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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: Dec 2, 2021 at 18:14 Quote
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Such good photography too. Makes the black bits pop

Boy that top tube sure could use some straightenin' though!

Posted: Dec 3, 2021 at 5:39 Quote
Finally people are liking the Sklars , once you start to accept the curves, they grow on you, huge fan personally

Posted: Dec 3, 2021 at 5:58 Quote
Soupherb wrote:
Finally people are liking the Sklars , once you start to accept the curves, they grow on you, huge fan personally

Took me a minute. But its the best curvy tt in the game.

Posted: Dec 3, 2021 at 6:04 Quote
Feel like the arc is more subtle. Some of the larger frames look terrible. Quality is always there though and the guy is a bike porn perv so always takes great pics

Posted: Dec 3, 2021 at 6:04 Quote
sterlingmagnum wrote:
Soupherb wrote:
Finally people are liking the Sklars , once you start to accept the curves, they grow on you, huge fan personally

Took me a minute. But its the best curvy tt in the game.

True that, if anything it looks like the curve has decreased marginally over time

Posted: Dec 3, 2021 at 6:22 Quote
jesse-effing-edwards wrote:
Feel like the arc is more subtle. Some of the larger frames look terrible. Quality is always there though and the guy is a bike porn perv so always takes great pics

True that. Imagine if he straightened out the top tube. Would be the best looking bikes in the biz

Posted: Dec 3, 2021 at 7:25 Quote
love the curved tt on the sklars. some say it might work like a spring and smoothen the ride..? i just don't like it on the smaller frame sizes, when the toptube-seatstay junction is kinken inward. looks broken to me.

Posted: Dec 3, 2021 at 7:57 Quote
nullzwo wrote:
love the curved tt on the sklars. some say it might work like a spring and smoothen the ride..? i just don't like it on the smaller frame sizes, when the toptube-seatstay junction is kinken inward. looks broken to me.
Agreed.
Tiny people never get pretty things in life.

Posted: Dec 3, 2021 at 8:00 Quote
Bitelio wrote:
nullzwo wrote:
love the curved tt on the sklars. some say it might work like a spring and smoothen the ride..? i just don't like it on the smaller frame sizes, when the toptube-seatstay junction is kinken inward. looks broken to me.
Agreed.
Tiny people never get pretty things in life.

What about legroom in buses and on planes

Also, smaller bikes regularly look better, with slammed stems and droppers fully inserted, no ugly top-tube/seattube braces or huge headtubes etc

Posted: Dec 3, 2021 at 9:02 Quote
SileTzar wrote:
Bitelio wrote:
nullzwo wrote:
love the curved tt on the sklars. some say it might work like a spring and smoothen the ride..? i just don't like it on the smaller frame sizes, when the toptube-seatstay junction is kinken inward. looks broken to me.
Agreed.
Tiny people never get pretty things in life.

What about legroom in buses and on planes

Also, smaller bikes regularly look better, with slammed stems and droppers fully inserted, no ugly top-tube/seattube braces or huge headtubes etc
Agreed.
Tall people never get pretty things in life.

Posted: Dec 3, 2021 at 9:23 Quote
Bitelio wrote:
SileTzar wrote:
Bitelio wrote:

Agreed.
Tiny people never get pretty things in life.

What about legroom in buses and on planes

Also, smaller bikes regularly look better, with slammed stems and droppers fully inserted, no ugly top-tube/seattube braces or huge headtubes etc
Agreed.
Tall people never get pretty things in life.

I’ve always been jealous of size medium bikes. They’ve always been more appealing than the Large size that I’m stuck riding lol

Posted: Dec 3, 2021 at 9:28 Quote
Yeah I always lust over bikes with a straight uninterrupted line from the top of the headtube to the rear axle and without a seattube brace, paired with a slammed stem and dropper, no kinks of any kind in the seattube...

Then again I'd look like a circus bear on a bike described above

Posted: Dec 3, 2021 at 9:50 Quote
SileTzar wrote:
Yeah I always lust over bikes with a straight uninterrupted line from the top of the headtube to the rear axle and without a seattube brace, paired with a slammed stem and dropper, no kinks of any kind in the seattube...

Then again I'd look like a circus bear on a bike described above

I like the curved toptubes as seen on the smaller and medium-ish Chromag and Knolly-mag bikes. But I am a medium-ish dude who dangly bits appreciate more stand-over given by these bikes, so it's more than just the look.

Posted: Dec 3, 2021 at 10:03 Quote
To illustrate my point - this is a near perfect example of the ultimate sexiness for me (bloody hell this was in 2013)

Nicolai with Gates Carbon Drive and Pinion 18 speed gearbox

Just imagine a smidge shorter seattube, and a straighter line from the stem to the rear axle.

edit: found a more recent example



 
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