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    Myka Sport Disc 29 Owners?

    Hi,
    I'm looking to get my wife on one of these for next spring. Any owners have any experiences with this model they could share?
    Thanks!

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    I was hoping for some feedback on this too. My wife picked one up today. She changed the saddle and the grips. That's pretty standard in my opinion. She didn't get too many miles on it today because she just had too many things to do, but she loves it so far. It's the overall feel of the bike that has her so happy with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmf032 View Post
    I was hoping for some feedback on this too. My wife picked one up today. She changed the saddle and the grips. That's pretty standard in my opinion. She didn't get too many miles on it today because she just had too many things to do, but she loves it so far. It's the overall feel of the bike that has her so happy with it.
    Good to hear! How tall is she and what size frame did she get?

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    She is 5'6" and she bought a medium . The size seems to be good because she is very confident on it.

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    bought my gf one a month ago. no complaints so far!

    she's 5'2" and got the small

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    Based on your comments (5'6" and 5'2"), where do you think a woman 5'4" would fall, small or medium?

    Are either of your wives feeling that the center-of-gravity is too high with the 29s?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Footer View Post
    Based on your comments (5'6" and 5'2"), where do you think a woman 5'4" would fall, small or medium?

    Are either of your wives feeling that the center-of-gravity is too high with the 29s?
    I would say go with the small. At 5'2" my gf is about the smallest I could see on a small.

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    Sorry, I haven't been on in awhile. I'd guess a small, but have her test ride it first. My wife loves tIe feel of the 29er. So no issues with the big wheels.

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    Im looking at one of these for my wife as well - thanks for the info!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Footer View Post
    Based on your comments (5'6" and 5'2"), where do you think a woman 5'4" would fall, small or medium?

    Are either of your wives feeling that the center-of-gravity is too high with the 29s?
    Fellows -

    It is a misconception that 29ers raise your center of gravity. Properly designed 29ers have similar BB heights to their 26er counterparts.

    Riders of either gender often feel more stable on 29, as they are more "in-between" the wheels than they are on a 26. This is particularly applicable to beginners, who appreciate the extra stability and the ease with which the bigger wheels roll over obstacles. 29ers can be confidence inspiring for a rider new to technical handling challenges.

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    I got the small (I'm 5'4" with a 28" inseam) this spring and I've been riding it all season (my first time mountain biking regularly). I tried a bunch of bikes when shopping and the Myka 29er just felt right. That said, I don't do the clipless and I do have some toe rub at times when cornering...and I've caught the upgrade bug and have my eyes on full suspension for next season. I credit my newfound love of the sport to my Myka and a series of awesome womens-only MTB clinics I did over the summer. I think it is a great starter bike.

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    Thank you! Very helpful!

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    anyone have info on bike weight?

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    I just purchased a Myka Elite 29er, switched from a 26" GT avalanche. I felt unstable for two rides, maybe because it's just different in so many ways (shorter top tube, bigger wheels) and it was the first ride of the season for me. But now I'm loving it. I can easily clear a steep incline on my regular trail that was really difficult for me on the old bike.

    I am tall, bought a large frame. No toe overlap. I will probably change the grips, pedals and maybe tires soon.

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