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Bossnut Triple B v Whyte T130s v what else?

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  • sbissbis Posts: 16
    edited March 2019
    Awesome. Just what I needed to hear, thanks. Only reservation is a more twitchy feeling bike and the loss of traction (or perceived loss) of narrower tyres.

    Narrowed it down to Trance v Anthem. Demo arranged.
  • JBAJBA Posts: 2,848
    Bear in mind that the Anthem 29er only has 100mm front and 90mm rear travel compared to 130mm front and 110mm rear for the 27.5 models.
    This may have a bearing on your decision.
    “Life has been unfaithful
    And it all promised so so much”

    Giant Trance 2 27.5 2016 ¦ Sonder Broken Road 2021¦ Giant Revolt Advanced 2 2019 ¦ Giant Toughtroad SLR 1 2019 ¦ Giant Anthem 3 2015 ¦ Specialized Myka Comp FSR 2009
  • sbissbis Posts: 16
    JBA wrote:
    Bear in mind that the Anthem 29er only has 100mm front and 90mm rear travel compared to 130mm front and 110mm rear for the 27.5 models.
    This may have a bearing on your decision.

    Thanks, I hadn't clocked that and have both spec sheets printed out on my desk.

    I spend at least 4 months of the year in wet leaves/mud and I've noticed the traction benefit of wider Maxxis tyres on my Bossnut, so don't really want to go back.

    Plan to sit on both tomorrow lunch.
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 11,169
    Currently got 2.4s on my Anthem.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • sbissbis Posts: 16
    Oooh, very good to know. Does that still leave enough clearance so mud doesn’t jam the front wheel?
    Thanks
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 11,169
    Plenty of room on my Anthem SX 27,5 both front and back.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • joebristoljoebristol Posts: 327
    Just to add another bike into the mix how about a Whyte S120? I haven’t checked spec but it’s more xc orientated but with trail geometry, 29er and should be mudproof being a U.K. brand.

    https://whyte.bike/collections/full-sus ... ts/s-120cr
  • sbissbis Posts: 16
    Thanks Joe, but 50% over budget I'm afraid. And if the Mrs found that receipt she'd see to me not need the man op that I've got booked in.
  • sbissbis Posts: 16
    Any views on a Merida one-forty?
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