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01-28-21, 07:56 PM
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Posted By Moisture

mack_turtle so you're telling me I should get a...

mack_turtle so you're telling me I should get a trail bike, but you use a gravel bike with drop bars ? I mean, there's nothing wrong with that, I know it is relatively common to do so.

What about...
01-24-21, 06:10 PM
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Posted By Moisture

Id say Up to $800 CAD, but ill go a bit higher if...

Id say Up to $800 CAD, but ill go a bit higher if necessary.

I would be very hesitant to buy a bike without trying it out first. But it might be a risk worth taking.

I'm located just north of...
01-23-21, 10:54 PM
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Views: 2,348
Posted By Moisture

I understand perfectly well. Judging a frame by...

I understand perfectly well. Judging a frame by the numbers can only help so much. What's left is to try them out and go from there.



I Agree. I never realized frame fit would end up being...
01-23-21, 04:47 PM
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Posted By Moisture

Reach, as I understand, is how far the bottom...

Reach, as I understand, is how far the bottom bracket is from the middle of the head tube.

Using a 32mm stem on a bike with 480mm for the reach makes me feel like i am riding the front of the...
01-22-21, 08:14 PM
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Posted By Moisture

My old zaskar has a 590mm top tube, and 480mm...

My old zaskar has a 590mm top tube, and 480mm reach. I,feel like the top tube is maybe a bit long which is good for singletrack. But I can feel that the reach is way too long for me when I am out of...
01-22-21, 03:24 PM
Replies: 54
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Posted By Moisture

Will you explain... or. I guess there's...

Will you explain... or.

I guess there's nothing to explain. I'll get a picture of me sitting on the bike sometime.
01-22-21, 03:06 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,348
Posted By Moisture

Yes, flat bar, with a very tall 220mm stem: ...

Yes, flat bar, with a very tall 220mm stem:


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It works absolutely...
01-22-21, 02:01 PM
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Views: 2,348
Posted By Moisture

my current bike has a 580 ett and 390mm reach. Im...

my current bike has a 580 ett and 390mm reach. Im using a 40mm stem. I don't feel cramped on it at all. It works perfectly for me with the seat slid almost all the way back.


Well, im somewhere...
01-22-21, 12:16 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,348
Posted By Moisture

I'm about 6ft3. No frame in mind just yet....

I'm about 6ft3.

No frame in mind just yet. The used market is very slow right now.

Looking for a slightly shorter chainstay length at 425mm, slightly longer top tube and reach at 590mm and...
01-22-21, 10:39 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,348
Posted By Moisture

I did... but with my seat set all the way up to...

I did... but with my seat set all the way up to baseline, even if I use a 32mm stem the stack is much too low and the reach/top tube length much too high.

I was using a ridiculous stem riser with...
01-21-21, 06:20 PM
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Posted By Moisture

The long reach makes me feel like a 9 year old...

The long reach makes me feel like a 9 year old riding his first supercycle. Im like leaning way over the front axle and it feels ridiculous. With my road bike,.pedalling out of the saddle my butt is...
01-21-21, 01:11 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,348
Posted By Moisture

I still have my Zaskar laying around in the...

I still have my Zaskar laying around in the garage, which is in the process of finding a new home. The geomtery of this bike is more or less the same as other XL hardtails I've found online - that is...
01-21-21, 10:18 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,348
Posted By Moisture

I did try searching up bike endo first, didn't...

I did try searching up bike endo first, didn't find much.. I understand now.

Well, from the perspective of how poised and balanced I feel on the bike currently, I wouldn't want my setup to be any...
01-21-21, 09:57 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,348
Posted By Moisture

May you please elaborate what you mean by endo...

May you please elaborate what you mean by endo prone?,
01-21-21, 07:44 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,348
Posted By Moisture

Yes I know, the top tube and reach figures tend...

Yes I know, the top tube and reach figures tend to be significantly longer on the trail bikes. But are there any issues with forgoing the norm like I wish to?
01-20-21, 07:12 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,348
Posted By Moisture

Short Top Tube & Reach for Singletrack?

I'm looking to either use my current road bike or buy something else specifically for singletrack use this upcoming spring.

I get good comfort and performance on a road bike with a short...
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