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Old 04-08-18, 09:32 AM
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Diamondback lux 3 for a short dude?

Greetings.
I am an intermediate mountian biker, an adult dude and really short; (5' 3.75")!
I just sold my dinky 29er xc bike as it needed fork bushings and tires and.... I want to try 27.5 as throwing around big wheels is hard for short folks.
looking at a diamondback line or lux

The line looks beefy and affordable,
but the lux is way better spece'd and if I put a different seat on it I am cool with riding a girl bike. Do you think I would destroy it if I am hitting small table tops and doing small drops (under 4'). I am 40 years old in really really good shape, but I will never ride A line or anything that crazy but the seatstays look tiny to me. I know it's boost spaced does that help?
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Old 04-08-18, 10:29 PM
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It should hold up better than your current XC hardtail. Being a "girls" frame won't change the fact that it is a beefier trail bike made for that kind of stuff.
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My wife has the same bike (but doesnt use it much). I've had two other guys who wanted to get into mtbing & are her size use the bike. It fit them very well and was enjoyed. If it fits, I say go for it!
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Old 04-30-18, 08:39 AM
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I ended up buying it, and,,,,

What a great ride! it fit's me well and I can really whip it around. I am slowly changing things to my liking, pedals were first of course. Jury is still out on the seat, :O
The only other thing so far is I am going to have to change the rear axle. If you ride hard it is not the best solution as it works it's way out. My L.B.S assured me the rockshox maxle I ordered will be immune from the problem as it latches differently.
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Old 04-30-18, 01:19 PM
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What kind of pedals did you end up with? I am on the fence between some Race Face and Crank Brothers flat pedals for my Aspect 970
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Old 05-06-18, 06:33 PM
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Originally Posted by RubenAlonzo View Post
What kind of pedals did you end up with? I am on the fence between some Race Face and Crank Brothers flat pedals for my Aspect 970

I have face Chesters, which is my go to pedal as I have small feet.... They are pefperf if you are in the under size 8 club...I have no idea how they would work for bigger folks.
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Thanks getspinchflats, im a wee on the small size at 8.5 sized shoe
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