October 22, 2021 at 10:00 #605238
Got a 2008 Specialized FSR XC COMP. Recently been getting back into maintain as I have foun a trail centre. I seem to get a lot more enjoyment from the down hill sections!
Hoping to explore more of Dartmoor’s trails.
My heart is telling me I should buy a more modern geometry bike (current has a 110mm stem!).
Money is a bit tight. Thinking of a plus sized 27.5 (I’m 6’3″).
Can’t try out new bikes anywhere due to COVID.
Not sure how much difference I would expect to feel. Would it feel more stable and allow me to go down tougher trails?
Would a FS (13 years old) to hard tail be a backwards step?
October 27, 2021 at 09:41 #605663
I would be looking for a progressive geo hardtail with 29×2.6 tires.
Rocky Mountain Growler
These bikes will be more comfortable and descend better.
October 28, 2021 at 13:48 #605946
I’m 68 and got a new Turner Flux 3 years ago. I can descend on it faster than I ever have and it climbs great. Progressive geometry and larger wheels make a huge difference.
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