Agressive Short Travel Rig

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Posted: May 1, 2013 at 12:39 Quote
Hey guys,

I'm looking to replace my On One 456SS frame with a short travel full-sus, 100-130mm travel. I'm looking at frames like the Banshee Rampant, Nukeproof Mega TR and Genesis Grapil. Preferably it'd be quite playful to ride with good pedalling as its going to be used for everything, includung a lot of climbing.

Anyone used any of these or have any other suggestions?

Cheers

Posted: May 1, 2013 at 12:48 Quote
Heard mega's are quite good, see plenty about so can't be a bad thing, probably just nukeproof fanboys though! Check out an orange 5/ alpine or a yt noton?

Posted: May 1, 2013 at 12:56 Quote
mini-shredder wrote:
Heard mega's are quite good, see plenty about so can't be a bad thing, probably just nukeproof fanboys though! Check out an orange 5/ alpine or a yt noton?

They're all longer travel than I'm looking for, the Noton is 180mm Razz Really looking for a 130mm max rear travel.

Posted: May 1, 2013 at 12:59 Quote
would a slope frame suit you or not? just wondering if you wanted the travel for biger hits or to absorb everything?

Posted: May 1, 2013 at 13:02 Quote
I'd be interested in a slope frame if it had a long enough seat tube and was supple enough, not intending to be doing a lot of slope/freeride type stuff though but I do some occasionally.

Posted: May 1, 2013 at 13:03 Quote
maybe NS soda slope, dartmoor shine, babah freddy? there all good for hits, but feel near enough like a ht when ridden over rocky stuff

Posted: May 1, 2013 at 13:07 Quote
Admittedly i don't have experience with many other frames (other than a few car park tests), but i ride a Saracen Ariel and it's fun as hell. I'd definitely recommend that.

Posted: May 1, 2013 at 13:08 Quote
nomis123 wrote:
maybe NS soda slope, dartmoor shine, babah freddy? there all good for hits, but feel near enough like a ht when ridden over rocky stuff

Not really what I'm looking for then, Its deffinately a trail bike that will jump/drop rather than a slope bike that will do trail riding.

Posted: May 1, 2013 at 13:09 Quote
ahh ok fairzz, atleast it only rules out everything i have rode Wink lol

Posted: May 1, 2013 at 13:12 Quote
faceplantfeind wrote:
Admittedly i don't have experience with many other frames (other than a few car park tests), but i ride a Saracen Ariel and it's fun as hell. I'd definitely recommend that.

I have looked at the Ariel and wasn't sure, how would it be for the riding around Salisbury and FOD?

Posted: May 1, 2013 at 13:17 Quote
Barnseyhcxc wrote:
faceplantfeind wrote:
Admittedly i don't have experience with many other frames (other than a few car park tests), but i ride a Saracen Ariel and it's fun as hell. I'd definitely recommend that.

I have looked at the Ariel and wasn't sure, how would it be for the riding around Salisbury and FOD?
I don't think it would have any trouble, i ride mine fairly aggressively and I've had no issues. Nothing in Salisbury would trouble it

Posted: May 1, 2013 at 13:24 Quote
faceplantfeind wrote:
Barnseyhcxc wrote:
faceplantfeind wrote:
Admittedly i don't have experience with many other frames (other than a few car park tests), but i ride a Saracen Ariel and it's fun as hell. I'd definitely recommend that.

I have looked at the Ariel and wasn't sure, how would it be for the riding around Salisbury and FOD?
I don't think it would have any trouble, i ride mine fairly aggressively and I've had no issues. Nothing in Salisbury would trouble it

If ya dont mind a hardtail, try a Specialized P1 All Mountain

Posted: May 1, 2013 at 13:29 Quote
If I'm getting a new frame its deffinately going to be a fully. Help me to push on my riding and help my bad back hopefully.

Posted: May 1, 2013 at 13:48 Quote
Saracen Ariel. Bike of Gods

Posted: May 1, 2013 at 13:55 Quote
Good to know Nick, given you've owned pretty much every bike going Razz

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