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Old 01-23-24, 07:57 PM
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I just donít see the value of the fork swap to allow a fatter tire to fit onto a bike that was not designed to be a rock-smashing, downhill bombing MTB in the first place. Enjoy your XO as designed, Grant knew what he was doing.
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Originally Posted by Korina
At 5' 4" I'm in the 17 - 18 inch/48cm range. I love my '90s mtbs but the long top tubes cause issues with my short arms.
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17-18 inch MTB sounds big for 5’ 4” - and especially so if you have short arms

( at 5-6+ I typically ride 14 - 17” MTB )
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Old 01-24-24, 07:40 PM
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The Princess is 18"; my first love, and my main ride.



Zoe is 16.5" and admittedly a better fit; she's my offroad ride, except I don't really ride offroad; I take her out sometimes anyway. I really need to get shorter cranks on both.

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Originally Posted by Markeologist
I just donít see the value of the fork swap to allow a fatter tire to fit onto a bike that was not designed to be a rock-smashing, downhill bombing MTB in the first place. Enjoy your XO as designed, Grant knew what he was doing.
that's cool you like your XO-1s as is ! it's ironic to invoke Grant Peterson's name when his entire ideology has been to experiment with bicycles . if you're familiar with his Blahg and writings and time at Bridgestone and Rivendell - he's constantly trying out something new with bike frames / components - he's an avid tweaker of all things bikes. in that same type of thinking - i am considering adapting a 30 year old bike to see if it can do some additional things since i have limited space for multiple bikes - nothing permanent - i can always swap the fork back - it's all in the interest of trying something new
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Originally Posted by brooklyn_bike
that's cool you like your XO-1s as is ! it's ironic to invoke Grant Peterson's name when his entire ideology has been to experiment with bicycles . if you're familiar with his Blahg and writings and time at Bridgestone and Rivendell - he's constantly trying out something new with bike frames / components - he's an avid tweaker of all things bikes. in that same type of thinking - i am considering adapting a 30 year old bike to see if it can do some additional things since i have limited space for multiple bikes - nothing permanent - i can always swap the fork back - it's all in the interest of trying something new
People ask me why I try things that I do and my response is, "I'm curious and because I can."
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