• 12-17-2012
    MMcG
    What 29er frames come in a 22.5" ETT and also feature a long head tube?
    Anything jump out here aside from what I've already got - a 16" Kona Unit 29er?

    I know the 16" Karate Monkey and 16" Soma have that ETT - but they both have pretty short head tubes.

    Wouldn't mind a bike with a 22.5" ETT and a tall-ish head tube for a drop bar set up. Steeper angles than the 16" Kona would be fine as well.

    Thoughts/ideas/recommendations?
  • 12-17-2012
    Bike Whisperer
    Medium Salsa Fargo
    22.25" ETT
    125mm head tube
    Non-Suspension corrected fork will steepen the head tube angle
  • 12-19-2012
    Captain Bob
    Singuar Gryphon.......and a super solid creak free ebb.
  • 12-19-2012
    Dan GSR
    What is wrong with running a lot of steer tube?
  • 12-19-2012
    Mojo Troll
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Dan GSR View Post
    What is wrong with running a lot of steer tube?

    Because they look horrid.

    The Fargo popped into my head when reading the OP as well. Maybe a CX frame?

    Perhaps share more on what your goal is. Touring, XC, CX, rigid, HT, FS etc....

    Seeing how many frame builders are finally starting to build with internal HS's and shorter head tubes to bring the front end down on 29er's. Appears your running in the other direction.
  • 12-19-2012
    jochribs
    Check out Fuji's hardtails. I think they have longer HT's if I remember right. Shorter than average CS's too.

    Here's the link. Not a bad scoot. Taller HT than I would want, but the spec is pretty sweet...full XT. Better than the Stumpy Comp 29er I bought and for less. (Before I stripped it and put XTR and XT on it)

    Fuji Bikes | MOUNTAIN | CROSS COUNTRY | TAHOE 29 1.1
  • 12-20-2012
    agu
    How about a Rawland Drakkar? Possibly pre-loved as they are redesigning it.
  • 12-20-2012
    finch2
    most of the frame with taller HT have shorter AC, so you won't necessarily have a higher bar height, unless you figure on changing the geometry.
  • 12-20-2012
    LowOnO2
    I don't know how this compares to KM or Unit.

    Spot Honey Badger SS. The small frame has ETT of 22.25, HA 69.25, head tube length with integrated headset is 4.9.
  • 12-20-2012
    MMcG
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Mojo Troll View Post
    Because they look horrid.

    The Fargo popped into my head when reading the OP as well. Maybe a CX frame?

    Perhaps share more on what your goal is. Touring, XC, CX, rigid, HT, FS etc....

    Seeing how many frame builders are finally starting to build with internal HS's and shorter head tubes to bring the front end down on 29er's. Appears your running in the other direction.

    I want to achieve something like this but with a steeper Head Tube Angle. I would then put a suspension fork on this Kona and use it as my trail bike.

    http://gallery.mtbr.com/data/mtbr/50...arbon_fork.jpg
  • 12-20-2012
    wv_bob
    My Spot longboard was a better road bike than it ever was a mountain bike. Mine's a medium with 23" top tube or I'd be sending PMs trying to sell it to you :D
  • 12-20-2012
    LBIkid
    How about a Gunnar Rock Tour (ETT = 22.8, HT = 4.2) or a Jamis Dragon Sport (ETT = 22.44, HT = 4.33)