Project ‘SYD’ As part of my ongoing ‘Project SYD’ I’m putting a plus sized test mule together to try out a few things. The Sonder Transmitter I bought (see here for full review) is excellent value but does suffer from some rather chunky wheels. Hence my call to friend-of-the-blog, and long term titanium hardtail fan,
I’ve had a bit of a project in mind for a while now; a hardtail that takes advantage of the new 3″ size ‘half fat’ tyres we’re seeing. A semi fat 29’er is perhaps a step too far though, I still want the darned thing to go around corners! So how about a 27.5″ plus
It seems like the world has got over it’s love affair with fat bikes, but still has a bit of a lingering crush for the fuller figured tyre. We’re seeing a trend now to spec clearance for 2.8″ to 3″ tyres; the perfect compromise between grip, cushioning and drag, especially on a hardtail. But… The
It’s been a little while since I took a look at Stanton bikes which is surprising as they’re well known for their progressive UK designed hardtails. A picture of the latest Titanium Switchback MK II in a recent magazine was enough for me to want to take a closer look though – nu skool hardtail?
I’d noticed a number of incoming links to Spanner were from the direction of MTBR’s forums so I couldn’t resist a peek… Handily, I found loads of people happy to share their own experience of having frames made in the Far East, some of whom were inspired by this blog (aww, shucks!). First up this