What trailsy ti 29er HT?
Something a little lower, slacker at the front and shorter at the back than a Lynskey XC style frame.
* Kinesis Maxlight Sync
* the On One one (I forget what it’s called but there is a huge thread on it here) ah yes Fireline
* Kona Raijin if you can get one
what else?Posted 4 years ago
Bargain! Usual deal? I’ll take it off your hands for a couple of hundred when yo’re done …
Not after you welched last time.
Nah, ti. And anyway I had a Soul and didn’t see what was so special about it, so done the Cotic thing.
Santa Cruz Highball seems to get decent reviews. Choice of alloy or carbon.
Not ti then.
RawSack seems to be at the right tree.Posted 4 years ago
Not unhappy with the Yelli actually, it’s a great ride tho it’s just a tad harsh in the back. I’ve been on the Selma the last couple of weeks, that’s a cracker with the boingy forks on it and it’s very superior to the Yelli in ride quality really (but different handling), they’re both great bikes and a nice contrast.
I’m just doing N+1 speculation really … I was looking hard at 650b FSers but the reality is I would ride it a week a year, so backed off and looked sideways. Always fancied a nice ti HT, it’s a thought that keeps coming back. (Out damned spot!).Posted 4 years agorewskiMember
Can you describe the ride?
The Sync is fast, its very responsive when you put your foot down, really gets up to speed quickly, and it’s very stiff at the rear, due to the short chunky chain stays and the DT Swiss bolt-thru axle. I want to say that the overall ride is smooth, but that makes it sound like any Ti 29er, it’s smooth but really aggressive when you want to chuck it about, especially for a large 29er. I also went for the direct mount XTR rear mech which makes shifting super snappy, add a dropper post and there’s your perfect do-it-all trail bike, in my opinion of course. 😉
@ mattjg – where are you based?Posted 4 years agohummerliciousMember
As Rewski says the Sync is a really fast, responsive ride. The beefy chainstays make sure none of your effort is wasted in flex. But the seatstays aren’t such a big size, so there is an element of that Ti feel in there. I came from the FF29 aluminium version, which I loved, but found on a long day out was a bit harsh for my dodgy back. I’ve had Ti frames since ’94 and love the feel of them. If I’m honest the FF29 was only shed sitting till the Sync came out. I’m really happy with the ride of it 🙂Posted 4 years ago
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