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Discussion in 'Sports, Hobbies & Interests' started by Gunshot-6A, Aug 10, 2016.

  1. Sep 13, 2020 at 5:31 PM
    ericmtnbkr

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    Little bit of everything in this photo
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  2. Sep 13, 2020 at 6:06 PM
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    Last weeks trip out west. Didn’t get in as much riding as I would have liked but still had a blast.

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  3. Sep 13, 2020 at 6:17 PM
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    Velodrome workouts were so hard...props to her
     
  4. Sep 13, 2020 at 7:30 PM
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    I'm somewhere between 5' 9.5" and 5' 10", depending on the day.
     
  5. Sep 13, 2020 at 7:41 PM
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  6. Sep 14, 2020 at 6:51 AM
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    Saturday morning ride

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  7. Sep 14, 2020 at 7:32 AM
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    Where is this at?

    Yeah same for me. Did you ride a L ever? Have you ridden other modern geo bikes and what do you usually do for size? After the PB comments of the bike feeling long on climbs (for 5'10" tester) it really got me to thinking the M would be the way to go.
     
  8. Sep 14, 2020 at 8:12 AM
    IDtrucks

    IDtrucks Unhinged and Fluid

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    JVC Deck, 10" sub mountd in rear seat cubby, 2 LED off road lights mounted in grille, amber raptor style grille lights, LED rock lights, square led bed light, custom made fuse block tray, 12 blade Blue Sea fuse block, 100a marine circuit breaker, black plasti dipped full grille, tinted tail lights + third, Uniden 520 with 4' firestik, Bilstein 5100s with 620lb Eibach coils, Diff drop, Chevy 63 leaf swap, TG creeper joints, 14" triangulated biletein 5125s, 8" extended steel braided brake line, TG Rock Sliders, CBI Moab 1.0 front bumper, custom fabbed bed rack, full TRD E-Locker axle swap and matching re-gear with custom stand alone wiring circuit, 29 spline pinion flange from an 06 wishbone runner, tubbed for 35x12.5" general grabbers on Ultra type 181 wheels, crush sleeve eliminator, Mini ARB compressor, front ARB locker, garage fab aluminum front skid plate, custom built high clearence rear bumper, removable mothafuckin doors
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    ya, an auto 2.7 from 96 on 35s doesen't like those 10% grades very much


    haven't ridden single track down hill in close to 2 months, and did a lithium lap on Saturday on the pass...holy hell my hands were so sore, felt like such a puss.
     
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  9. Sep 14, 2020 at 8:13 AM
    paleh0rse

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    Most of my frames are size medium, but I did just ride a size Large Ibis Mojo3 for four years. (Sold the Ibis to buy the Spur)

    The Reach and Wheelbase numbers on the medium Spur directly compared with most of the size Large bikes that Pinkbike tested in their recent shootout, so I really don't understand why Mike Levy thought the size Large Spur was the right choice for comparison. I think both sizes would work well in different situations, but the medium felt like the right choice for me because it's also nimble in the climbs. Levy complained about the wheelbase of the Large being a bit too long in his climbing tests, but I don't get that sensation at all with my medium. It climbs like a damn billy goat through all the techy stuff -- especially compared to my Ibis, which was never an ideal climber IMO.

    At 5' 10", Rich Drew made a review video of a medium Spur that he posted here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?reload=9&v=Z82QRCKeGD4&ab_channel=RichDrew

    At the end of the video, he said that he would try to test a size Large later and compare the two. He hasn't posted that comparison yet, but seeing him completely shred on the medium was enough to convince me that it would work just fine for the type of riding I do -- and it has done exactly that.

    That said, if someone is already used to really long bikes, or spends most of their life skipping the climbs and heading downhill, the large may be the better choice. Possibly? I really don't know.
     
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  10. Sep 14, 2020 at 8:37 AM
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    FIFY.
    Its a downcountry bike. To me that doesn't mean a downhill oriented bike thats just shorter on travel. Its a beefed up modern geo short travel (dare say XC :eek:) bike thats kicks ass on the downhill, and can still climb effectively.
     
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  11. Sep 14, 2020 at 9:08 AM
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    On my Specialized Stumpjumper I had the RaceFace oval on it. Also went from a 28 round to a 32 oval. Major improvement in the climbing department. The new Yeti climbs so good that I haven't got one for it yet, but thinking I would get an Absolute Black and see what the difference is on a bike that climbs well already.
     
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  12. Sep 14, 2020 at 9:10 AM
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    I'm sure I'll be quite comfy on a M Spur....the geometry fit numbers and wheelbase are nearly identical to my M Scout. I came off a Pivot Mach 5.7 in M which was for sure too small...old school fit with really short reach. So the Scout was a "big" bike when I bought it. I am curious to ride a bigger bike though, because I won't pretend to know I just happened to land on the perfect bike geo this last time.
     
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  13. Sep 14, 2020 at 10:58 AM
    Harry P. Ness

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    been spending most of my time on the road bike these days. kind of digging the change of pace for now. CFBCCADC-3F02-416F-9C30-358A57832729_1_201_a.jpg 30C6CD8A-6EDB-4012-A8A2-C368231C1DEB_1_201_a.jpg 3CEA61CC-F29A-4AA7-8924-EF211A9F0459_1_201_a.jpg 47334E2B-2526-4A16-AE98-CD609D12090A.jpg
     
  14. Sep 14, 2020 at 11:00 AM
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    You take it off any sweet jumps?
     
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  15. Sep 14, 2020 at 11:03 AM
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    heck yeah, im still a mountain biker at heart.
     
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  16. Sep 14, 2020 at 11:26 AM
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    No rides for me but a successful dual b-day party for my kiddos this weekend.

    Thanks again to @Gunshot-6A for his part in making my little bro’s handmedown Strider new to him.

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  17. Sep 14, 2020 at 11:28 AM
    Gunshot-6A

    Gunshot-6A [OP] Not a Fed

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    Love it! That came out better than I had even imagined.
     
  18. Sep 14, 2020 at 11:30 AM
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    I would throw that on the back of the Taco on top of the cover just for looks. Thats the best looking Strider i have ever seen. You may start a new post with that one to see who can out do who
     
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  19. Sep 14, 2020 at 11:38 AM
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    haha, i like the shortboy sticker.

    Looks great, I do have a question because I'm unfamiliar with striders. Do the kids stand on the swing arm where it's flat when riding down hills and such?
    All I've ever saw kids do is pick their legs up and let them dangle.
     
  20. Sep 14, 2020 at 11:38 AM
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    This is sick! I've started researching these for my daughter and I'm totally gonna have to follow suit on the paint job. My wife will probably insist on it being a pivot.
     
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