Any short arses ride a 29er?

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  • Premier Icon ahwiles
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    good point, well put.

    avdave2
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    It’s the angle of the dangle that matters. Some 29er’s like the Trance have loads of standover height,it’s lower than the 26″ anthem according to the web site.

    luketracey
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    LOLs at 5’8/9/10 people who ride MEDIUM frames calling themselves short!

    Premier Icon iainc
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    avdave2 – yes, but only when measuring standover at a point directly beneath the nose of the saddle. I can straddle a Solaris fine there, similar to Soul, but if I slide forward towards the stem, which is where i often stumble in my inpetitude dabbing on rocky stuff, the Solaris is 2 inches higher than the Soul, even with 20mm shorter fork.

    Premier Icon mattjg
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    Ian, tried a dropper post? Might help if not (then no need to be forward of the saddle, which really isn’t where you want to be anyway).

    GaryLake
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    Luke: given conventional wisdom seems to indicate that 29ers are for 6 footers or above, I think it’s valid…

    Premier Icon iainc
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    mattjg – what I mean is that riding them is fine, but when I’m scrambling around a scottish mountainside, with lots of on, off, stop, start etc, the crotch clearance when not actually riding is a problem for me. As I said earlier though, horses for courses. If I was riding different terrain I’d have gone for the Solaris – more compliant, better distance covering, soaks up some of the stuff better.

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