The full build comes in at over 30 pounds. The fork alone weights over 5 (maybe over 7) pounds by my estimates. The rim is 30mm wide. Ignoring the rim, I do not think a 3inch tire will fit on this bike. 2.6 is the max I consider safe, 2.8 might fit. While the fork can definitely take plus tires, the chainstays are a bit tight. I'll get better numbers regarding tire fitment.@1813254617.th
How is the Thunder working out for you? I'm still intrigued by it and it may suit what I'd like to start doing, more adventure type biking with long days in the saddle. I think it's kind of funny that they say max tire size is 2.95 - that's very specific, wonder what rim width they are talking about. I assume the full build comes in around 30 pounds? Any further impression or feedback about it in general?
I'm not surprised but a little disappointed that the frame is so stiff. My Doppler was the same way, not uncomfortable but beefy and not particularly compliant. Still seems like a helluva bike for a great price though.Here is my Breezer thunder with 2.5inch Teravail Ehline skinwall tires. The lusciously lustrous paint has already suffered quite a few scuffs. The soft and supple tires are a must since the Thunder is so darn stiff (really good for hauling loads, though).
The Thunder is still by no means a lightweight bike, but the lighter tires make it feel much more agile. It feels like a completely different bike.
I'm liking the bike and tires so far. Expect a review post once the trails thaw!
These photos are a bit overexposed. The bike is much darker.
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Not yet due to budgetary constraints. Not an issue because the Teravail tires are soft and grippy, and the Breezer Thunder is really stable. It can handle trails even with some cargo in the rear. Single-track is one place where the Breezer isn't as good, probably due to my lack of skill.
These steel frames can eat aluminium alloy frames for breakfast. They're stiffer and much more durable. After riding the Breezer, all of the alloy frames in my circle feel like noodles, and I'm a lightweight. If you have the habit of stripping isis spline BBs or cracking BB shells, the Breezer Thunder will simply laugh at you.I'm not surprised but a little disappointed that the frame is so stiff. My Doppler was the same way, not uncomfortable but beefy and not particularly compliant. Still seems like a helluva bike for a great price though.
I am 177cm and ride a 17". It depends on your proportions but a 19" inch frame is most likely too large for you, especially if you like to ride upright.@1813254617.th where I am in Germany there is only one piece that is 19" (47 cm), I am 171 cm and have a scott that is 48 cm and fits me well. The shop advised that 19" could be too big, what do you think? I like it a lot and nowadays stock is very low. The problem is that even for this piece I have to pay a fee to just bring it to shop to even try it, that is why I am trying to consult with people who has it. If 19" is a big frame, any modifications in your opinion I can do? I mainly like riding upright in comfortable position and do not care much about speed. Thanks.