August 25, 2017 at 15:13 #223581
I’m looking for a new bike.
Currently riding a Trek 8000.
It weighs 26.5 pounds with a Rock Shox SID front fork.
Not interested in 29ers – so 27.5.
Not interested in full suspension.
I want a hardtail that weighs under 25 pounds.
I am 5’9” and weigh 140.
I ride mostly cross country (5-8 hour rides) and tight singletrack.
I don’t mind the lack of rear suspension on techy descents.
I want a light bike for around $2500.
August 25, 2017 at 16:42 #223585
August 27, 2017 at 08:32 #223612
Why are you hung up on sticking with a 27.5 bike? I am the same height as you and recently moved to a 29er bike. There is almost no way in hell I am returning to a smaller wheel size bike now. There are several Santa Cruz Highballs sitting on eBay that would suit you. This one in particular. Put a short stem on it and it will be a party. However, my biggest recommendation for you at your size would be going with a lightweight wheelset. This will have a more pronounced effect for you over any other weight savings.
August 27, 2017 at 09:08 #223613
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