Enduro/AM - The Weight Game

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Enduro/AM - The Weight Game
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Posted: Oct 19, 2019 at 22:49 Quote
Nobble wrote:
sosburn wrote:
badbadleroybrown wrote:
Avalanche is garbage, definitely wouldn't use whatever trash they're on as a point of reference for anything but what not to do.

i think youre the only person ive ever heard have a negative opinion of avalanche.
well make it two.

Open bath dampers died out for a reason. Why would anyone pay money for outdated tech?

Three

Posted: Oct 19, 2019 at 23:25 Quote
Circe wrote:
Nobble wrote:
sosburn wrote:


i think youre the only person ive ever heard have a negative opinion of avalanche.
well make it two.

Open bath dampers died out for a reason. Why would anyone pay money for outdated tech?

Three

Yep. Four here. We are moved on past avalanche at our shop.

Posted: Oct 21, 2019 at 7:57 Quote
Getting ideas on a new 29er for my gal. At this point I think I have settled on the Med 2020 Kona 134cr. The geo is pretty dialed. What else out there has chainstays shorter than 430 and 450 reach in the Med size? I think the new Optic is close at 430mm stays and 450 reach for the Med. I would just go with the TCI but the 470 reach is just a little to long.

Posted: Oct 21, 2019 at 8:29 Quote
GG Trail Pistol Size 2? Chainstays at 426 and Reach at 458 in Short Mode. The GeoAdjust headset allows for you dial in the fit if she wants more reach later on.

Posted: Oct 21, 2019 at 8:32 Quote
PHeller wrote:
GG Trail Pistol Size 2? Chainstays at 426 and Reach at 458 in Short Mode. The GeoAdjust headset allows for you dial in the fit if she wants more reach later on.

I could not even find a geo chart on their webpage.

Posted: Oct 21, 2019 at 8:32 Quote
The Giant Trance 3 is a hell of a deal and I think the mini-link bikes will be more comfortable for someone who isn't charging gnarly stuff. Downside is 435 chainstays.

Posted: Oct 21, 2019 at 8:33 Quote
Tsoxbhk wrote:
PHeller wrote:
GG Trail Pistol Size 2? Chainstays at 426 and Reach at 458 in Short Mode. The GeoAdjust headset allows for you dial in the fit if she wants more reach later on.

I could not even find a geo chart on their webpage.

They don't have geo charts, you put in your height and riding style and they tell you what size they'd sugggest.

https://ridegg.com/trailpistol

Size 2 (Short) Metric Imperial
Head Angle (w/ 130 mm fork) 65.9 65.9
SA - Effective 78.2 78.2
SA - Actual 74 74
BB Height (w/ 130 mm fork) 340 13.4
Effective Top Tube 590 23.2
Reach 458 18
Stack 601 23.7
Wheelbase 1186 46.7
Standover 724 28.5
Chainstay Length 426 16.8
Head tube Length 100 3.9
Seat tube Length 400 15.7

Posted: Oct 21, 2019 at 8:37 Quote
PHeller wrote:
The Giant Trance 3 is a hell of a deal and I think the mini-link bikes will be more comfortable for someone who isn't charging gnarly stuff. Downside is 435 chainstays.

I do not really care about retail pricing or pricing at all. She goes pretty hard. She rode a Trance a few years ago and liked it so I wanted to try something different. She will be coming off a 2017 Patrol. I see those geo charts now.

Posted: Oct 21, 2019 at 8:39 Quote
The GG rides a bit firmer than most. Sprightly and active, but some complain about it not being very compliant. That can be tuned with adjustments to the suspension, but it's definitely a complaint I've heard before.

Posted: Oct 21, 2019 at 8:44 Quote
Also why are Kona's so damn expensive? Like I said I do not really care about retail. But dang the 134 is 1000 more than the new Norco Optic. Which I find strange. What is the extra 1000 getting you?

Posted: Oct 21, 2019 at 8:48 Quote
Norco has had some really good pricing in the last couple of years. Borderline on mail-order prices.

Maybe thats just it, Kona has a pretty expansive dealer network, Norco does not. In order for Norco to get bikes out the door, usually to people who aren't near a dealer, they price them competitively?

Posted: Oct 21, 2019 at 8:50 Quote
PHeller wrote:
Norco has had some really good pricing in the last couple of years. Borderline on mail-order prices.

Maybe thats just it, Kona has a pretty expansive dealer network, Norco does not. In order for Norco to get bikes out the door, usually to people who aren't near a dealer, they price them competitively?
Norco is huge in Canada

Posted: Oct 21, 2019 at 9:16 Quote
So they've got like 10 dealers all within minutes of the border?

I kid I kid.

Maybe its socialized medicine that allows them to sell them cheaper, lol

Posted: Oct 21, 2019 at 10:20 Quote
PHeller wrote:
Tsoxbhk wrote:
PHeller wrote:
GG Trail Pistol Size 2? Chainstays at 426 and Reach at 458 in Short Mode. The GeoAdjust headset allows for you dial in the fit if she wants more reach later on.

I could not even find a geo chart on their webpage.

They don't have geo charts, you put in your height and riding style and they tell you what size they'd sugggest.

https://ridegg.com/trailpistol

Size 2 (Short) Metric Imperial
Head Angle (w/ 130 mm fork) 65.9 65.9
SA - Effective 78.2 78.2
SA - Actual 74 74
BB Height (w/ 130 mm fork) 340 13.4
Effective Top Tube 590 23.2
Reach 458 18
Stack 601 23.7
Wheelbase 1186 46.7
Standover 724 28.5
Chainstay Length 426 16.8
Head tube Length 100 3.9
Seat tube Length 400 15.7

Not posting full geo charts is stupid. Just post the damn charts so people can see the bloody numbers.


 
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