Does this bike / frame exist

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Does this bike / frame exist

Post by FLV » Fri Dec 13, 2019 9:20 am

Ti preferred (or nice lightweight Steel)
Sliding / Adjustable Dropouts
67 ish HA
Longish TT (460 ish on a Large)
100mm to 120mm Fork travel allowing suspension or rigid
31.6 seat tube with stealth routing
Genuinely fit a 29x2.6 in it with mud clearance.


Bikes that are close but miss at least one of the requirements, Broken road, nordest britango and sardinha, stanton sherpa, chameleon, travers, cotic, lynskey, etc

Any others?

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Re: Does this bike / frame exist

Post by ssnowman » Fri Dec 13, 2019 9:45 am

I've been on a very similar search, with not quite as an exacting requirement list.

I'm going for the Broken road. It ticks most of the boxes for me.

Another bike that you might want to consider is the Velohold Iron. https://www.veloheld.de/bikesnframes/ad ... oheld-iron available as a frameset or full bike.
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Re: Does this bike / frame exist

Post by FLV » Fri Dec 13, 2019 10:02 am

Be interested to hear back on the Broken Road, I'll take a look a the link too ta.

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Re: Does this bike / frame exist

Post by faustus » Fri Dec 13, 2019 10:09 am

The broken road can be customised if you ask, might be able to get what you want...?

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Post by Scott L » Fri Dec 13, 2019 10:32 am

I would be most tempted by getting a Swarf from Adrian up here in the tweed valley. Brilliant bikes, lightweight for steel and can have the geometry customised. Adrian is very knowledgeable and can advise on what you are wanting to achieve.

I have demoed his full sus and it was vaguely exciting!

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Re: Does this bike / frame exist

Post by FLV » Fri Dec 13, 2019 10:57 am

Hi, Yeah swarf is on the list. I briefly communicated with Adrian last year but I had a broken frame and needed something new quickly.

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Post by techno mail » Fri Dec 13, 2019 11:40 am

faustus wrote:
Fri Dec 13, 2019 10:09 am
The broken road can be customised if you ask, might be able to get what you want...?
There's a lot of custom sonders popping up on their instagram recently that look lovely.
stooge also do custom options:
http://stoogecycles.co.uk/product/titanium-65029er/
http://stoogecycles.co.uk/product/stoog ... osit-1900/
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Re: Does this bike / frame exist

Post by lune ranger » Fri Dec 13, 2019 1:53 pm

Newer Ti Fargo’s will take 29x3.0

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Re: Does this bike / frame exist

Post by FLV » Fri Dec 13, 2019 2:08 pm

Ah, Salsa. I should add to my list. Not a drop bar bike and for Ti... a proper warranty.

Pretty fussy :lol:

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Re: Does this bike / frame exist

Post by wriggles » Fri Dec 13, 2019 4:11 pm

Why doesnt the Broken Road fit that criteria?

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Re: Does this bike / frame exist

Post by FLV » Sat Dec 14, 2019 12:59 pm

wriggles wrote:
Fri Dec 13, 2019 4:11 pm
Why doesnt the Broken Road fit that criteria?
Its close, but I thought I'd read somewhere it was designed at a fork length of 470 which seemed a bit short to me. Cant find it now though so that could be nonsense

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Re: Does this bike / frame exist

Post by wriggles » Sat Dec 14, 2019 2:04 pm

They ship them with 100mm REBA 650b plus which has an A-C of 490 - 500 sagged I guess. I run mine with a 110mm Fox 34 which has an A-C of 525/500 unsagged/sagged. Rides great. Takes 2.6 on an i30 rim as well. Drop @richpips a PM if any questions.

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Re: Does this bike / frame exist

Post by FLV » Sat Dec 14, 2019 3:20 pm

Thats good to know it takes a 29x2.6

Thanks for that :-bd

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Post by johnnystorm » Sat Dec 14, 2019 4:52 pm

Ti Timberjack from Salsa if you don't need/want the drops on a Fargo.
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Re: Does this bike / frame exist

Post by trob6 » Sun Dec 15, 2019 9:38 am

I have a Broken Road albeit with carbon forks and 650b plus wheelset with 2.8 tyres and the clearance is big , when you get to that sticky mud it will fill any gap anyway.
I also have a custom build steel hardtail by my friend Chris Yeomans of Smithyframeworks he will make you anything you want.
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Re: Does this bike / frame exist

Post by jameso » Sun Dec 15, 2019 10:20 am

designed at a fork length of 470 which seemed a bit short to me.
imo a good length to design to for a 100mm fork -the Ramin was also anyway- it won't rule out a 120mm if the STA and BB drop range is steeper + lower to start with (as most newer geometries are)
100mm REBA 650b plus which has an A-C of 490 - 500 sagged I guess.
29" Reba? RS 29er forks and B+ are the same, a 100mm Reba is 506mm A-C, so ride height / active sag ~35mm less = ~470mm. Bingo. ( :ugeek: have the SRAM tech site on the bookmarks list)

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