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Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Atlanta, GA
Bikes: A blue one and a black one.
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Wheel base question
Hey folks. So i have decided to start a new build. I am going to try to build myself a full suspension all mountain type ride. It maybe more stunty or it maybe more xc oriented. I am not sure yet. All i know for certain is that i am [U]very[U] interested in a specialized enduro. I also plan to buy my frame used and go from there. I think that maybe irrelevant. Anyways, I have never owned a full suspension and am not exactly sure what the most precise fit would be. i currently ride an 18 inch stumpjumper hardtail. The two sizes of enduros i am torn between is the large and the medium. I've riden both and they both feel good. I even had the opportunity to ride the medium off-road and on some of my favorite trails for about 5 hours this past spring. The large has a wheel base of 1156mm and the medium is 1129. They are both a considerable amount wider than my current ride. However, the medium has a shorter stand over than my current ride and the large is just about identical (3mm taller). So i figured i would put a layback seatpost and a 110mm stem on the bike if i bought the medium or put a standard seatpost and a 90mm or less stem. I know you guys are going to say whatever feels good, but might you add any other advice, suggestions, input. Thanks a lot for the time you've took to read this ridiculous post. Happy trails!
P.S. I am 5'11" with a 30 or 31 inch inseam i think...
Last edited by Terrapin Ben; 07-17-07 at 10:01 PM.
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