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    Looking for a bike...

    ...For a Friend.

    • Large Frame
    • Full Suspension
    • Under $2000 budget
    • Looking to Ride Lake Georgetown and Walnut


    He's not picky, what do you got?
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    New or Used one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by redrider3141 View Post
    ...For a Friend.

    • Large Frame
    • Full Suspension
    • Under $2000 budget
    • Looking to Ride Lake Georgetown and Walnut


    He's not picky, what do you got?
    2012 Scott Comp Aluminum Full Suspension 29". It's an XL but fits like a Large. (I ride L on my other bikes.)

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    Well that was easy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by robingrantham11 View Post
    New or Used one?
    At that price, I assume used, but he wouldn't turn down new!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cruzer View Post
    2012 Scott Comp Aluminum Full Suspension 29". It's an XL but fits like a Large. (I ride L on my other bikes.)
    I'm not sure I'm familiar with that model, is it similar to the Scott Spark?
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    It is a Scott Spark Comp 29.

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    How about a diamondback catch 2 or release 2 can be found for that new. Hard to beat components and price

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    Quote Originally Posted by Morris View Post
    How about a diamondback catch 2 or release 2 can be found for that new. Hard to beat components and price
    Those are worth looking into, I was actually looking at the Mission 1, pretty good deal: Diamondback Mission 1.0 Bike 2017 | Jenson USA
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    Quote Originally Posted by redrider3141 View Post
    Those are worth looking into, I was actually looking at the Mission 1, pretty good deal: Diamondback Mission 1.0 Bike 2017 | Jenson USA
    That's a lot of bike for the $. Plus, it's made of weapons-grade aluminum!

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    Quote Originally Posted by redrider3141 View Post
    Those are worth looking into, I was actually looking at the Mission 1, pretty good deal: Diamondback Mission 1.0 Bike 2017 | Jenson USA
    IMHO, thats a lot of bike for lake georgetown and walnut.

    Know we were just talking about fezzari, bu this is actually a decent deal and can be had with either 29 or 27+.
    https://www.fezzari.com/mountain-bikes/abajo-peak
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    Quote Originally Posted by ATXZJ View Post
    IMHO, thats a lot of bike for lake georgetown and walnut.

    Know we were just talking about fezzari, bu this is actually a decent deal and can be had with either 29 or 27+.
    https://www.fezzari.com/mountain-bikes/abajo-peak
    I don't disagree that the Mission is overkill for those trails but what makes the Fezzari much different? On paper I'm seeing 10mm less travel int he front and 20mm in the rear. (real question).
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    Quote Originally Posted by redrider3141 View Post
    Those are worth looking into, I was actually looking at the Mission 1, pretty good deal: Diamondback Mission 1.0 Bike 2017 | Jenson USA
    Yikes. 17.8" chainstays. It would be quite a chore to get the front end up, especially in an oh shit! situation. Sure, it's very stable, I'm sure. Just not ideal for an all-rounder bike.

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    OMG! Lift and pedal crank? At the same time? WTF? Nothing wrong with some technique builder.

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    Y'all lost me but I'm intrigued. I ain't exactly riding a state of the art machine and I didn't buy my bike based on geometry but I'm hearing measurements being thrown around more and more (especially on PB). What does a short chain-stay do for you? If 17.8" is long, what's considered short?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bamwa View Post
    OMG! Lift and pedal crank? At the same time? WTF? Nothing wrong with some technique builder.
    You forgot LOL and GTFO.

    Yes, there are plenty of workarounds for any number of geometry oddities. But there are so many bikes out there with better all around geometry, there is no good reason to have a 17.8" chainstay on a non enduro dedicated bike. Hell, a bikesdirect.com Hal5 would fit the bill better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redrider3141 View Post
    What does a short chain-stay do for you? If 17.8" is longs, what's considered short?
    Often it is a trade off between high speed stability and the ease of getting the front end up. If the chainstay is shorter, the rider has an easier time picking the front tire off the ground. Many all around bikes have a chainstay between 16.8 to 17.3 inches. In my opinion, anything over 17.5 inches is very long.

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    So the thickness of two quarters stacked is your deal breaker? Same with wheelbase? I doubt anyone could even tell a difference. Two inches maybe. What if someone has really long thighs and puts their seat way back. Would it be ok for them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bamwa View Post
    So the thickness of two quarters stacked is your deal breaker? Same with wheelbase? I doubt anyone could even tell a difference. Two inches maybe. What if someone has really long thighs and puts their seat way back. Would it be ok for them?

    My preference is under 17.1 or under. You can tell the difference between 16.8 and 17.8 for sure. In fact that's huge. It's a fulcrum/tipping point thing. My bike has a 17.1" chainstay and I could tell the difference when I was riding a bike with 16.8".

    Regarding the saddle position--that's wholly irrelevant if your weight isn't on the saddle. It's the bottom bracket to real axle distance (aka chainstay length) that matters.

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