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Which bike? which size? ...need a little advice., Need a Dirt/Street/Trail option. Shred? Stuff? (182cm,70kg,long limbs)
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post Feb 1 2011, 09:38 AM
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Hi all,

Looking to buy.

1st, my situation & conditions:

- I love single trail and would like to have the same bike to play around with in the city.
- Under 1000 euro
- Will take the occasional medium height drops on trail or street (under a metre). Not nessesarily suited to 'Jumps'.
- Comfortable enough that I can take the the 4km ride on the flat to the trail, and perhaps the occasional 10km without gettinga sore ass/back.
- Fun for minor playing about in the a park. (Entry level).

The Dirt/trail option from Kona appears to cater for these needs. Meaning with the Stuff or the Shred.
The price difference between the two seems fairly irrelevent, with the Shred appearing on Ebay more often if I decided to go secondhand.

Questions:
Am I going to notice the difference between the Shred and the Stuff? , any component differences that really matter?
What size frame would suit me better? (I'm 182cm, light/medium build with fairly long legs)

Any insights would be greatly appreciated.
Cheers folks
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post Feb 1 2011, 04:11 PM
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Have you thought about a Five-O or a Steely? That seems like more of the idea as there are more trails and singletrack in your diet than pure dirt jumping.

For size I'd put you on one of the larger sizes. 16"-17" on a Stuff or 18"-20" on the 130mm bikes, fit really depends you you trying one out.


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post Feb 1 2011, 07:02 PM
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Forgot to mention there is a hill I need to climb to ride trails smile.gif
I see your point with the Five-0 or Steely, as they look more suited to some uphills & trails.
They seem a bit weighty though.. but I guess thats the trade off for having a bike that can handle some urban riding is it?

Frankly I have not much idea why I'd get a steel frame. Heavier but with more flex huh?

Thanks a heap for the size reccomendations. I take it only the five-0 and the steely are 130mm?
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post Feb 1 2011, 09:07 PM
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The weight may be tough to get up hills but the jumping biased geometry will be much worse. The steel bike has just a different ride quality too so some people just like that more than alloy at the expense of another pound or two that you carry along.

Those are the only two 130mm hardtails.


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post Feb 8 2011, 03:10 PM
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OK. After a bit of a look around, I'm keen to try out a Five-0... only I can't find a local dealer.. only online order.

Like you say.. either an 18 or a 20 inch.
Would it help if I had my in-seam leg length or is it something more personal once I'm on the bike you think?
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post Feb 8 2011, 04:59 PM
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Sure throw me your inseam. Put your riding shoes on, heels together and put a book between your legs as high as comfortable. Measure from the spine of the book to the floor.


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post Feb 8 2011, 09:32 PM
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Between 90 & 91cm.
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post Feb 8 2011, 10:34 PM
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18" sounds right then. The 20" will have you rubbing right on the top tube.


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post Feb 9 2011, 09:51 AM
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Cool. Will stick it on order.
Thanks for your assistance Tech. Much appreciated
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