BARRA


BARRA here we come. Campsites organised – test surfboards borrowed.
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The Angle of the Dangle ….


is equal to the heat of the ……


So did a dodgy photoshop mockup of angles between the Klein and potential new Carver. So from what I gather (and I actually knew) is that 29″ front raises tipping point so flying over the handlebars might be less frequent. F
Larger front wheel will make rolling over obstacles a lot easier.

BB is raised along with standover height. Chainstay slightly lengthened. Interesting to see that head angle and seat angle pretty spot on. Will have to reverse stem I think to stop bars being too high ….. but on paper all seems to be working.

Do I need another bike? Rhetorical Thursday




CARVER 96er


It’s one of those things that comes up now and again … more so when I am sat in front of the computer, working away from home and instead of riding I get purchase compulsion.

KILLER B

Been looking at the Carver 96er and Killer B – both have 26″ rear wheels and a larger front wheel. The 96er having a 29″ wheel at front and the Killer Bee having a 650b wheel (measures 27.5″) at front. 
Argument is front wheel being larger rolls over obstacles better, descends better while rear wheel being smaller keeps the acceleration intact where normal 29’ers fall down.
Tempting and titanium … $1200/frame with Rohloff specific dropouts – a better option I think than having an EBB or chain tensioners.

MORE DETAILS ON THE CARVER WEBSITE CLICK HERE