What type of bike do i want?
I want a bike for exercise, a bike i’ll ride from my front door. It’ll be for days where i dont want to sling the bike in the car, it’ll be for the grottier weather too.
I have the 6″ full sus that gets used when the riding warrants it (uplifts/big hills/DH etc), but feels like a big waste where i currently live if i ride from the front door. Had peak district on the door step before, now living in guildford, i have all the army land (pirbright/mytchett/deepcut) to ride in, the hills are obviously a lot smaller and the ground is a lot smoother. I hate carrying around all that suspension doing nothing, also pointlessly clocking up miles on it in foul weather seems like a massive waste.
Do i want?
.Road bikePosted 4 years ago
.Rigid ss 29er
Hardtail (steel) 120 forks, 26 wheel to match the FS so you can share stuff between bikes.
I too live in Guildford and ride my BFe from the front door, tons of good fun riding to be had that way and some excellent cheeky singletrack very close to the town. My FS is used for “bigger stuff” although to be honest even when I go to the Surrey Hills I tend to ride the BFe.Posted 4 years agosaxabarMember
If I recollect from other threads you’re a tidy rider. “Hardcore hardtail” is the way to go I reckon – up to 140mm. The real question is whether to join the 650b bandwagon or pick up a 26er cheap from the classifieds?
Edit: possibly leaving a few quid for a cheap road bike 😉Posted 4 years agoampthillSubscriber
I’d say a lightish hard tail. Unless you need really good road performance. I wouldn’t follow the current trend for rigid forks off road. I did that for years and to be hones rigid forks ruined many a good ride. A good suspension fork doesn’t add much weight or complexity and makes alot of things a lot nicer. Even on the road they don’t slow you down muchPosted 4 years agodeanfbmMember
I think stanton slack line (100mm forks) is the right choice for me. Mtbing is just off road bmx for me.
I like the idea of owning a bike that actually fits me when im in the saddle and is comfortavle to pedal for hours on end, but un reality, i dont think ill ever be that rider.
Loved having a charge blender before, however didnt appreciate the weight or the seated position.
Is the stanton slackline better that a charge blender in these respects.
Btw, i do really like 29ers as a bike to clock up miles on, not 100% sure if thats me though. I am eyeing up a kona kahuna at the mo though.Posted 4 years ago
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