The Sexiest AM/FR/Enduro Hardtail Thread (Please read the opening post)

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The Sexiest AM/FR/Enduro Hardtail Thread (Please read the opening post)
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Posted: Jan 18, 2021 at 23:54 Quote
Hey floks,

some eye-watering bikes are shown here and I really like this thread. Don´t want to crush it but probably some of you could help me out with info´s, links, ...

I am looking for a Trail-Hardtail - something like a Kona Honzo, Santa Cruz Chameleon, ... so something playful, bmx-like but I don´t find the perfect match so I am interested in either a perfect match or a good and affordable tip for a custom frame.

I thought the updated Honzo DL would be a perfect match (probably slightly underforking to 130mm) but the actual seat angle is way too steep - I am sitting too high, too much forwarded. I don´t have thousands of altitude meters in my nearby. Instead I am living in rolling terrain with 50 - 70m altitude meters of climb and then some interesting downhills Wink
Here is a pic of the bike:

A lot of things to like - fork works good, lot´s of tire clearance (29 x 2,6 should be no porblem, adjustable drop outs, good looking) but the seat angle is for my use too steep. Are there saddles with very long rails available (so that I can put the saddle way more backwards?)

Here is what I am looking for:
HA: 65 - 66°
SA: 73,5 - 75! (really depending on how steep it is in real - so I prefer a more aggressive, xc orientated riding position)
CS: 415 - 420 (so please - ultrashort for ultra-fun)
Reach: 460 - 480mm
BB-Drop: 60 - 65mm

I am 5'10 (1,78m) with long legs and arms so the ape factor is huge

Like I said - don´t want to crush this fred but do appreciate some tips.

Posted: Jan 19, 2021 at 0:05 Quote
This is the thread you were looking for: Aggresive Hardtails Post Em !,

Now be prepared for a roast.

Posted: Jan 19, 2021 at 0:17 Quote
Oh my god - I am doneWink
Thanx

Posted: Jan 19, 2021 at 0:30 Quote
Here we go:

NX - Nope
Stock Shimano rotors - Nope, double nope since they are probably those terrible organic pad only rotors.
Potato picture - Nope, double nope since it's not driveside.
OE tires - Nope
Frame way too small - Nope
Some plastic sh*t on the handlebars - Nope
Exactly zero high end componentry - Nope

That's a total of 9/10 "Nope"s for this thread. One more and it would result in a permaban.

Just kidding of course, the bike looks fun, just not for this thread.

As for fit, I think you've bought a bike that is too small. Get a bigger frame and you wont complain about the seated position, because the extended reach will make you feel more comfortable.

Posted: Jan 19, 2021 at 1:02 Quote
tobiwan wrote:
Oh my god - I am doneWink
Thanx

Run as fast as you can!:P

Posted: Jan 19, 2021 at 3:42 Quote
red-o wrote:
And two of my all time BTR favorites
...
BTR Ranger

Still one of my top three favorites on this thread.

Posted: Jan 19, 2021 at 15:03 Quote
Enve stickers spoiling it. Again.

Posted: Jan 19, 2021 at 18:34 Quote
WPUK That bike is ghastly, are you sure you're in the right thread?

Posted: Jan 19, 2021 at 23:21 Quote
While I don't think the Enve decals look good on the bike I do really like the design and color.

Can we all agree that 11 speed shimano cassettes are the ugliest out there?

Posted: Jan 20, 2021 at 0:08 Quote
hmstuna wrote:
While I don't think the Enve decals look good on the bike I do really like the design and color.

Can we all agree that 11 speed shimano cassettes are the ugliest out there?
Pretty much.

Posted: Jan 20, 2021 at 0:10 Quote
hmstuna wrote:
While I don't think the Enve decals look good on the bike I do really like the design and color.

Can we all agree that 11 speed shimano cassettes are the ugliest out there?

The 11-46 ones, definitely. The only worse ones are those black Sunrace ones.

Posted: Jan 20, 2021 at 1:52 Quote
riish wrote:
hmstuna wrote:
While I don't think the Enve decals look good on the bike I do really like the design and color.

Can we all agree that 11 speed shimano cassettes are the ugliest out there?

The 11-46 ones, definitely. The only worse ones are those black Sunrace ones.

Haterz gonna hate. I have the Black Box cassette, looks way better than the shimano.

Posted: Jan 20, 2021 at 5:16 Quote
riish wrote:
hmstuna wrote:
While I don't think the Enve decals look good on the bike I do really like the design and color.

Can we all agree that 11 speed shimano cassettes are the ugliest out there?

The 11-46 ones, definitely. The only worse ones are those black Sunrace ones.

The Sunrace don't look bad aesthetically. They're extremely hefty though.


 
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