I have got my eye on the Fantom29 Elite - Right now am torn between the Elite or the X9 OR the Sette Razzo.
But here is my hesitation on the Elite ... Looking at the BD site the geo link claims:
- the Wheelbase and ChainStay on a 15.5" is 1103 / 460
- for a 17.5" these numbers are 1129 / 460
If this is true, this is the longest wheelbase of just about any other 29er on the market (at least that I could find) and I am wondering how it rides ... or what I could go and ride that would have a similar Geo and / or feel before pulling the trigger.
My thoughts on such a long wheel base and Chainstays is that it would make it harder to bunny hop and lift the front end over stuff. Any riders of this 2012 Fantom29 Elite wanna weigh in on how it rides? And speaking of weight, BD told me build up it will weight about 30#'s ... seems kinda heavy. So how does it handle the weight?
I am wanting this bike for racing in florida and the SE and some races will have rock piles and quick climbs up quarry diggings with plenty of Rocks of all sizes and placements, Roots and Bumps .
Thanks for the feedback.
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