[Yak] Bike Advice - NWT, Pocket Rocket or Rocket Llama?
reed at notfine.com
Fri Aug 20 14:34:20 CDT 2010
As it says here:
<http://www.bikefriday.com/recreational>The Crusoe is the exact same bike as
the NWT but with a thinner tubeset. The maximum weight of the rider -and-
gear on the Crusoe is 190lbs.
If you're a big guy, you don't want the Crusoe. Even the stock NWT, with
it's regular tube stock was wobbly for me (6'4 220lbs) so I went with the
heavy tube upgrade on my NWT.
Once again, the Pocket Sport, NWT, and Crusoe are all the same frame. Just
changes to parts and tubes.
Bike Friday lists 1.75" tires as fitting on any of these bikes. Dunno about
Seriously, give Bike Friday a call. They make the bikes, they know more
about 'em than we do.
Plus, they have folks trained to help you figure this out. And they're great
On Fri, Aug 20, 2010 at 10:12 AM, Brad Raker <bratelygt at gmail.com> wrote:
> Thank you all for your advice, I think I am leaning to the NWT or the
> Crusoe after some of the remarks and comments on the web. I don’t think
> my current family and career obligations will allow me to do much more than
> overnight or weekend touring, so the Crusoe might be viable. Has anyone
> had any weight issues with the Crusoe? I ask because as I said,
> Clydesdale… The Llama could be an option, but I have heard a lot of people
> like the lower bottom bracket of the NWT and Crusoe. Is it that much of a
> difference? I’ll be on the road 90% plus of the time.
> The weight difference between bikes seems like a lot, but the 5 pounds
> difference would be better lifted off my gut than the bike frame I think.
> I might take the right opportunity with either model at this point. Anyone
> have specific issues with the difference in the two? Can you put 50mm
> tires on the Crusoe? Or the NWT? (Big Apples) Will he 1.75 Marathons work
> on either bike?
> So NWT, Crusoe or even Llama? Still pondering and open to each.
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