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  • Picto
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    Yes one size fits all much like a Jones. Quite a distinctive ride so worth trying one I would suggest.

    Picto
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    Worth trying if you are considering one i meant.

    Premier Icon molgrips
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    Looking for mile munching more than technical aggressive trail stuff. Could visit them, not too far from my parents.

    Premier Icon Clink
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    Loads of info here:
    Stooge thread

    Premier Icon molgrips
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    Anyone? One size fits all, seriously?

    Following on from my Orange 5 sale thread, looking at 29er frames.

    tazzymtb
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    I’ve got one of the limited ss only beasts, you’re welcome to borrow it for a day or two as a demo ride mol

    Kbrembo
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    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?

    tazzymtb
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    110 stem? On a stooge? Woooooooah thats mental shorty stem widey bars with big sweep maan none of this xc mincer stuff

    Premier Icon molgrips
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    I’m in Cardiff, aren’t you in Scotland tazzy?

    ska-49
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    I love mine. Only bike I’ve used since I’ve built it up.
    I’ve enjoyed messing about in the woods but also some longer rides.
    Fits me fine- 173cm with 50mm stem and 740mm bars.

    tazzymtb
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    based in the midlands

    Premier Icon molgrips
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    Where? How tall are you?

    Premier Icon eddie11
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    i think its one size fits most rather than one size fits all. more a tactic to keep costs down for a small business starting up rather than a design philosophy.

    Premier Icon molgrips
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    I’m pretty averagely sized.

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    I’m 5’11” + a bit. Fits like a glove, (I’m normally 18″ bike sized). Rides great. Like Krembo, my go to bike.
    I’m in Pembrokeshire if you ever make it out this far west, you’re welcome to have a play.

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    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.

    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.

    http://bearbonesbikepacking.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/stooge-so-lets-take-ride-and-see-whats.html

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    I’ve ridden @cheezpleez’s Stooge, I’m a little shorter (172cm) than he is, I found the fit good on his set up and am contemplating a buy. Fit is not an issue for me.

    spectabilis
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    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.
    Singlespeed.

    I’m in the Midlands nr Straford on Avon if that’s any good and you would like to check it out.

    bonesetter
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    6’2″

    90 stem

    Lay back post

    Salsa Bend 23° bars

    🙂

    Mr Stooge does mention size limits though

    jonestown
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    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 🙁

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    @still_s8tannorm: that is an excellent review. Good writing, and good description. I shall keep my eye on that blog.

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    Well I’m buying one.

    brianp
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    Did anybody write down the stack and reach numbers? Couple of people requested them, including me, but now I cannot find the post with them listed.

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    Looks like about 410mm reach, 625mm stack.

    Feels completely bang on whatever they are.

    Premier Icon Clink
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    Feels completely bang on whatever they are.

    Have you ridden one yet?

    Premier Icon brant
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    Have you ridden one yet?

    Yeah.

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    brant, given your experience as a reviewer in the day/designer and so on, what is it about the stooge that makes it so good? So good that you bought one?

    core
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    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!

    Premier Icon vondally
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    I agree with core….fine endorsement indeed but some details please…..

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    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.

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    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 sense

    tazzymtb
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    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 🙂

    core
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    Hmmmmm, damn my unfinished Scandal build, first foray into 29ers, we’re gonna have to see how it goes, so tempted to pop up to Oswestry for a nose at a stooge………..

    If it wasn’t for this bloody rally car…..

    Kbrembo
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    Great Endorsement!

    brant – Member

    Well I’m buying one.

    Its just an awesome bike…Big epics or fun trails!

    It’s also very photogenic!


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    I just hope Andy’s ok and the hospital sort him out without any trimming required.

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    I just hope Andy’s ok and the hospital sort him out without any trimming required.

    Needs pictures..

    bonesetter
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    brant – Member
    I just hope Andy’s ok and the hospital sort him out without any trimming required.

    Verify or dispel

    thedude
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    It says in the other thread the reach is 427mm.

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    It says in the other thread the reach is 427mm.

    Ah – yes – it could be that if the BB was rotated into the back position I’d have thought.

    My measurements were taken from BB centre.

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