2019 Jeffsy XXL Owners?

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Posted: Jul 12, 2019 at 23:41 Quote
How does it ride, climbing, descending and general trail riding?

Would you buy it again?

How does it compare to other bikes you have ridden?

I’m 6’5” 240lbs ready to ride. I’m looking at the Pro Race. I have been riding an Anthem 29er for the last 6 years. Had a 5Spot for 4 years before that.

I want a bike that climbs well and is stable in the dh chunk. I’m not a big jumper but expect I could improve considering the Anthem is not the best for that.

Also looking at a Ripmo, SB130, and Genius.

Any feedback appreciated.

Posted: Jul 13, 2019 at 14:25 Quote
I'm 6'4" 210 and have the XXL. CF Pro.
It's an awesome bike. Great climber, bombs the downhill. Very stable feel but still playful enough for me.
I'd get the XXL again for sure!

Posted: Jul 14, 2019 at 2:03 Quote
schultzj01 wrote:
I'm 6'4" 210 and have the XXL. CF Pro.
It's an awesome bike. Great climber, bombs the downhill. Very stable feel but still playful enough for me.
I'd get the XXL again for sure!

Thanks for the info. What previous bikes have you had and how does it compare?

Posted: Jul 14, 2019 at 2:55 Quote
I’m 6’5” 205 and ride the 2019 Jeffsy Pro Race XXL. I have a 38” inseam so ride with a ton of seat post extension. I love the way the bike fits, descends and handles technical uphills and downhills. It is comfortable on climbs but my actual times on it are still slower than on some other bikes I’ve ridden, which I’m chalking up to the tires. I ride 280 psi in the shock and 90 in the fork with their stock volume reducers so you might have trouble getting sag dialed in at your weight. I think the dpx2 max pressure is 300. I bought the Jeffsy after also demoing a Strive and a Ripmo.

Posted: Jul 14, 2019 at 5:35 Quote
Marcencinitas wrote:
I’m 6’5” 205 and ride the 2019 Jeffsy Pro Race XXL. I have a 38” inseam so ride with a ton of seat post extension. I love the way the bike fits, descends and handles technical uphills and downhills. It is comfortable on climbs but my actual times on it are still slower than on some other bikes I’ve ridden, which I’m chalking up to the tires. I ride 280 psi in the shock and 90 in the fork with their stock volume reducers so you might have trouble getting sag dialed in at your weight. I think the dpx2 max pressure is 300. I bought the Jeffsy after also demoing a Strive and a Ripmo.

How did it compare to the Ripmo?

I’ll have to some research on the sag at my weight.

Posted: Jul 14, 2019 at 23:49 Quote
I rode the Ripmo 8 miles on a trail I know really well and have probably 300 miles on the Jeffsy by now, so comparison isn’t exactly fair. With that said, I felt the Ripmo maintained speed better in the climbs but didn’t feel as well balanced on the downhill off camber corners. To me, the front end felt too slack. Also, the Ripmo is obviously much more expensive and doesn’t come in XXL.

My Jeffsy has some niggling problems that I’m still working out. I switched to an XTR 12 speed chain to stop it from jumping to harder gears when backpedaling and I still have excessive drag from the e thirteen crankset that I can’t seem to tune out with their adjuster. Also, the cables creak inside the frame. I expect to work these issues out but I’ve had more quirks with the Jeffsy than I had with my Traver T275, Salsa Spearfish, Bronson Gen 1, Mojo HD and Mojo.

Posted: Jul 14, 2019 at 23:54 Quote
I should also add that my technical riding and descending got instantly better when I got the Jeffsy and I’m now keeping up with guys who used to wait for me. It’s a great bike and if they had a straight Shimano or SRAM drivetrain my only quirk would be squeaky cables.

Posted: Jul 15, 2019 at 12:04 Quote
IMO the size you want would depend on your inseam and arm length. I'm 6'4", 204 lbs, 36" inseam and I feel that the XL is perfect. I considered getting the XXL but I already notice the Xl does require me to shift my weight and body position fairly far forward to get my weight over the front end when cornering. I chalk this up to the 485mm reach on the XL. It does not feel too long but it definitely is a lot longer than most other bikes out there and is way longer than the 2014 Trek Remedy XL I used to ride.

Posted: Jul 15, 2019 at 12:24 Quote
I don't own a Jeffsy yet, but I demo'd an XXL 29 Pro Race a few months back.

I'm 6ft 3in and currently ride an XL Vitus Escarpe with 495 reach and 665 ETT so the XXL Jeffsy at 660 ETT felt almost identical when seated.

The Jeffsy has 32mm more stack, but I'd been meaning to go with a higher rise bar on my bike anyway.

I was expecting the XXL to feel huge but it really didn't. Plus, on an XL I'd need a 250mm dropper post for it not to look stupid!!

My demo bike

Posted: Jul 15, 2019 at 16:38 Quote
Marcencinitas wrote:
I’m 6’5” 205 and ride the 2019 Jeffsy Pro Race XXL. I have a 38” inseam so ride with a ton of seat post extension. I love the way the bike fits, descends and handles technical uphills and downhills. It is comfortable on climbs but my actual times on it are still slower than on some other bikes I’ve ridden, which I’m chalking up to the tires. I ride 280 psi in the shock and 90 in the fork with their stock volume reducers so you might have trouble getting sag dialed in at your weight. I think the dpx2 max pressure is 300. I bought the Jeffsy after also demoing a Strive and a Ripmo.

Max PSI on the DPX2 is 350psi. On the Float X2 it's 300psi on the newer 2019+ style air can as well so 260lbs OP should be OK on either shock. Note that the 230x65mm length DPX2 can only handle up to a 0.4 spacer, but the Jeffsy is progressive enough (and so is the DPX2 in general) that it should be fine for him.

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