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    Sette Ace sizing

    I'm looking at getting a Sette Ace. I'm 6'1", 185 lbs., 34" inseam. I assume a large would be the best choice, but wanted to be sure before pulling the trigger. Any thoughts?

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    large it is
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    Large.

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    no to hijack or anything, but on the same topic, what size flite for a 5'11" rider? my bike now is an 18" trek 3700 with 100mm stem i think, was concerned about if I want to put on a shorter stem on the flite to tighten up steering

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    Quote Originally Posted by futurerocker1
    no to hijack or anything, but on the same topic, what size flite for a 5'11" rider? my bike now is an 18" trek 3700 with 100mm stem i think, was concerned about if I want to put on a shorter stem on the flite to tighten up steering
    It should work out just about perfectly with a 18" frame.

    The 3700 has a ETT (effective top-tube) of 56.5cm.
    -The Flite's ETT is 58.5cm.

    so if you got a 80mm stem, the reach should be nearly identical to your current setup.
    (the seat tube angles are comparable too, the Sette's is .5* slacker @ 73*)
    Honestly... ahh I give up

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    thanks highdell, the complete from pp seems to be like my top choice as of right now once I get a few summer paychecks in just nervous as to buying w/o riding and that crap. how does your flite climb? im also kind of stuck between if I want the flite or ace. I think I'd rather have the more travel but dont want to lose too much efficiency

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    Quote Originally Posted by futurerocker1
    thanks highdell, the complete from pp seems to be like my top choice as of right now once I get a few summer paychecks in just nervous as to buying w/o riding and that crap. how does your flite climb? im also kind of stuck between if I want the flite or ace. I think I'd rather have the more travel but dont want to lose too much efficiency
    Well, that's kinda hard to answer as I'm a sh!tty climber
    But, I have rode worse. (and some lighter faster ones too).
    The place where you'll be glad you got the Flite over the Ace is when it's pointed downhill and over big-chunk. - If that's the kinda stuff you call fun
    Honestly... ahh I give up

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    hah yeah im not a great climber myself, i just dont have much experience with any full sus bikes so I dont want to get too much.. but then I dont want to look back and be disappointed lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by futurerocker1
    hah yeah im not a great climber myself, i just dont have much experience with any full sus bikes so I dont want to get too much.. but then I dont want to look back and be disappointed lol
    do you have any buddies with similar types of bikes?
    Does your LBS do demos?
    you could try out a few and see if you want an XC rig or maybe a burlier AM
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    all my buddies ride hardtails unfortunately, I'm the one with some cash to blow haha...and the shops around me don't do demos either.

    but if it helps i live in NH, so trails are pretty up and down alot with the typical assortment of challenges like roots, rocks, mud. the reason why I was leaning towards the flite was because id like to go even faster over what I ride, but then considered the ace as I should be able to go faster with it? plus im kind of a cheapskate and I dont know what the real benefits/cons would be of each bike

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    If are you concerned with the Flite's climbing ease, I recommend you convert the Domain 318 fork to a u-turn spring. About $40-$50 in parts and shouldn't take you more than 15 minutes from start to finish. I even made a write up for it.

    Lowering the fork from 160mm to 140mm or 130mm makes a huge difference for very steep and long climbs. Just by adding the adjustable travel turned my Flite from an OK climber to an excellent climber. It made that big of a difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dictatorsaurus
    If are you concerned with the Flite's climbing ease, I recommend you convert the Domain 318 fork to a u-turn spring. About $40-$50 in parts and shouldn't take you more than 15 minutes from start to finish. I even made a write up for it.

    Lowering the fork from 160mm to 140mm or 130mm makes a huge difference for very steep and long climbs. Just by adding the adjustable travel turned my Flite from an OK climber to an excellent climber. It made that big of a difference.
    This is a great option too ...


    Plus, If you want to see what the Ace can/can't do, check the multi-page Sette Ace XC - Race Worthy? thread.
    Us Flite owners have our stuff (threads) all discombobulated - such is the life of pro-gnar-core AM discount shredder boobs.
    Honestly... ahh I give up

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