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    Anyone have an XC 29" with the same geometry as their fat bike?

    So all these years I've been riding bikes that have been too small. On its own my XL Scott Big Jon looks enormous but with me on board it looks right and more importantly it rides right.

    My priority is going as fast as possible on XC terrain and although I have lighter, allegedly faster bikes I can't match my fat bike times. I've experimented as much as I can but the fatty is still the fastest and I've come to the conclusion it's mainly down to the geometry.

    The fatty is long (over 2 m end-to-end) and low (it's rigid), with a 450 mm reach and I'm looking for the same geometry in a 29" XC bike.

    Apart from a few million-dollar top end carbon bikes, it seems XC bikes have quite conservative geometry - even the XLs are short and tall compared to my fat bike

    Has anyone got a long, low (maybe rigid) thin bike?

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    How tall are you?


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    A spidery 6'2" - small body, long arms and legs

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    Could you just build a set of 29er wheels for your fat bike and get a fork. this is what i have done. multiple wheels for multiple types of riding but just one bike to get used to and kit out.

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    Maybe look at what aspects you want to be the same.
    For me...
    Fatbike - shorter front, longer rear, taller (heads-up) position, heavier, and a little slower. Excels in chunk.
    29er (rigid) - longer front, shorter rear, lower position, a little lighter, and a bit faster. Excels in everything but the chunkiest chunk.

    If they were "the same" I think my chain stays would be far too long on the 29er, and it would be pretty slow handling, but spare wheels would be an economical way to experiment, even if it drops your bottom bracket a little.

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    It's never easier - you just go faster.

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    I found a couple - Kona Honzo and Genesis Mantle

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