Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Mon Dec 05, 2016 3:58 am

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: What frame to buy?
PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2012 3:24 pm 
Old School Hero
User avatar

Joined: Sun Nov 28, 2010 12:35 am
Posts: 224
Location: Perth, Western Australia
Hey guys,

I am looking to build a MTB, I am going to be using it for fitness during the week and a few tracks here and there on the weekend.

Now I am tall gentlemen at 194cm, so was looking at 29er vs standard size, and would not mind a frame that can be SS and geared.

So far thinking of a PACE of CRC or going for a ON ONE, trying not to break the bike on the build. In Australia by the way.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2012 5:01 pm 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jan 27, 2007 10:35 pm
Posts: 8423
Location: The desolate flats of Cambridgeshire
Pace over on one every single time. Both made in the far east but the Pace manages to maintain a little of its past dignity.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2012 12:19 am 
98+ BoTM Winner / Gold Trader
98+ BoTM Winner / Gold Trader
User avatar

Joined: Wed Aug 15, 2007 7:29 pm
Posts: 1650
Location: Netherlands
At 194cm tall I'd say go 29er, every time. There's something special to a well executed rigid steel Singlespeed 29er, where the whole is more than the sum of the parts

The secret is out though, most mainstream brands do one now, Haro, Kona, GT, even Trek. So you will be spoilt for choice, Cotic now do a steel 29er as well. Stateside there's a whole raft at any price point: Ritchey, Vassago, Salsa, Gunnar, Soul Cycles, Misfit, Niner, RedLine, Voodoo plus all the custom builders.

Of the 2 you list the Pace to me is nicer, but have a look at the Singular Swift. It comes with a hanger and an EBB, so fits your bill. And it is a great ride that has found a following in the market. Plus Sam is a genuine good guy who supports his product. And the Swift has been around a while now so you may also find one used (as I did).

Enjoy!!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2012 7:24 am 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Tue Aug 07, 2007 12:22 pm
Posts: 2942
Location: Platsa, Messinias, Greece
IbocProSX wrote:

Of the 2 you list the Pace to me is nicer, but have a look at the Singular Swift. It comes with a hanger and an EBB, so fits your bill. And it is a great ride that has found a following in the market. Plus Sam is a genuine good guy who supports his product. And the Swift has been around a while now so you may also find one used (as I did).

Enjoy!!


Another recommendation for Singular (and Sam) from me - have a look here at the website and they also have an Australian dealer.
Really nice bikes and great support.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: dyna-ti, integerspin and 6 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

About Us

Follow Retrobike

Other cool stuff

All content © 2005-2015 Retrobike unless otherwise stated.
Cookies Policy.
bikedeals - the best bike deals in one place
FatCOGS - Fat Chance Owner's Group

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group