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    Women in downhill

    Are there any downhill or even freeride that are lighter weight but can still handle big drops and climb back up to do it again? I'm looking for used bikes but I swear everyone who rides DH or FR are way bigger then I? Where can a girl find a small frame?

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    Transition Syren. You might find one your size in classifieds.
    F*ck Cancer

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    what about an All.Mt platform? the Santa Cruz Nomad /Nomad Carbon, Canfield Bro's The One, the Intense Uzzi.. I'm not all that tall either and the Jedi's small frame has a fairly short stand over height. that's what I'm eyeballing.
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    Canfield the One

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    Sweet thanks guys! Need to read up on some of these that I haven't really heard of...

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    if you are small you can probably get by on something like a reignx or trek scratch but you may have to tweak the geo a little to suit fr.

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    look at somthing like the canfield the one, or some of the offering from knolly, they do small frames,

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    I've got a small Giant Reign SX that I'm putting up for sale. (I'm a girl) it's 35 lbs and I put a 2x drivetrain on it so it has a granny specifically so you can pedal it up. Let me know if it's something you are interested in and I can get you some more details. Not sure of your budget but this will be much less than a Canfield, which, if your budget can afford it I would highly suggest.

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    Yes I was looking t the reign, I would love more information.

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    Just built a small Transition TR250 for my wife. Comes in at 34lbs. She's pretty happy, and I'm envious.

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    I have loved my Giant Reign X for the last two years. was lucky to find a 2010 extra small in the middle of 2011. Last year they made extra small in the states anyway. Only reason I am moving on is because I just built a Canfield One for downhill and going with an XS Nickel for the trails. All bikes that are small enough for me at 5'2"

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    crap! I didn't subscribe to the thread and the hubby already sold it!

    Sorry! GL on finding a bike, fwiw I replaced it with a Medium Canfield Jedi. The M jedi feels close to the small Giant, so depending on your height a small in that frame would be downright TINY

    Since northstar was closed this weekend, next weekend will be the maiden voyage for the jedi, I can't freaking wait!

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    OP, post your height and weight it help greatly with appropriate recommendations.

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    If u want a little bit more into DH less AM, go for the Scott Voltage.
    I tried a small one is really small... and i had a m gambler that was really small too haha...

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    I am 5' 7" 120 lbs

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    If you are going to buy blind with no test drive, At 5'7'' it comes down to your inseam length/ frame stand over comfort and reach. I'm a short 5'6'', as far as the Canfield Jedi goes for me the frame Jedi's small/medium stand over height are shorter then my old Small Straight 8 with a small margin of variations of top tube length and wheel base. Like my first post, Compared to the stry8's geometry it's a toss up between a small or medium Jedi frame...If you are buying blind you have to look at the geometry specs what best suite you. Small variations can make a difference.

    Stand Over length:
    Jedi; small/m/L= 27.5"
    Stry8; small = 31.6"
    The One; s/m/l = 28.5"

    The One: The One - Full suspension mountain bike for aggressive riders
    Jedi: Formula 1 Jedi Mountain Bike by Canfield Brothers

    sorry for all the Canfield stuff. I've done my research since it's the platform I'll be going with once I get out of debt. 7 more months!!! No matter what manufacture you look at compare the geometry specs of what you have now to what you are looking at for the best informed decision
    '11 Jedi
    '01 Straight8
    '01Rocket88< ran over it.. always do a full walk around!
    '00 Homegrown

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