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Old 06-28-10, 10:45 AM   #26
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- 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?


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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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Old 06-28-10, 03:40 PM   #27
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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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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
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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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