Thorn Sherpa? Fuck drop, out flat bar, they’re awesome on it.
Nah, Dave Yates Wanderer but I’ll be keeping drops. Maybe jones bend and then use aero bars on longer rides. I did a 100mile on it the other day around Bude and Bodmin moor.
http://www.singularcycles.com/our-products/peregrine/ peregrine pre order is up with the final Geo (have to keep scrolling to find it)
Does anyone have any thoughts on how it would compare, handling wise to a pipedream ALICE? https://www.pipedreamcycles.com/shop/a-l-i-c-e-frame-fork/
Alice seems to be a lot more upright, but I don't understand anything about fork Geo. Alice is 70 degrees Vs 71 on the pez?
Peregrine also looks to have a mid trail fork, like a fairlight Faran.
Gravel thread >>>
What frames are currently available for a monstercross build?
Ideally something like the old Singular Gryphon. I should have bought a Salsa Fargo years ago - hindsight is wonderful!
Cheapest frame I can find is the Genesis Vagabond, but ideally I'd want one from a few years ago when they were still using quick release dropouts.
If you consider monster cross as "drop bar 29er" the bikepacking dot com list here is a good place to start.
Cheers, a lot more than I realised. Not sure what I'd consider as monstercross - mainly looking for a frame that can handle big tyres and has a higher front end compared to a road/gravel frame.
Me too pal. For me the pipedream alice looks quite good, affordable.
The light blue darwin has qr but its not clear if you can get it as a frameset or what
Aren't they still using QR? (The Vagabond). If you're in a budget is a great option.
Nope, latest iteration is thru-axle
There was a large pipedream on ebay before Christmas, I probably should have bought that instead of being indecisive!
Mosso Taiwan has lightweight alu 7046 qr mtb frames in 26", 27.5 or 29er.
Grab a qr carbon fork from Trigon.
Plenty of vids online of Indo dudes picking them up...."Oh, so liiiiight".
Ive just realised this is the happiest medium to the one bike (apart from the bmx) solution i need right now.
Only thing holding me back is putting drops on instead of the XT levers and calipers and the faff that goes with that.
Anyone put shimano hydro drops onto an existing XT setup?
Kona Sutra Ltd here might be of interest to someone, though for my money it's a bit overpriced and I don't believe in SRAM.
I don't believe in SRAM.
I don't believe in SRAM.
It does exist, I've seen it
I have heard that shimano hydros are basically cross compatible and you can put drop levers on any brakes. Never tried it myself hough.
Ever since the day I bought a shimano bleed kit, SRAM has been dead to me.
I'm struggling to find much fault in this. Once you get past #Aluminiumisntreal, it just seems like a bit of a bargain.
Anyone able to point out the glaring flaws?
The older versions suffered from funny hub sizes, but now they've gone to bolt thru boost standards, not a lot to grumble about.
Stooge Rambler protos
Loving the longitude. Can't wait for spring to get some more off roady rides in on the 2.8's.
That Rambler looks fun, not much mud clearance with that fork/wheel combo though.
Does the current frame have a mounting hole in chainstay bridge?
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