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    First Post! And new ride!

    Hey guys! Finally joined after years of lurking. Have been riding an old '06 Trek Fuel 70 for years that I upgraded a lot but the suspension was finally giving out and didn't want to put another few hundred into that ride. Bikes are definitely hard to find during this virus deal, but I was able to find one I fell in love with without comprimising. Never thought Id walk out the door with it, but landed on a new 2020 Fuji 29 1.5. Wanted a bulletproof ride that I could slowly upgrade over the next few years and love every second of it. Hoping to be a consistent poster here shortly! Already have a dropper post on order!
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    Congrats!

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    Good setup if you have enough reach. Reach is short on the chart.
    I'd size up and use a shorter stem.

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    Enjoy!

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    what fork does it have? Enjoy your new bike

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    Quote Originally Posted by eb1888 View Post
    Good setup if you have enough reach. Reach is short on the chart.
    I'd size up and use a shorter stem.
    Have relatively short arms, so moving up in size spread me out to much(I'm 5'8" so large frames have always given me issues), actually debating a shorter stem on it with a 0 degree size to get me a little more aggressive of a stance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dimitris View Post
    what fork does it have? Enjoy your new bike
    Has the Judy solo air. That will be an eventual upgrade once I wear it out. Have a little one on the way so in a few years Ill throw a Reba/Sid level on there and have at it, and save a few pounds while Im at it. Surprisingly its a relatively light bike at 27lbs stock, but its built like a brick house which is what I was after

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    Quote Originally Posted by eb1888 View Post
    Good setup if you have enough reach. Reach is short on the chart.
    I'd size up and use a shorter stem.
    Just curious I did some research on your reach claim... What makes you think this is short and what are you comparing to? Compared to most XC style bikes out there this one is right in line...

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    Quote Originally Posted by koofy smacker View Post
    Just curious I did some research on your reach claim... What makes you think this is short and what are you comparing to? Compared to most XC style bikes out there this one is right in line...
    https://www.fujibikes.com/usa/bikes/mountain/xc/tahoe
    If this is your bike the stem is 70mm for a M with 415mm reach. 69* head tube angle.
    Bikes have been getting slacker head tube angles with steeper seat tube angles and more reach.
    Hardtails are the last to see updates.
    If you look at the geo for the new Spec Fuse or a SC Chameleon you can see a difference.
    https://www.specialized.com/us/en/fuse-comp-29/p/171069
    M has 440 reach and a 45mm stem with 66.5* head tube angle.
    Chameleon-
    https://www.santacruzbicycles.com/en-US/bikes/chameleon
    M has 437 reach 50mm stem 67.3* head tube angle

    It's about trying to make the bike more stable going down with the slacker ht> but still turn quickly in tight handling switchbacks with the shorter stem.

    Cotic SolarisMax is more. They go for balance with 444mm chainstays and 35mm stem 461 reach for a M.
    https://www.cotic.co.uk/product/solarisMAX

    Added up 415+70 you have 485mm of length. 485 for a Fuse. 487 for a Chameleon. 496 for a SolarisMax because of the longer chainstays. They need the shorter stem to get quick turning.

    Lots of manufacturers don't put much effort into their hardtails because fs makes them more money.

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    hell yeah. Ride the crap out of it! where do you live/ride?
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