My Stooge is now my go-to bike and I love it.
Riding it Singlespeed for now.
Supreme fun and uber comfy, I have done loads of short fun “trail” riding and some big long moster rides 100 Mile+.
I like it that much that I sold my El-Mariachi
I’m 6ft and running a 110mm stem with about 20mm spacers.Magic Mary Bars.
My mate is around 5 ft9 and he borrowed mine a few times and has also ordered one!
I guess there would be limitations but with a long/short stem/saddle placement etc..there is plent room to play around with.
Where you based?Posted 3 years agoCheezpleezSubscriber
I’m 5ft 9. Mine fits great with a 60mm stem, 760mm bars and inline post. Reckon I could drop 10-20mm on the stem and may experiment but I’m in no hurry. It’s a great bike – uber-capable and super-comfy. Not done a huge ride on it yet but I can’t see any reason not to.Posted 3 years agostill s8tannormMember
5’7″ with what could be described as long legs / short body. Running mine with a 50mm stem, in-line post and 680mm bars. These were my thoughts are 4 back to back days.
Posted 3 years agospectabilisMember
I’m 5’11 average sort of reach I guess.
Running a 50mm stem on top of 40mm spacers with 740mm low rise bars. I use a straight post with the saddle pushed back.
I’m in the Midlands nr Straford on Avon if that’s any good and you would like to check it out.
Posted 3 years agojonestownMember
might as well get involved 🙂
It’s not a ‘one size fits all’, more available only in one size. BUT due to the taller than normal headtube and lower than normal toptube(s) it lend itself to growing and shrinking really easily. I’m a gnat’s chuff sort of 6′ and i designed it to fit me. I run a 60mm stem and a straight post at the moment, though i prefer i with a setback.
A lot of modern bikes now have virtual sizing, so the 18″ seat-tube is a little misleading. The actual size is about the same as a Large Santa Cruz. One of my friends is 5’7, he runs a 5mm spacer, 50mm stem and he flings it around like its a BMX. so anywhere between 5’7 and 6’2 and you’ll be fine. If you fit outside that window then i’m really sorry 🙁Posted 3 years agocoreMember
I’m not in the market at the moment, but just can’t stop looking at the stooge, maybe one of a future batch will be mine………. or a genesis longitude, hmmmmm
^^^ A fine endorsement above from Brant, fair play. I remember the first stooge thread, which had a slight air of scepticism from some quarters, it’s nice to see how things have panned out and how much praise it’s getting!Posted 3 years ago
For me, it’s lots of things.
I think what Andy’s done is great. It’s a brilliantly different, very specific bike – I mean, two colours and one size – that’s specific! It’s designed as a frame and a fork (and BB) to work as a unit. So in terms of the culture, the ethos, I just like it for that reason alone. I like what he’s doing. And it’s nice to have things from nice people around you if you can.
And then the ride is great. It does that “rides lighter than it is” thing really well. It’s very balanced on steeper climbs, and still has dexterity and flow… There’s a little chicaney technical wiggle in one of the downhills I did today, and it just made me giggle through there. Snakehips. Felt great.
I stuck it down a super silly slippy gully slope and it was great. Took care of me well. And this was Andy’s bike. With minimal tweaks to brake lever and bar position, first ride out. Tyres were probably a touch hard for me too so even more to play with.
Hope that helps.Posted 3 years ago
best review of a bike I have read in a while, cheers totally understandable, descriptive and high praise.
Yes helps ……the confusion of what I will get next, pretty much settled on something else, lighter and carbon with a second option second hand frame but as Core said keep getting drawn back to the stooge, for looks, ethos and generally high praise of the riders/owners
Perhaps the new tag line for the stooge
it just made me giggle through there
off to ponder….
ps was it a springy steel ride? Does that make sensePosted 3 years ago
The stooge is definitely not “springy” it’s stiffer than a corpse on viagra, but awsomez
oooo, interesting tazzy tip for those setting up their stooge and not sure about the handlebar thing. Some dont like the altbar backsweep for aggro riding but find that the front is a bit more harsh with a “standard” bar. Have look at Trials bars like rockman and echo etc.. as they are between 720-740, come with a flat to mid rise and up to 15 degree backsweep (depending on bar) and for me have got to the magic sweet spot of hooligan with just enough back sweep so all the positives without the niggles of odd bars etc..
just a little note from a geeky bike nerd 🙂Posted 3 years ago
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