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    Quote Originally Posted by andrew flowers View Post
    can't really go too slack until you start getting really tall
    Well at 6'3" and a 130 HT and a reach just shy of 500 I think I'm about there lol. That said 66.5/130 fork with a ~12.3 BB and short stays still sounds reasonable imho. Just gotta find it...
     

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    Opinion Warning: I do not wish to offend
    MTB geometry and bike design has become region-specific.
    Often big brand bikes are good at a lot, but not the best for some locations.
    Hardtails tend to magnify this maybe because rear suspension can mask some design compromises.
    I ride around Oregon (Ashland & Bend) as well as Colorado (family in Steamboat).
    The trails are different in each.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich Beaudoin View Post
    Opinion Warning: I do not wish to offend
    MTB geometry and bike design has become region-specific.
    Often big brand bikes are good at a lot, but not the best for some locations.
    Hardtails tend to magnify this maybe because rear suspension can mask some design compromises.
    I ride around Oregon (Ashland & Bend) as well as Colorado (family in Steamboat).
    The trails are different in each.
    This has always been true. Small MTB production shops - Fat City, Ibis, Moots, Litespeed, Brodie, etc. - very region specific.
    "As an homage to the EPOdays of yore- I'd find the world's last remaining pair of 40cm ergonomic drop bars.....i think everyone who ever liked those handlebars in that shape and in that width is either dead of a drug overdose, works in the Schaerbeek mattress factory now and weighs 300 pounds or is Dr. Davey Bruylandts...who for all I know is doing both of those things." - Jerk

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    Yes this is very true.
     

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    Default Re: Slack HTs

    Quote Originally Posted by sk_tle View Post
    I've reads reports from people riding the nuke proof scout 29 saying the BB is quite low and that 29plus tires would definitely fit at the back although it is not officially said so. How wide is your clearance around your tires ?
    I have a 29x2.35 E13 on their right now, lots of room. I would say a true 2.6 would fit but a true 2.8 would not. I think geo is quoted with a 130mm fork and I have a 140mm but the BB feels higher than my sentinel. To the OP a Kona Honzo with a longer fork hits the numbers you want. If you want the slacker HA and stack height the extra travel won't hurt much, you can always run extra pressure or an extra spacer to keep it high.
     

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