Aggresive Hardtails Post Em !

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Aggresive Hardtails Post Em !
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Posted: Jan 22, 2020 at 5:40 Quote
bikefuturist wrote:
for any sort of smooth built stuff in a trail center 27 would be fun to flick around, but for 40-60km trail rides I'd pick 29er as we got lots of roots and rocks in my local area

Why make it easy? Struggling can be fun.


@rivet-team: That looks fun!

Posted: Jan 22, 2020 at 5:51 Quote
How much difference is there actually between a fairly large 2.6inch 27.5 tyre and a normal 2.4 ish 29er?

Posted: Jan 22, 2020 at 5:58 Quote
pyromaniac wrote:
bikefuturist wrote:
for any sort of smooth built stuff in a trail center 27 would be fun to flick around, but for 40-60km trail rides I'd pick 29er as we got lots of roots and rocks in my local area

Why make it easy? Struggling can be fun.


@rivet-team: That looks fun!

i gotta agree, if i wanted an easy ride id get an electric full sus, but i ride bikes for the challenge, smaller wheels and less travel all day for me now.
peace

Posted: Jan 22, 2020 at 8:20 Quote
Nairnster wrote:
How much difference is there actually between a fairly large 2.6inch 27.5 tyre and a normal 2.4 ish 29er?

Tire sag brings the 2.6 down to a "normal" 27.5 size. IMO (take with a grain of salt)

Posted: Jan 22, 2020 at 9:46 Quote
What size rotors are people usually picking?

Looking at 180/180 or 180/160 for my Canfield Nimble 9 build

Posted: Jan 22, 2020 at 10:12 Quote
By the sounds of things the pros and cons of each wheel size are pretty evenly stacked so I'll have to wait and see how they both feel on the trail. While we're on the subject of component choice would you guys go carbon or ally wheels on a hardtail too? Mainly concerned with ride feel, would carbon hoops be too harsh?

Posted: Jan 22, 2020 at 11:19 Quote
barefootdan wrote:
What size rotors are people usually picking?

Looking at 180/180 or 180/160 for my Canfield Nimble 9 build

180/180 for me

Posted: Jan 22, 2020 at 11:19 Quote
Soupherb wrote:
barefootdan wrote:
What size rotors are people usually picking?

Looking at 180/180 or 180/160 for my Canfield Nimble 9 build

180/180 for me

Thank you! Just wanted to make sure I wasn't being crazy.

Posted: Jan 22, 2020 at 11:22 Quote
barefootdan wrote:
Soupherb wrote:
barefootdan wrote:
What size rotors are people usually picking?

Looking at 180/180 or 180/160 for my Canfield Nimble 9 build

180/180 for me

Thank you! Just wanted to make sure I wasn't being crazy.

That's a 4pot front 2 rear (brakes), never been a fan of 160, they do look cute though

Posted: Jan 22, 2020 at 11:30 Quote
It's an aggressive bike.. I always run 200 up front and usually 200 rear too.. And I am running 4 pot Zee calipers too.

Posted: Jan 22, 2020 at 11:43 Quote
swan3609 wrote:
It's an aggressive bike.. I always run 200 up front and usually 200 rear too.. And I am running 4 pot Zee calipers too.

Animal !! tup

Posted: Jan 22, 2020 at 11:54 Quote
Wheel size, rotor size, fork travel etc is all so dependent on the trails you ride and the way you ride. If I were living in rotorua I'd probably get away with 200/200 and 180/180 on my big and little bikes respectively, 140 and 120mm travel too but I live in Nelson where it rough and steep so my big bike is 220/200... 200/180 ( but that rear is looking a bit cooked) 170 and 140mm travel, respectively. Rider weight is a biggie too. As for giving yourself a challenge, go out and find a 1991 stumpjumper, freshen it up with cables, brake shoes and tires and see how much "fun" you have on that.

Posted: Jan 22, 2020 at 12:51 Quote
sam264 wrote:
Any love for my new Stylus build? It's a bit of a mish-mash in terms of spec but I'm pretty stoked. Spent the money where it mattered and didn't where it doesn't.

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Is this a L or M/L?

Posted: Jan 22, 2020 at 13:01 Quote
quif wrote:
sam264 wrote:
Any love for my new Stylus build? It's a bit of a mish-mash in terms of spec but I'm pretty stoked. Spent the money where it mattered and didn't where it doesn't.

Is this a L or M/L?
Large.

Posted: Jan 22, 2020 at 13:02 Quote
Soupherb wrote:
swan3609 wrote:
It's an aggressive bike.. I always run 200 up front and usually 200 rear too.. And I am running 4 pot Zee calipers too.

Animal !! tup

I am a 220lb fatty though.. A lighter rider could get away with less.


 
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