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  1. #1
    mtbr member
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    Aug 2006

    Help! With Stiffee!? :-)

    I am in the process of purchasing a Cove Stiffe but am unsure what size to get and am in the unfortunate position of not having access to both to test. I am hoping you guys can help. I've included my details below and the type of build and riding I will be doing, an help would be appreciated!

    I am 6' 0 tall and weight 200lbs

    The bike will be for XC and very light free-ride.

    Do I need a 17.5" frame or a 19.5" frame?

    Any help!!! Please! :-)

    Also can I run a 100mm fork on a Stiffee? Does anyone do this?


  2. #2
    local trails rider
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    Aug 2005
    A slightly longer fork would probably work better: 120 to 140 mm, perhaps run a little soft.

    The 17.5" has a horizontal top tube of 23" and that may be a little short for you, unless you like a short bike. How are your dimensions: short legs/long torso or long legs/short torso?

  3. #3
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    Nov 2006
    go the 19.5, Im 6 ft 2 and ride one for xc. Its an older model but the geo is similar. A 100ml fork is fine as long as you dont mind it being a bit twitchier. My local stuff id very tight so i don't mind it being steeper in the head angle.

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