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Old 10-25-09, 12:51 AM
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What do you think about SE Stout 29er?

Bikes direct has the new model in Red for $400. I'm thinking about getting it with some Avid BB7's. Eventually I'd get a new (suspension) fork. Any thoughts?

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Old 10-25-09, 01:08 AM
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Well I've heard good things about the aluminum version of the stout, and now it's CrMo so it might even be better. Seems like a good deal for $400.
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Old 10-25-09, 06:40 AM
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My first thought is that you take much more appealing photos than BD.com. I like that green model you show.

The price seems really good.
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Question on frame size for the Stout: I'm 6-2, pants inseam is 32-33 and ride a 59cm Bianchi road bike, a Clockwork 61 (toptube is 57), a 21" Iron Horse hardtail...so thinking 19" size on the Stout? I prefer the longer top tube bikes (like GT) if it matters. Thanks
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Old 12-05-09, 10:12 AM
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I'm looking into getting the same bike...but are you sure that's the new model? I'm looking at the '09 and '10 product books and neither look like that. The tubing is different, the rear triangle is different and graphics...and tires. But none of that really matters. I actually work for an SE dealer, we've never brought any in but there's a fairly new trail system pretty close to us that I think the Stout would do really really well at. I also plan to get some discs, BB7's most likely, and make it a 1x9 set up...or 1x10 perhaps? Not sure about that. And I know it's been awhile since this thread was started, did you get it? What do you think of it?
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Old 12-05-09, 10:46 AM
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Hi Jonny, I recently got a chance to see one in person and decided not to get one. Decent bike for sure,fit and finish seemed ok although some of the welds look sloppy (not a big deal IMO) but by the time some upgrades are done (brakes, cassette, shifter for 1x8-9) and probably a suspension fork, the cost does not really make sense. If I never rode the steep trails, I would ride it as is but would install disc brakes. Right now I'm leaning towards the Diamondback Overdrive or possible the BD Windsor Cliff for my first entry into 29er. That said, I took a ride on a club member's fully, a GT Marathon..holy crap that thing climbed like a mountain goat and was comfy as heck...humm, leaving 26ers would be difficult, especially in the technical stuff where they excel.
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Old 12-06-09, 04:33 AM
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How much do you weigh?

The stout is a nice bike for the price, but keep in mind the wheelset isn't great... neither is the chainring.

I've seen bent chainrings and wheels on the SE Stout. (pretty sure the green bike pictured is from 2008).

I would wait until the 2010 CroMo version is available for purchase... The CroMo frame has a loop tail, and comes stock with Small Block 8's.

A much better deal IMHO.

Better yet... the 2010 Kona Unit looks really nice... SB8's and BB7 disc brakes.
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Old 12-07-09, 08:14 AM
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Sorry for hijacking mijome's thread. BS, to answer your question I'm at about 210, on my way downt to 185 or 180 for the spring. This won't be my everyday mountain bike, still got the Fisher and the Fuji for that. This will be for sloppier conditions and tooling around on. I'm not worried about the wheels, they'll be gone soon after the bike comes in. The chainring, that will be considered but not priority. The wheels will be upgraded for disc brakes and a 9 speed cassette. I do like the Kona Unit but sort of have to ride what I sell and a full rigid 29er sounds pretty fun, especially for the Allegrippis Trails.
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