Just going for it, but I do already have a large 29er
What size Solaris?
Did you win the eBay frame Timc?
Yes I did
Nice one, put some photos up when you get it built.
I'm going for a medium, just need to a few bits sold.
@TheDon - rode my L yesterday.
It's long (as predicted), but comfortable. Running a 50mm stem and seat needs to come forward on the rails a little, but otherwise was good. Main issue I had was the standover - it's noticeably higher than the Brodie it's replacing. I feel I'm at the bottom end of the size spectrum for this frame.
Could I run a medium? Yes, but I'd be running a longer stem. I think I'd be clouting my knees on the shifters while out of the saddle.
I'll upload some shots when I get them off my camera.
For the record, I wear 32/32 jeans and am a gnat's whisker under 6ft.
It's great fun fun though. Very pleasantly surprised.
I still haven't demoed one yet but I decided on a medium after having a quick go on an 18" Boardman Pro 29er today. It had a 610mm ETT (6mm more than the medium Solaris) with a 70mm stem and 700mm flat bars. The length was spot on (could probably run a shorter stem and be comfortable too) but at max pedal height I had roughly 5 inches of seatpost showing, so a 19" would be out of the question.
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