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Oops – back of the class/stick to design. Miscalculated a margin/import duty. Complete bikes up £100 :-(
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shedfire 7:51 pm on April 2, 2012 | No Comments | # |
A complete trail-ready 29er Inbred hardtail, with hand picked parts to make it the best value ride around. This amazing value 29in wheeled trail bike is packed with features that make it perfect for anyone to hit the trails and trail-centres with. Beginner or expert, nobody is going to be sold short with this feature packed model, which comes in at an amazing price thanks to our factory direct business model.Landing with us the mid/end of May.Frame :: On-One Inbred 29 frame
We used our box stock Inbred 29er frame – the exact same model that we sell to you as a frame only. No corners cut or dodgy things changed. This is a box stock “aftermarket” frameset with bits bolted on. It comes with an ISCG05 chainguide mount if you want to hop things up further after you’ve bought it. Teal or Orange options.
Fork :: Rock Shox Recon Silver TK 100mm Solo Air
A quality fork to make the most of that big wheeled performance. The Silver TK’s track and absorb stuff fantastically and this spec is unmatched at this price point.
Headset :: FSA Orbit MX Alloy Cups with ACB Bearings
Keeping you rolling straight and true, an FSA headset keeps you tracking straight and steering free.
Chainset :: Truvativ Firex 3.0 44/32/22
A triple chainset to let you keep up whatever trail you’re on. The Firex 3.0 is a great performer with external bottom bracket to keep things running solidly and durably.
Brakeset :: Avid Elixir 1 – with 180mm front and 160mm rear
Gobs of stopping power with SRAM’s Avid Elixir front brake. Highly rated and inheriting performance from the higher specced models in the range, the 180mm big front disc slows you down fast and under control.
Wheelset :: On-One 24mm rim, with SRAM X-7 Hubs. Stainless Spokes with On-One Smorgasbord tyres
The heart of a good bike, a good set of wheels. Using 24mm rims give a good solid tyre stance, stainless spokes tie the whole thing together well, and SRAM provide the hubs to keep things spinning. Our own new On-One Smorgasbord Trail tyres are a great tyre, and the 2.2in 60A version gives you fantastic grip and performance.
Transmission :: SRAM X5 11-34
Wide range rear cassette gives you a good low bail out gear, and actually is such that it’s perfectly possible to run this bike as a 1×9 with the addition of a chain guide. Uprated X7 front mech gives you clearance and performance.
Bar and Stem :: Truvativ Stylo
A 685mm wide trail-ready bar, and 75mm stem gives good contemporary “not scary” handling and perfect poise. On-One Bob-On grips complete the bar package.
Post, Saddle, Clamp :: On-One
Rounding out the parts pick, a 400mm seatpost, test winning Bignose saddle and a proper QR seatclamp.
shedfire 3:23 pm on April 2, 2012 | 6 Comments | # |
If we consider a frame to be loaded at the points as shown, let’s look at what happens to the various tubes.This is what people who think rear triangle compliance has an effect on frames happens. I think this is bollocks.This is what happens. The front fork tries to rip the front of the bike off, and splays the top tube and downtube under simple bending, resulting in the wheels spreading apart under load. This is what happens.The rear stays do splay a little if left unsupported. But they bow outwards. There is FEA done to show this. They don’t bend the other way.S bend stays make people think they are springy as they look a bit like a spring, but a spring is actually a coiled up torsion bar. It’s not curved like that for compliance as such.