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29" Hardcore Hardtail- 140/150mm travel

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29" Hardcore Hardtail- 140/150mm travel
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Posted: Apr 7, 2021 at 13:36 Quote
big-pete23 wrote:
Heya Guys,

I want to get back into riding- and I want to do it gently and easily- hence the 29" option for easy rollover etc.

But I dont want a XC/Gravel bike- Id like something with some travel and with more of a Trail/enduro geo.

id also love a solid rear axle- 12mm/etc as I love a stiff back end.

Any help appreciated.


Hi Pete
assuming you'd like to stay local, the already mentioned Cotic would be an obvious suggestion. The BFeMax is their aggressive 29er hardtail, and they offer numerous build options, which can be further amended in the fineprint:
The SolarisMax is a bit less aggressive and slightly more pricey:

Stanton have also been mentioned, they are a bit more expensive than Cotics, and you have the option to select either Taiwan-made 4130 steel, or UK made 631 Reynolds steel. They offer a large array of color options as well...example:

Finally the Pipedream Moxie full build is currently on sale:

On top of those, it might be worth taking a look at PlanetX:


Posted: May 6, 2021 at 11:34 Quote
honso esd is amazing bike!

Posted: May 11, 2021 at 11:09 Quote
Silver fork suits him well.
Love the red

Posted: Jun 11, 2021 at 14:16 Quote
big-pete23 wrote:
Cheers lads.

Andy- Bike and spanner looks amazing! CRC could learn a thing or two!

Some frames I like the look of-
Nordest Bardino 2
Kingdom Vendetta X2
Dartmoor Bikes Primal PRO
Stanton Switchback

Like I said before- I want to build something easy to ride to get back into the sport and lose some corona weight! is there anything else I should be looking out for?

Go for a Kingdom Vendetta X3 29er…you won’t regret it…the bike is awesome to ride…I’ve built mine with 150 fork and it’s very good. Had a X2 before which was also amazing but the X3/bigger wheels make it even better.

Posted: Jun 16, 2021 at 2:52 Quote
Have a look at Orbea Laufey.

Posted: Jun 19, 2021 at 13:02 Quote
I have a Moxie after previously having a Solarismax, Bfe and Soul. Can honestly say its the best hardtail i have ever ridden. And the best thing is they are in stock which is rare!

Here's mine...

Posted: Dec 3, 2021 at 18:38 Quote
I really enjoyed my specialized Fuse. The base has 130mm front travel. I think the higher model has 140, but I might be wrong on longer travel.

Posted: Dec 3, 2021 at 21:22 Quote
chromag rootdown

i ride the stylus its a great rowdy bike, but i bet the 29er rootdown is sweeet! or get one of the Canadian made ones.

honzo st super awesome bike, wants to jump off everything and it's 29er rolls over everything; i love mine. the esd is slacker and yes more capable down, a little more shopping cart like, but going down it is way more stable at speed then the st.

but if I was in the UK stanton switch9er uk made if is accessible, haven't rode one, dont care, i would just pull the trigger.

you could probably ride that sherpa for miles and hard, but it's more XC downcountry asking for fox 34SC, but you probably want more fork than that, been thinking of replacing my 2010 sir9 with one.

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