What's the best 24hr event bike?
I personally reckon that the carbon spark 29er is the perfect bike. I had a decent demo of one and that twin loc system is brilliant. My mate used one for mayhem and he had a great time on it.Posted 4 years ago
However I ride a steel 29er El Mariachi for this kind of stuff as I’m poor 🙂munrobikerMember
For SITS a hardtail will manage- it’s a smooth, non technical course (although there is a lot of sitting down so a suspension will help in the comfort stakes, and if you’re comfortable then you’re much faster).
For something like Relentless or the other Scottish events a full susser is definitely the way to go. I raced on an Anthem- I found the Spark was too inefficient (it’s very bobby unless you rely on the lockout, which at 2am you may well forget abotu) whilst also having more forgiving geometry, letting you get away with tiredness induced mistakes on the trail.
(my Anthem frame is now for sale as my racing days seem to be over-Posted 4 years ago
Yep I was the green one. I did see an orange one early on the first day changing a puncture but never saw him again!Posted 4 years ago
I saw one green and one blue El Mar. Can’t recall which had the Jones bars on it now. Echo the lockout comment. I locked out for the Clif climb but sleepily forgot to unlock the forks for the cottage return section….. Left well alone after that!BadlyWiredDogSubscriber
Yep I was the green one. I did see an orange one early on the first day changing a puncture but never saw him again!
That was my mate Steve, he loves that bike. Stuck a tube in – had holed a tubeless tyre somehow – sulked a bit, and finished the 12-hour solo, so he was definitely out there.Posted 4 years ago
Lol at Localhero – how’s the recovery going?
I’m trying to decide whether to ditch the asr-5 while my able years are still roughly in view, or just let it die and replace it in a few years. It’s difficult because its such a great bike, and I want to replace it with an allrounder. The other option is to stick a 140mm fork on it and leave it as the weekend bike.
As you know i want to attempt a solo, so I’ve considered the t129s, and the Spearfish. The giant anthem 650b looks at though it could be good and Canyons Nerve 29 sl 9.9 looks a mix of weekend/event.
Or I could lighten the asr for less money, lighter wheels, 2 x 10 and some carbon finishing kit 😈Posted 4 years agolocalhero94Member
I won’t be getting rid of my asr5 – it’s too much fun (unless my numbers come up and some carbon loveliness finds its way to my shed of course). To be honest I’d suggest you have a go at a 24 on your yeti first but just lighten it a bit. When I first did the bonty I dressed mine up in light gear, put flat bars and bar ends on and it was fine. Having a perfect bike for it woud help but I reckon most of the battle at these things is mental. The recovery is going ok thanks, still pretty sore and achy but a good excuse to sit in my backside and watch the cricket when it starts 🙂Posted 4 years ago
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