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    Banned. Mr. Beanz's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by vkalia View Post
    - re-read my last post.
    Re-read? Heck, if you had re-red my posts, you would have realized just about everything you said was re-quoting my statements othe than throwing in the "just determined by standover" statement that I never made. You started an argument that wasn't there, but you don't care to argue the point?


    Quote Originally Posted by vkalia View Post
    If you have anything to discuss re the specific content, by all means. Otherwise, I have no desire to debate who has "won" this argument. You have, happy? The medal ceremony will be later
    Actually, it wasn't an argument,. I was asking for a link to some of the statements/facts and/or data to riders prefering negative standover so that I could further my general knowledge in the sizing dept. Everytime I do a search I come up with the same theory, so I would like to see what you are talking about, maybe it would make sense after reading the comments made by other riders that you have mentioned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wheeldeal View Post
    How to stop at a red light properly? This is what I do: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X975EVV3Egg

    PS - if your mountain bike gives you 0 standover clearance, there's a 99% chance it's too big for you. Most mountain bikes have a sloping top tube. Why didn't get go with the 15" bike with a longer stem and/or a setback seatpost? Are you a young teenager who's still growing?

    I am actually really interested to see a picture of you on the bike. It's actually pretty damn dangerous if you do any dirt riding. In emergency situations where you have to put a foot down, you'll be very sorry.
    My bike has a strange top tube, maybe that's why?



    LBS worker told me "new generation bikes" such as this Hardrock don't require clearance or standover. I will be visiting the store this week to exchange/return.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reach View Post
    My bike has a strange top tube, maybe that's why?



    LBS worker told me "new generation bikes" such as this Hardrock don't require clearance or standover. I will be visiting the store this week to exchange/return.

    No standover clearance ona sloping toptube?

    The first two videos found through a search on youtube:

    Show them to the shop worker, one female, one male, no sexual discrimination here!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0feKc5uyT0
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h14k1-0MW9g

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reach View Post
    My bike has a strange top tube, maybe that's why?



    LBS worker told me "new generation bikes" such as this Hardrock don't require clearance or standover. I will be visiting the store this week to exchange/return.
    Good job b/c your LBS worker is a ****** that wanted to move stock. Some guy tried to sell a bike like that to my wife (no standover, not a cute specialized) telling her the same crap and without knowing anything about cycling or before I could pipe in she called him on it. Why would bike companies make bikes people could not stand over properly given the choice to not do so?

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