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Carbon 29 frame
#1
So here is an exercise to entertain myself while bored in a hotel room

I'm horribly out of date with new developments in the bike world.  Which companies (worth considering) make frame only full sus 29ers in carbon with between 110-130mm travel?

Notes:

*this is a spreadsheet exercise only, for the moment
*I will try a 29er before I decide if it's for me
*size would most likely be small or medium
*it's hypothetically for a "do it all" bike for XC rides to Wales trips
*I know Santa Cruz do about 50 different carbon 29ers but am interested what else is out there (have also seen Cannondale, Specialized)
*as it is just research, price is no object
*despite the above it doesn't have to be a current frame, just one that is on sale
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#2
Full sus ?

Santa Cruz only do the Tallboy (the 100mm like mine plus the Long Travel) and I think a hardtail with a weird name. I think.

they are of course stupidly expensive.
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#3
"Blackers" Wrote:Full sus ?

Santa Cruz only do the Tallboy (the 100mm like mine plus the Long Travel) and I think a hardtail with a weird name. I think.

they are of course stupidly expensive.

Yep FS

I've looked at Santa Cruz and was considering other options, although the Tallboy LT ticks lots of boxes. But I'm not tall...
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#4
I see plenty of vertically challenged people on 9ers. reaping the benefits, looking all smug and fast.
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#5
Canyon have a fairly comprehensive xc focused range with a load being flogged with money off at the mo.

Niner would be a good brand to look at perhaps, they seem pretty darn sexy! Pricey like SC though.

Trek superfly(?)? Which I think has more trail based geometry (less xc-race-ish)

When can we see the spreadsheet? Smile
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#6
A few thoughts...

Santa Cruz Tallboy LTc - a cracking bike that rides great and is much easier to manual/play on than I had expected.

Trek Superfly - an out and out xc bike, weight pushed onto the bars which made it great to drive through singletrack but hurt after a while and the bike just felt to xc focused.

Trek Fuel - a much better allrounder with classic unassuming trek ride, a very good bike if a little unexciting.

Lapierre XR - 100mm travel bike that'll take a 120mm fork. I loved this bike, fast as you like and capable of handling rougher terrain than its xc bias suggests.

Lapierre Zesty 29 - Horrible

Intense Spider Comp - just beautiful

Canyon - not ridden them but clearly good bikes... just not sure I could ever love one.

Scott Genius - ok to pedal and quite an able mile muncher but a flawed suspension system that simply does not offer modern day standards of performance.

Breezer Supercell - it's a Breezer.... and a very good bike, slightly leftfield too. (as are most things Breezer)

Specialized Camber 29 - never ridden one but certainly looks like it might fit the bill.

Pivot Mach429c - A 100mm bike that can take a 120mm fork. A brilliant bike that pedals great and is so stiff and precise it is a dream, the new VVP design swallows lumps and makes you glide along when pedalling. I would put a 34mm fork on it to match up with the bikes stiffness.

Cannondale Trigger 29 - One of the most likable bikes I have even ridden. Fun yet capable...   easy to pop and mess about on yet reassuring and fast... a great bike.




My Bandit is a medium but in reality it is a small. You are more than welcome to have a spin on it mate and see how it feels....   it is up for sale too   Wink
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#7
I knew you guys wouldn't let me down - thanks!

Got me some Googling to do

Mr Nut - you riding this weekend? Maybe Sat morning?
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#8
Get an Epic...

As for short people on 29ers, Derek seems to manage just fine and he is barely 4 foot.
2010 Canyon Aeroad 9.0 SL
2014 Specialized Epic Marathon
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#9
&quot;pittgoat&quot; Wrote:I knew you guys wouldn't let me down - thanks!

Got me some Googling to do

Mr Nut - you riding this weekend? Maybe Sat morning?

Maybe... will see how the knee feels.

You are welcome to give the Bandit a run out whether I ride or not mate.
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#10
Just checked out the Breezer. Check out the rear end!

resim
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