Which bike would you love a go on?
Ha, the Enduro 29 thing was probably mine. I wanted to try one out of intrigue more than anything, one of my riding mates works for the big S, and has been injured for a while so I’ve been using his.
I almost wish I hadn’t now. It’s a bit of an odd one to explain for me, as before I rode it, I never had any 29er experience, so had no basis for comparison.
The wheels look big, but kinda in proportion, with me being quite tall on a big bike. Once I started riding it though, on trails I know, I was pretty surprised. It felt like a really fast monster truck. It’s really odd at first, because it’s fast, like really fast! Yet it doesn’t do all of the bad things people talk about 29ers for.
The only way I can describe how it eats things up, is it feels a little like a crazy light DH bike, yet one that pedals like a trail bike.
I’ve been amazed by it to be fair. I’m fairly constant with what I like about a bike, so this has been a bit of a departure from the normal for me. Maybe because of my preconceptions of 29″ bikes, it’s the first bike i’ve ever ridden & thought wow, this is really, really good.
I kinda want to keep it…Posted 4 years agolungeSubscriber
A proper DH bike, a Trek Session springs to mind but I know nothing about DH bikes anymore.Posted 4 years ago
A pro level TT bike, a Specialized Shiv would be a good start, maybe a Pinarello Bolide.
A pro road bike with good carbon wheels running tubs,I’ve always liked the look of the Orbea bikes that the Euskatel teams so that would do, that or a Belkin issue Giant.
A steel 29er trail bike, something like a Cotic Solaris as despite being 6’4″ I’ve never ridden a big wheel bike.
Oh, and a fat bike, ideally a Jones as I have no idea what they would ride like.Hob NobMember
What’s the Enduro 29 like to climb on, HN
The only time i’ve noticed the high front end is a short, steep gully climb. It’s always been a bit of a nasty one anyway, but I found I needed to be out of the saddle for that. Normal fire road type climbs I couldn’t tell any difference to my normal setup.
I’ve never really run a super low front end anyway, being tall it just felt wrong for me.Posted 4 years agochakapingSubscriber
Not necessarily your dream bike, or even one you’re interested in owning, but what would you just love to try out?
1. Enduro 29er (saw on another thread, got me intrigued)Posted 4 years ago
2. Lightweight fat bike (I don’t keep up with the names of them, sorry)
3. The Jones that looks like a posh bathroom fittingshortcutSubscriber
For me, I fancy riding my hero bikes so:
Tomac’s drop bar ti Raleigh MTB, Klein Adroit, a vintage Yeti ARC.
I would also like to ride a Tallboy LTC, custom build Seven ti 29er, pro level S Works road bike with DI2.
Bike I wish could be made again but with a twist is a Pace RC200 but with disk brakes and 29er wheels.Posted 4 years ago
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