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 Post subject: Re: So is it 26 or 27.5"
PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2018 8:48 am 
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How many you got then chum?

Be honest now......


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 Post subject: Re: So is it 26 or 27.5"
PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2018 8:55 am 
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Not very many. Seven fully built bikes, plus about 7 frames hanging around waiting to be built up.


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 Post subject: Re: So is it 26 or 27.5"
PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2018 8:57 am 
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Outside the world of retrobike most would call that excessive but on here..........


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 Post subject: Re: So is it 26 or 27.5"
PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2018 11:04 am 
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ultrazenith wrote:
I have to say, though, if I had the money and space for an extra bike I would go for a modern FS 29er.


Yup, my best bike is a 29er FS. 8) Had to sacrifice a fair amount of retro to get my original 29er.

Original was the black one, current the orange.


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Very nice, and reminiscent of the old Marin FRS bikes from the 90s. How are they for XC riding? oh and which models are they?


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Black one was a 2014 5 29 and the orange one a segment. The segment is long, low and slack but gobbles up xc. It's a great bike.


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I’ve tried briefly a 29er and the only thing to me it would make sense as is a bike to blast along towpaths/canal. They roll very well but seem slow to turn and not that fun on twisty stuff.

650b is almost best of both worlds. Still turns well but a bit extra rolling ability. Plus the fact that all the newest tech is aimed at it too.

Out of all my bikes I’ve still only got 1 650b which is the bike I call my all mountain bike. It’s mainly used at trail centres and in the peaks. It’s a nice spec Evil Insurgent with enve m60 full XTR 1x11 , Hope etc.

Everything else excluding road bike is 26inch. At some point I’ll update my XC bike but the cost is too much to justify for marginal gain. My current Xc is a Cannondale flash 1 purchase in 2012 and it’s still a quick bike.

All other stuff is retro and used loads but not so seriously


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 Post subject: Re: So is it 26 or 27.5"
PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2018 4:11 pm 
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I was watching a GMBN video the other day (yeah, I was bored) that pitted a "retro" bike up against a modern one - might have been the 2007 Anthem vs 2018 Anthem one. [edit] yeah, it's that :



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It's got 26" wheels, which I think, now, look really old-fashioned


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2018 4:21 pm 
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brocklanders023 wrote:
Black one was a 2014 5 29 and the orange one a segment. The segment is long, low and slack but gobbles up xc. It's a great bike.


I had a quick look on the Orange website and the retail prices are ... quite something. I'm sure they're fantastic bikes, but for the time being a modern FS 29er is out of reach for me.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2018 4:29 pm 
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I had a Orange 5 about 3-4 years ago and I’d im honest I don’t know how they get away with charging what they do for a alloy frame with a 20 year old design


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