Posted by: extraspecialandbitter
So I'm looking at joining this long travel 29r band wagon. The bike I got 2 years ago was that weird Tantrum bike and it's been super fun, but it bottoms out like a mofo.
Anyway, I'm one of those people that's stuck between sizes. Mediums are a touch too small and Larges are a touch too big, however modern geometry mediums seem to fit like a dream. So I'm looking at something with a longish reach. It needs to be boost so I can use my hubs, and I don't want to support any company that uses $$$ to develop e-bikes. I don't really care if it's carbon one way or another.
I demoed the Evil Offering and it was pretty magical. I was instantly comfortable on it. I could sort of feel the big wheels, but it was super fun at speed and still managed to handle some of the tighter stuff. I was most surprised by how active the anti-squat was and it climbed really nicely. I thought I needed to sell a kidney to buy one, but the tax man was greedy through 2018 and he owes me a lot of money now (hurray?).
I also demoed the Ibis Ripmo and it was quite the opposite. The numbers looked right, but it felt super upright and a little twitchy. I've come to conclude that I actually know nothing about geometry and I should ask strangers on the internet about the subject.
Anything else I should be looking at?
Take a trip to Bellingham and demo a Transition Sentinel.