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Best all rounder mtb frame


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  1. 1. What is the best (versitile) mtb frame

    • Cotic (soda)
      2
    • On one (inbred)
      0
    • lynskey
      3
    • niner
      4
    • singular (swift)
      1
    • van nicolas
      0
    • other
      12
    • morewood
      5
    • Raleigh?!
      1


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Which is the best all round Mountain bike frame? Considering one frame for multi disciplines,touring, racing, single speed and assuming an adjustable fork like a Roxshock Sektor.

 

Material being either steel or titanium, unless only carbon or alu is available.

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Versitility would require:

 

ability to ride XC and then AM by adjusting the travel on the fork (ie frame is designed for a travel range from 100-140mm)

 

ability to bolt on panniers and cycle all day on a mountain pass with kit

 

ability to adjust chain length to enable conversion to single speed

 

ability to take the knocks on a rocky decent, but still the agility to manuevre single track.

 

Basically a frame that can be dressed up to do it all. (that is also why steel and titanium are the prefered materials.)

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the best all round mountain bike is the one that you are riding at the moment. it will take you anywhere you want it to go.

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regocnise v few of the above brands sorry

 

my ellsowrth alu truth does it for me

 

cheers

 

Okay, lets run through it

 

Cotic, On-one and Singular are very popular with the single speed fraternity. Each has an almost cult following. THey are specialist bikes made of steel and titanium. Each with its own signiture niche (although touring with panniers is possible on an on-one and singular. All are specced for 100-140 mm travel forks for AM and XC as well.

 

Laskey and van Nicholas are high end titanium frame makers who have collaborated with on one and other cottage industry brands to make awesome bikes. THey also make their own bikes.

 

Morewood is THE South African brand focused on DH and AM mostly.

 

Ellsworth is a niche brand that has grown to be the elitist alternative to Merida and trek.

 

Isn't great to know there are bike manufacturers that have departed from the mainstreem, "we make alu and carbon" bikes and are willing to supply us with something innovative, off centre and wonderful?

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Versitility would require:

 

ability to ride XC and then AM by adjusting the travel on the fork (ie frame is designed for a travel range from 100-140mm)

 

ability to bolt on panniers and cycle all day on a mountain pass with kit

 

ability to adjust chain length to enable conversion to single speed

 

ability to take the knocks on a rocky decent, but still the agility to manuevre single track.

 

Basically a frame that can be dressed up to do it all. (that is also why steel and titanium are the prefered materials.)

 

In my mind, it's a tad naive to expect one bike to do all that. That's like expecting your car to compete in the Dakar, commute to work and back comfortably, and race on the track against F1 cars.

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In my mind, it's a tad naive to expect one bike to do all that. That's like expecting your car to compete in the Dakar, commute to work and back comfortably, and race on the track against F1 cars.

 

 

Funny thing is that is just what the On-one inbed 456 (ti) has been able to do, and the singular is in the same stable. Obviously neither bike will weigh in against a carbon XC machine, but for most of the mid pack these bikes get you to the finish OKAY.

 

(on a lighter note, most company pool cars can compete in the Dakar, commute to work and back comfortably, and race on the track against F1 cars, or at least the way they are driven by the employees......)

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In my mind, it's a tad naive to expect one bike to do all that. That's like expecting your car to compete in the Dakar, commute to work and back comfortably, and race on the track against F1 cars.

 

Uuum ja, It's called an Avis rent a car.....

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