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    Yarra Trails regulars

    Stay off the trails till they dry out. Its pretty common knowledge/ sense. We had a month's worth of rain in one day.
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    VIC Bontrager Kovvee TLR Carbon Wheelset Boost 29er

    still available? 30 mm internal rims? photos? sram or shimano driver? do you like gladiator films?
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    VIC Canfield Nimble 9

    where are you
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    New geometry and consequences for bike fit

    Absolutely agree mate. One thing though- I would like to see ETT and stack height compensated with the steep and slack new geo. My feeling of cramped was mainly the steep seat angle perching me up higher and the massive drop to bars. A setback post helped me get my legs in a better pedaling...
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    New geometry and consequences for bike fit

    got one in purple coming my way. If it doesnt work- I will sell it to you lot and retire
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    Newly Released Bikes General

    I dont think this one is all about me. I have other threads for that!!!!!
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    Newly Released Bikes General

    my wife and home deposit will kill me.
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    Newly Released Bikes General

    I have traded the Ripley in on an Xxl Tallboy. It will have similar geo but is longer all round- stack, ETT, reach. If I’m honest I’m not a fan that everyone has jumped on the slack HA and steep SA without consideration in longer ETT and stack height. The angle changes eat into the fit for...
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    New geometry and consequences for bike fit

    You too. There can’t be too many gentle giants in the community
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    New geometry and consequences for bike fit

    The best possible outcome for me. I have traded in the Ripley for an XXL Santa Cruz Tallboy ( when they are released). I can’t thank Summit Cycles Melbourne enough for sorting me out. Contact them for an XL Ripley at reduced cost with full warranty. Try doing that with an online company!!!!
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    New geometry and consequences for bike fit

    Thanks buddy- you aint giving away your number one pick cause the SCHT was No 2!!!!!!!
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    New geometry and consequences for bike fit

    Have you found something that could work for me too AC?
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    New geometry and consequences for bike fit

    SCHTower has 30mm longer stack and 15mm longer reach but steeper STA and slacker HTA than Ripley which would negate the 1/2 inch longer ETT. New Tallboy 4 will be the same as Ripley. Yeti and Santa Cruz are very similar. I get it for the hard charging chunk riders but what about the 90% of us...
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    New geometry and consequences for bike fit

    I ordered a 9point8 fall line dropper from Canada. Not surprised it arrived 2 days earlier than a guitar pedal from ACT which I ordered at the same time. Anyway, this dropper has a 25mm setback head and from initial carpark ride it feels better. My long legs are in a better position for the...
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    New geometry and consequences for bike fit

    It seems the only XXL 29er XC trail bikes around are Santa Cruz or a Rocky Mountain Element XC race whippet (which I just sold....... what a flog). The new XXL SC Tallboy 4 is coming out with identical geo to the Ripley with only a 10-15mm difference in length (ETT/reach/seat tube). The current...
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