Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 101 to 109 of 109
  1. #101
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    1,032
    cool vid right there especially the dismount - fortunately not a "triple Lindy"! I was a bit bummed that you hadn't edited with some death metal audio!! JK

  2. #102
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2016
    Posts
    1

    photos

    I had matt black initially but now I have red/black.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Spot brand rollik557-img_0209.jpg  

    Spot brand rollik557-img_1012.jpg  

    Spot brand rollik557-img_1643.jpg  

    Spot brand rollik557-img_1639.jpg  


  3. #103
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Feb 2015
    Posts
    176
    Quote Originally Posted by kamper11 View Post
    cool vid right there especially the dismount - fortunately not a "triple Lindy"! I was a bit bummed that you hadn't edited with some death metal audio!! JK
    I still ended up pretty bruised and sore, despite the lack of a triple Lindy :P

    I got in a longer XC ride on the 607 yesterday, with a quick pass through one jump line. There was a lot of steep canyon-wall climbing, and some fun rolling terrain. The one thought that kept going through my head is that the bike/suspension just feels so much more controlled now. I never noticed a lack of stiffness on the 557, but the 607 is stiff to the point that it's very noticeable. It really takes direction and holds its line well. It also really like to fly, but I think for the people who go out of their way to ride jumps all day, the seat tube is still a bit too tall, though I suppose you could size down.

    I don't know if I really notice the extra 12mm travel except on bigger hits which is saying something when you consider pedaling performance, but I think the DPX2 is a major contributor to the feeling of control the bike has now. It's very supple and tracks with the chatter well. You really notice this on your typical flat, washed out, brake chatter filled XC corners. If you have the 557, I'd definitely recommend swapping the shock, it's worth the extra weight IMO and probably a large amount of the difference between the two frames.

    On my 557, I was running 160mm Fox 36 with the Push Coil conversion, and I just swapped that over, along with all the other parts - other than the e13 cranks I had to cut off. (That was the 5th and final set of those.) It's nice that way, as I feel that I'm getting a direct comparison. My feeling is that if you already have the 557, you won't be missing out on anything beyond some minor geo tweaks - unless you really want a little more travel - which you *could* achieve with the 557 with offset bushings and a longer shock, as @kamper11 said earlier.

  4. #104
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2018
    Posts
    19
    Hi there Rollik owners. Iím really considering ordering a large 557, but I am a bit concerned about sizing. I am 5 foot 9 1/2 with pretty average proportions. My two concerns are that the bike maybe too stretched for me and the seat tube height. I have demoed a large 5010 and a large Mojo 3 both felt ok, probably would have to shorten the stem 10 to 15 mm on those bikes. Any advice would be greatly appreciated, thanks.

  5. #105
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    1,032
    My belief is Large for you.

    Im barely a hair over 5' 6" w very average proportions. i wear a 32/33 long sleeve shirt and 29.5 inseam... On a medium. Fits me great and altho a longer reach number than any other bike i've owned - it feels shorter seated (steep seat angle definitely effects this feel.

    I have 2 buddies that have ridden/demoed - buddy w longer arms, similar inseam and similar height was wanting large. Other buddy who is 5'9" demoed large and loved it.

    I know - its all personal with fit. And - the steep seat angle has you much closer to bars when seated... Give the lads a call or email - they will be able to really assist you on this one. They are all in the 5'8-5'11 range - far as i can tell standing next to em - all on larges.

  6. #106
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2018
    Posts
    19
    Thanks kamper. It sounds like a large with a 50 mm stem might be the ticket. I have spoken with the fellas at Spot a few times, just needing a bit more convincing I suppose. Itís a large purchase for me for something I canít throw a leg over.

  7. #107
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Feb 2015
    Posts
    176
    Quote Originally Posted by Keeder View Post
    Thanks kamper. It sounds like a large with a 50 mm stem might be the ticket. I have spoken with the fellas at Spot a few times, just needing a bit more convincing I suppose. Itís a large purchase for me for something I canít throw a leg over.
    It really depends on your inseam, and how long and the brand of the dropper you want to run. I have a 31" (almost) inseam and the Fox Transfer @ 150mm has to be slammed all the way in, running OneUp flats and 170mm cranks. A BikeYoke might actually work better even though it's 160mm travel, as the stack is actually something like 20-25mm lower on the BikeYoke. My point being, if you have average inseam for 5'9" then a large will be on the edge of too tall unless you want to run a shorter dropper (etc)

  8. #108
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2018
    Posts
    19
    Thanks Scott. It sounds like a 50 mm stem in the 125 mm dropper post is going to make or break the deal then. So far the guys at Spot have been hella cool to talk with.

  9. #109
    Poser
    Reputation: direktor's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Posts
    245
    The reach on my new 607, believe it or not, is a tiny bit shorter than my medium 5010 I just came from. Feels like maybe a centimeter, which sounds crazy to say. Can barely tell, but it def does not feel *longer*


    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Similar Threads

  1. Spot Brand Cream
    By monogod in forum Singlespeed
    Replies: 58
    Last Post: 09-01-2014, 09:15 AM
  2. Spot Brand Cream
    By monogod in forum 29er Bikes
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 04-30-2014, 12:42 PM
  3. Spot Brand B6
    By 202cycle in forum 27.5
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 11-06-2012, 01:04 PM
  4. spot Brand sizing
    By b2b2 in forum 29er Bikes
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 10-02-2012, 04:53 PM
  5. Spot Brand Crankset
    By ccs1676 in forum Drivetrain - shifters, derailleurs, cranks
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 09-18-2011, 06:17 PM

Members who have read this thread: 164

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

THE SITE

ABOUT MTBR

VISIT US AT

mtbr.com and the ConsumerReview Network are business units of Invenda Corporation

(C) Copyright 1996-2018. All Rights Reserved.