Aggresive Hardtails Post Em !

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Aggresive Hardtails Post Em !
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Posted: Dec 15, 2019 at 20:23 Quote
kryten wrote:
Arierep wrote:
Having a string of drivetrain failures on the last months, 1 in every 2 rides the bike's at the bike stand or me spending money. Annoying to the point of making me consider to build a SS hardcore hardtail.

Could you guys help me assemble a list of possible frames?
Requirements would be (open to some exceptions):
- chain tension system, preferably sliding or swinging dropouts
- reach around 470/480mm unsagged
- Rear tyre clearance 2.6
- HA preferably under 65º
- fork travel between 130-160mm
- available in Europe

Thanks!

RSD Middlechild?

That was going to be my recommendation as well.

Posted: Dec 15, 2019 at 22:51 Quote
The RSD jumped as a possibility, but can't find those for sale in the EU.

Right now:
Pipedream Moxie
Pace RC529 (steep HA)
The new Canfield (steep HA)
Nordest used to have a SS dropout option for the Bardino, not so sure about the MK2 one
Stanton has SS dropouts, but they are track type ones for QRs, not interested

Posted: Dec 16, 2019 at 3:14 Quote
I went for a Marino as nothing off the shelf was quite what I wanted. The end result was exactly what I wanted and ended up costing less than any of the other frames i was looking at.

Posted: Dec 16, 2019 at 4:30 Quote
DC1988 wrote:
I went for a Marino as nothing off the shelf was quite what I wanted. The end result was exactly what I wanted and ended up costing less than any of the other frames i was looking at.

This got me excited. Just ordered my Marino several weeks ago.

Posted: Dec 16, 2019 at 8:18 Quote
Arierep wrote:
The RSD jumped as a possibility, but can't find those for sale in the EU

May be worth placing an email/message to Alex if you're so inclined. RSDs customer service track record is among the best from my own and my friends' experience. Others in this forum can probably vouch as well. Whatever you decide, those are solid options you've listed.

Posted: Dec 17, 2019 at 9:40 Quote
BSheldon wrote:
Arierep wrote:
The RSD jumped as a possibility, but can't find those for sale in the EU

May be worth placing an email/message to Alex if you're so inclined. RSDs customer service track record is among the best from my own and my friends' experience. Others in this forum can probably vouch as well. Whatever you decide, those are solid options you've listed.

"Located in Western Europe? We just negotiated better rates. Email us for a shipping quote."

^ That is from their website. I would email Alex @ RSD to find out more.

Posted: Dec 21, 2019 at 22:16 Quote
New frame and fork chromag stylus 26

Just finished building it up. Looking for a black w/green bar and a red seatpost collar.

Posted: Dec 22, 2019 at 9:25 Quote
Spank will no doubt have you covered ;-)

Posted: Dec 22, 2019 at 10:12 Quote
Trying the Mullet way Big Grin

Cheers


Moxie goes Mullet
Moxie goes Mullet

Posted: Dec 22, 2019 at 10:24 Quote
Damn that looks rediculous-ly rowdy fun

Posted: Dec 22, 2019 at 11:28 Quote
So.. maybe we have to use what we're talking about ;-) ! Some Clips with my Meta-HT..
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Posted: Dec 22, 2019 at 14:23 Quote
Sweet! tup

Looks like a great place to ride, very similar to a place that I ride in the UK.

Posted: Dec 22, 2019 at 15:26 Quote
NiklasRausch wrote:
So.. maybe we have to use what we're talking about ;-) ! Some Clips with my Meta-HT..
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Great edit and riding, that dirt looks sick where your at.

Posted: Dec 22, 2019 at 18:53 Quote
I guess I haven't shown my Surface which I inherited from a retired pb user, I put the 27.5 plus back on today , seems to be a lot of fun with the snow.
My Surface
I will try to get a better pic eventually, the paint is quiet nice, something like a Volvo xc90 magic blue.


 
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