twisty single-track. Encourages you push hard. Not as good as others on the downs though – felt a bit twitchy.
If speed and climbing were a priority would be a great bike, fastest thing I’ve ever ridden.Posted 7 months agodickieMember
Pivot Mach 429 Trail are a nice ride.Posted 7 months ago
Ive recently acquired a carbon tallboy 3 ex demo for £2,6k and its a great bike- Ive had a smuggler, spearfish and horsethief before and the rear feels much plusher without the bob you can experience. Just got to get over the fact that nearly everyone has a Santa Cruz when you go to a trail centre which upsets my inner niche whorePosted 7 months agoflangeSubscriber
Why not ? What didn’t you like ? or just needing a bit more thought ?
A good question – Tallboy, its the cost really. Still an expensive bit of kit. Commencal is down to the weight, Trek Fuel EX 8 – nobody has one in stock. Current fav is the tallboy and it’ll be beans on toast for the rest of the month!
As to Yeti – I’ve had 6 Yeti’s and I’ve just come to the conclusion I don’t get on with them (apart from the 4x but that doesn’t count). The Sb95c was the worst bike I’ve ever had and it ruined a trip to the Alps for me (I realise I’m probably on my own here)Posted 7 months ago
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