pushbikerider wrote:18" trailstar (there's a new one on TM at the moment), maybe a Transition Trans-am?
swtchbckr wrote:but. bluepig, 456 and trailstar are all 18 inch. i found the difference between the 18 and 20 inch switchbacks was marked, with the 20 inch feeling like a farm gate on general trail duties (its fine for size as a rigid SS), whereas the 19 inch soul is just perfection. comfy ride too.
Bob_Jones wrote:pushbikerider wrote:18" trailstar (there's a new one on TM at the moment), maybe a Transition Trans-am?
I vaguely remember seeing that you had a Trailstar, do you think the 18" would be long enough? And i've considered the trans-am but I dont think I justify one new. If someone had a Large second hand one they were wanting to sell however...
northernmonkey wrote: If money was no object I'd have a Cotic Soda in the shed...
Analog wrote:Another one to look for is a Sanderson Breath. Can get them off CRC. Have quite long top tubes, but I really like the riding position. Mine is being run with a Pike 454 at about 120. Also have a look at the Charge Duster, which a while ago you could get from bicycle.co.nz for quite cheap.
Bob_Jones wrote:Im not going to disagree when you say the Switchback is a bit big for some trails, I guess im just worried that im going to feel cramped on an 18" frame. And the soul looks gorgeous but I really struggle to justify spending $1000 on a hardtail.