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Drop bar 29ers (looking for options)

Old 06-29-20, 02:39 PM
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Drop bar 29ers (looking for options)

I love my Hardtail 29er. I was recently thinking to replace it, with another hardtail. like the new Santa Cruz highball. Lighter, more compliant, thru axle....,. and well money.

then I saw this https://ridefarr.com/int/farr-gmx-framekit/

That started the brain spinning, because the way I ride my hardtail, a Drop bar rigid bike would work just as well. with also being more practical. As I still have full suspension mtb in my arsenal. (himod scalpel)
So what's are suggestions for 29er drop bars, or gravel bikes that fir 29x2.1 - 2.4 tires

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Old 06-29-20, 04:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Metieval View Post
I love my Hardtail 29er. I was recently thinking to replace it, with another hardtail. like the new Santa Cruz tallboy. Lighter, more compliant, thru axle....,. and well money.

then I saw this https://ridefarr.com/int/farr-gmx-framekit/

That started the brain spinning, because the way I ride my hardtail, a Drop bar rigid bike would work just as well. with also being more practical. As I still have full suspension mtb in my arsenal. (himod scalpel)
So what's are suggestions for 29er drop bars, or gravel bikes that fir 29x2.1 - 2.4 tires
Just bookmarked that frame. Like the mounts. Alu frame.

I was aware they did those tri-bar things but surprised they do a frame like this. Never seen anything like it in the XXS with such a short reach. Third smallest frame is bang-on my fit requirements.

I guess you could call it a poor man's Cutthroat geo. At that price though I'd most likely find a carbon fork for it (Steel fork weighs a ton).

Would have been nice to do 2x with it also.

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Metievel - here’s a good list of contenders, not sure if it’s been updated in a while:

https://bikepacking.com/index/drop-b...in-bikes-29er/
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Originally Posted by Metieval View Post
I love my Hardtail 29er. I was recently thinking to replace it, with another hardtail. like the new Santa Cruz tallboy. Lighter, more compliant, thru axle....,. and well money.

So what's are suggestions for 29er drop bars, or gravel bikes that fir 29x2.1 - 2.4 tires
I’m not sure which Santa Cruz you’re referring to, the Tallboy is a full suspension trail bike. I would suggest looking at a Salsa Cutthroat if you’re looking for a fun, comfortable drop bar bike that can handle wide tires and single track.


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Originally Posted by sarhog View Post
I’m not sure which Santa Cruz you’re referring to, the Tallboy is a full suspension trail bike. I would suggest looking at a Salsa Cutthroat if you’re looking for a fun, comfortable drop bar bike that can handle wide tires and single track.

LOL Good Catch, I was thinking Highball. I have no Idea why I typed Tallboy. I'll go edit that! At least I didn't type ballboy rofl


I actually like the idea of a cuthroat, but then that stack..... It kills me!

I like bar drop.
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Originally Posted by wheelsmcgee View Post
Metievel - here’s a good list of contenders, not sure if it’s been updated in a while:

https://bikepacking.com/index/drop-b...in-bikes-29er/

nice list!
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Evil Chamios Hagar I think this is about as hardtail 29er as you can get in a gravel bike.
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I'd go frameset build route.

Curve GMX+

Rawland ULV

Mason ISO

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Check out this incoming Sutra: https://theradavist.com/2020/07/kona...utra-ultd-29r/
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Evil Chamios Hagar I think this is about as hardtail 29er as you can get in a gravel bike.
Only issue is the tire clearance being limited to 50mm. With how aggressive the Geo is you’d think it’d have the tire clearance to boot.
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Only issue is the tire clearance being limited to 50mm. With how aggressive the Geo is you’d think it’d have the tire clearance to boot.
How big did you go on your toughroad?

Edit : never mind, I just saw this, and it looks fun!

Gravel “Mullet” Bike..... The OTHER Mullet

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