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Lurcher vs Parkwood

Lurcher vs Parkwood

It's not long since 29er wheels first came around as pure cross country equipment, but even in that short amount of time their potential for all sorts of other riding has been realised. The On-One Lurcher and Parkwood are a great example of this. Two mountain bikes both with 29" wheels, but designed for wildly different riding. Here we put the Lurcher and Parkwood head-to-head to highlight the benefits of both.

On-One Lurcher Sram X5

The Lurcher is the carbon fibre version of an On-One classic: the Scandal 29er. The aluminium Scandal is now discontinued, but the Lurcher continues on the legacy of a fast mountain bike with geometry designed for fast, sharp handling. The front end is kept low over the 100mm forks for a lower, racier position with a stiff carbon fibre layup for responsive steering. The carbon in the rear is designed to provide natural flex to take the sting out of harsh terrain and let you really push out the speed without bumps and drops ruining your flow.

  • Carbon fibre frame: Light weight. Tuned stiffness for pedalling efficiency, responsive steerering and a comfortable ride.
  • Aggressive geometry: A shorter head tube and longer seat tube means a lower, faster rider position. Shorter chain stays and steeper head tube and seat tube angles means sharp, precise steering.
  • 100mm front suspension: Lighter and more efficient at the expense of capabilities in really tough terrain
  • SRAM X5 Components
  • On-One Reet'ard Wheelset

Parkwood

With the departure of the Scandal, everyone was calling out for a new On-One alloy 29er. It was the Titus Fireline Evo that provided the inspiration this time, and the Parkwood was the result. It's named after Parkwood Springs, the Sheffield trail centre that provided the testing ground for early prototypes. Parkwood Springs typifies the kind of riding that this bike is about: fluid, fun, relaxed. It's got berms, jumps, lips, rock gardens and pump sections packed into a tight city centre circuit. The Parkwood takes it all in its stride and puts a massive grin on your face as it does it.

  • Aluminium Frame: Light and responsive. More durable than carbon fibre at a slight weight penalty.
  • Trail geometry: A longer wheelbase with a higher, slacker front end. More stable and easier to throw around on trickier terrain.
  • 120mm front suspension & dropper seatpost: Longer forks are better in bumpy, technical terrain. Dropper seatposts make fast descending even easier.
  • Shimano Deore components
  • Shimano Deore WH-MT35 Wheelset

1 August 2014

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