Been riding for about two seasons now, and really starting to get a feel for the type of riding I want to do. There’s nothing wrong with my current bike, it’s had a few upgrades and absolutely does the job; but I hopped on @IanM_MTB’s Middlechild and quite like it, despite it being two sizes too big for me.
So I’m looking for anyone with a Small frame in a rowdy, playful bike like the RSD Middlechild, Chromag Samurai / Wideangle, Marin SQ, etc. Slack head tube, short chainstays, and able to run 27.5"+ tires (29" feels like it would be a bit much at my size). These brands are my front-runners, but if you have a playful hardtail that loves catching air as much as cruising over janky trail, I’d love to hear about it.
Just hoping for the opportunity to throw a leg over something more suitably sized before I click “buy”.