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May 27, 2020 at 6:53
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KennyWatson cotic-bikes's article
May 22, 2020 at 8:59
May 22, 2020
Cotic Launches the New BFeMAX Hardcore 29" Hardtail
@cotic-bikes: I also think there are differences in riding style at play. Modern full suspension bikes with big cassettes and lots of traction encourage a "sit and spin" approach in almost all situations, and the steep seat angle helps as the bike is tipped upwards from horizontal. Hardtails reward standing up more when climbing gets steep and/or technical so the utility of the steep seat tube angle is not really the same.
KennyWatson cotic-bikes's article
May 21, 2020 at 23:07
May 21, 2020
Cotic Launches the New BFeMAX Hardcore 29" Hardtail
Yes .hardtails don't have rear suspension to sag down when you are climbing. I have a full suspension bike with a 76 degree STA and a hardtail with a 73 degree STA and in practice they feel about the same. I previously had a hardtail with a 76 degree STA and it felt pretty awkward in all but the steepest of climbs.
KennyWatson cotic-bikes's article
May 21, 2020 at 6:43
May 21, 2020
Cotic Launches the New BFeMAX Hardcore 29" Hardtail
Sorry that should read super steep seat tube angle, not head angle. Lol
KennyWatson cotic-bikes's article
May 21, 2020 at 6:42
May 21, 2020
Cotic Launches the New BFeMAX Hardcore 29" Hardtail
I hear ya, but ignoring any overlap with other models I must say as a bit of a hardtail nerd I like the geo on this bike. Super long reach and super steep head angle works awesome on full suspension bikes but it feel it makes hardtails feel super wierd. 15-20mm less reach and a few degrees slacker seat tube is wat more functional so good on cotic for that. With the 140 fork you could ride this thing pretty much anywhere without it being too ungainly on more mellow stuff.
KennyWatson jamessmurthwaite's article
May 12, 2020 at 19:43
May 12, 2020
Bike Check: Jason Momoa's Aquaman Themed Specialized Turbo Levo
A superhero themed moped. Every 7 year old's dream.
KennyWatson pinkbikeoriginals's article
May 11, 2020 at 22:04
May 11, 2020
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May 11, 2020 at 22:03
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KennyWatson ForbiddenBike's article
May 11, 2020 at 21:57
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KennyWatson ForbiddenBike's article
May 8, 2020 at 20:45
May 8, 2020
Forbidden Bike Co. Introduce Ziggy Link For Mullet Conversions
@jclnv: exactly. I have a ripmo AF and recently got a chameleon carbon hardtail. In initially set it up 27.5+, first few rides it felt good, but it has 29er dropouts so it felt like the BB was a little low, and like it could be a little slacker. I threw the 29er front wheel from my ripmo on it and holy hell. It is something else. The ripmo AF shreds and I like 29ers but always feel a bit like a passenger. Things roll along but I'm not entirely in control. With the smaller rear I feel like I have way more space to move the bike around, and the bike is much more willing to move around but I still have security of that big front wheel not getting sucked into holes in the trail. It is great but now I can't help but wonder what a full suspension version would feel like. This is starting to feel expensive. Lol
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