Opinions on a capable hardtail...
So I have a Van Dessel WTF that I use as a monster cross bike. I put 2.1's on there (with the wide Stan's they have the width of a 2.4 but I have almost no clearance), keep the drop bars on and just blast through the woods. I absolutely love it....love it to death...it's so visceral being fully rigid with drop bars bombing down heavy trails.
However, I want something that is a little more dedicated? If I could describe it best, a low travel enduro hardtail....like a trail bike, but one with more clearance and doesn't handle like a fucking truck. The WTF handles so good but doesn't have enough clearance with wide tires. I need it to climb like my WTF, but I want to have SOME suspension up front (I don't need 160 mm, at most 120 mm, more like 100 mm) with a little more clearance. XC bikes don't have the clearance, DJ bikes don't have the seat tube to actually sit and pedal and trail bike typically have shit geometry that handle like fucking trucks. Moots Mooto X and Farwell seem like they have great geo AND clearance....anybody try those out?
What do you guys recommend?
Moots. Van Dessel. Capriolo. Maestro.
Titanium. Steel. Titanium. Aluminum.
Last edited by NateE; 04-10-2017 at 01:35 PM.