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    Drawn to a knolly.........

    So here's the thing......
    I took the plunge a while back and went 650b and decided on a medium SC bronson C .
    But the trouble is i have never really gelled with the whole package, especially the cockpit geo.
    I'm 5'8" and no matter what i change I feel so cramped and restricted..... I'm currently running a 65mm stem and it still feels wrong.

    To be honest I'm digging the whole Knolly vibe and cant really find a neg review...!
    The warden Medium spec numbers look like the answer for me.... but i need some support from you guys to press the button!!!!

    ....and to top it all off its not even carbon........

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    I considered the Bronson but it's short geometry knocked it out of the running. To get near the medium Warden reach you need a large Bronson, but the the seat tube is too long for a dropper. I have never been on a Santa Cruz, but I'm sure they're great bikes, but they need updating. I'm 5'9.5" on a medium Warden. 50mm stem and 770mm bars feel about perfect. I'm currently experimenting with a 35mm stem. I like the fit with the 50 better but prefer the 35 on steep descents and for it's ease of lifting the front wheel. You would probably fit with a 35-40mm stem on the Warden. Awsome bike, I'm not sure if it's the awsomest but the geometry is on.
    I got some bad ideas in my head.

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    I'm 5'8" I like my warden with the 50. I tried a 40 for a bit but felt it was a bit short. I think its probably one of the best fits on the markets but I would't mind a little longer so I could run a shorter stem but really 50 ain't that bad.
    Life is like riding a bicycle. To stay balanced, one must keep moving. - Albert Einstein

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    On a side note if you like to ride with a water bottle count that out. At least on the medium
    Life is like riding a bicycle. To stay balanced, one must keep moving. - Albert Einstein

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    Thanks for the replies, just went for it and a medium is on its way!!
    Will i get away with a 125mm drop reverb instead of the 150...?
    Cheers

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    if your pulling it off your bronson then no, there different diameters. But other than that you would be OK with a 125. but 150 is better.
    Life is like riding a bicycle. To stay balanced, one must keep moving. - Albert Einstein

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    Cheers thegromit, i found a good deal on a 31.6 125mm dropper.....

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    Same story here, been a Turner fanboy for years but Knolly seem to have the geometry spot on for my height (183cm), and I'm getting pretty close to pulling the trigger on a warden too. It really does seem like the perfect do-it-all bike.

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    Compared to your SC, the medium Warden will open things up considerably. I don't understand how SC gets away with their reach numbers.

    We have medium and large Warden frames ready to go in all colors but black. Send a PM if you need any more convincing on your purchase.
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