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    UK 4X owners

    I have a bit of a plea. Is there anyone based in the South East of England with a Large Blur 4X that I could sling a leg over to try out for size? There is one frame left in the UK but I can't find one to try out and am concerned it will be too small. Please, please, please...

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    i'm not in the south but i'm 6' 2" and a large with a layback thompson is fine for all day riding and a inline thompson for dicking around is fun

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    You just have too!

    Here is mine to give you some ideas. Its a fun bike for the UK trail centres Fast on the up and faster on the down
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    Mr Smith - what size is that and how tall are you, if you don't mind me asking?!

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    Its a medium

    Its a medium and Im 5'7"

    I got mine at a great price (1/2) brand new with the DHX air. Even got the SHOX sorted when it went belly up (Model year problem). Found it on a internet auction site. in the States. Real good fun short sharp fast!

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    Well, I took the plunge. It could all be an expensive mistake (if it doesn't fit). I will report back when the frame has arrived and I have built it up...

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    I'm 6'1 on a large, find it spot on. Love it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Smith
    Here is mine to give you some ideas. Its a fun bike for the UK trail centres Fast on the up and faster on the down

    What color is that? Ano-green?

    Certainly looks alot better than lime green. Or is it an illusion

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    6'1 on a Large with a setback Thomson post and a 70mm stem.
    It fits great and is an amazing handler.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rogue
    6'1 on a Large with a setback Thomson post and a 70mm stem.
    It fits great and is an amazing handler.

    How do you find the setback post? Does it make climbing harder?

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    Hi
    I find the setback works for me, in that in gives a bit more room. It climbs slightly worse, but descends a lot better. I couldn't go back to a straight post on the 4x now.

    Just waiting for a 2009 VP Free (to replace my 2004 VP Free) and my stable will be complete and up to date.
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    same i'm 6'2" 70mm stem and lay back post works a treat, not noticed any change in climbing.

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    Tempted to try a Thomson layback post, but I'm not the strongest climber, and I worry that it'd make me even worse......

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    I have a Marz Z1 Light ETA of which I use the ETA for the steep climbs here. The ETA lowers the fork by about an Inch which makes climbing easier...
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    Well, I took the plunge and got a 4X. The frame was apparently the last one SC had in Large. It is "Sand" which wouldn't have been my first choice of colour but it is growing on me. I've only had a chance for a few, short rides but am loving it so far, although I fear it is started creaking already!

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