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    Heya, I am looking for something to replace my 26" Knolly delirium and having owned the Scream and the Scythe, the Rune is on my short list. I am considering buying a built 2016 or building a 2017 frame up. I am between 5'9 and 5'10"(33/34" inseam) which would seem to put me on a medium. The 2016 is a large and was curious whether anyone my size has gone up a size to the large and are satisfied or would I be better sticking with the medium??

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    I'm 5'11 with a 33 inseam and I'm on a large with a 40 mm stem and 780 bars... for what it's worth.


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    Quote Originally Posted by gmx View Post
    Heya, I am looking for something to replace my 26" Knolly delirium and having owned the Scream and the Scythe, the Rune is on my short list. I am considering buying a built 2016 or building a 2017 frame up. I am between 5'9 and 5'10"(33/34" inseam) which would seem to put me on a medium. The 2016 is a large and was curious whether anyone my size has gone up a size to the large and are satisfied or would I be better sticking with the medium??
    I'm 5'9 and a medium with a 50mm stem fit perfectly.

    How about some delicious Spam...I am actually selling that rather decked out bike now for a deal too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HELLBELLY View Post
    I'm 5'9 and a medium with a 50mm stem fit perfectly.

    How about some delicious Spam...I am actually selling that rather decked out bike now for a deal too.

    Cheers! Bike looks good but looking for something newer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HELLBELLY View Post
    I'm 5'9 and a medium with a 50mm stem fit perfectly.

    How about some delicious Spam...I am actually selling that rather decked out bike now for a deal too.

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    I'm 5'11 with a 33 inseam and I'm on a large with a 40 mm stem and 780 bars... for what it's worth.


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    [QUOTE=Junersun;13053064]I'm 5'11 with a 33 inseam and I'm on a large with a 40 mm stem and 780 bars... for what it's worth.


    Dang. I suspected I'd be on a medium but the large was a good price. Just added the new delirium to my list. Unfortunately, a little longer than I'd like and maybe not as all day pedally as I think the Rune may be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gmx View Post
    Cheers! Bike looks good but looking for something newer.
    Oh, no worries. I found the Rune to be the best all around bike I have owned/ridden in years. I would not have parted with it, but opted to move on to very different bike. That said, I have nothing bad to say about my experience with the Rune nor Banshee. If things don't work out with my next bike I will return post haste to one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Junersun View Post
    I'm 5'11 with a 33 inseam and I'm on a large with a 40 mm stem and 780 bars... for what it's worth.


    Dang. I suspected I'd be on a medium but the large was a good price. Just added the new delirium to my list. Unfortunately, a little longer than I'd like and maybe not as all day pedally as I think the Rune may be.
    Knolly delirium looks awesome but I think you're right it's not an all day pedaller. Down looks sick though but I think it's more comparable to the darkside.

    I know quite a few people with warden though and they have had nothing but good things to say. Just glued to the ground!


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    Quote Originally Posted by HELLBELLY View Post
    I'm 5'9 and a medium with a 50mm stem fit perfectly.

    How about some delicious Spam...I am actually selling that rather decked out bike now for a deal too.

    Quote Originally Posted by Junersun View Post
    I'm 5'11 with a 33 inseam and I'm on a large with a 40 mm stem and 780 bars... for what it's worth.


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    Quote Originally Posted by HELLBELLY View Post
    Oh, no worries. I found the Rune to be the best all around bike I have owned/ridden in years. I would not have parted with it, but opted to move on to very different bike. That said, I have nothing bad to say about my experience with the Rune nor Banshee. If things don't work out with my next bike I will return post haste to one.
    Great endorsement! Are you going bigger or smaller?

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    For an aggressive bike like the Rune, I usually recommend sizing up with a stubby stem if needed.

    The new Delirium is a bit more DH oriented than the Rune. It pedals on the trail surprisingly well, but as you mentioned, not as well as the Rune. The Warden would be more comparable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gmx View Post
    Great endorsement! Are you going bigger or smaller?
    The same, but different actually. Same travel. Bigger wheels. It was the right time for a big change. We'll see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gmx View Post

    Knolly delirium looks awesome but I think you're right it's not an all day pedaller. Down looks sick though but I think it's more comparable to the darkside.

    I know quite a few people with warden though and they have had nothing but good things to say. Just glued to the ground!


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    Thanks - I just added the warden to the list. I have no doubt about its climbing capabilities but I've read it can be a bit skittish on bigger/steeper descents. I was kinda hoping that the rune might be able to fill in a spot between the warden and delirium.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HELLBELLY View Post
    The same, but different actually. Same travel. Bigger wheels. It was the right time for a big change. We'll see.

    Awesome. Enjoy!!

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    The new Delirium is a bit more DH oriented than the Rune. It pedals on the trail surprisingly well, but as you mentioned, not as well as the Rune. The Warden would be more comparable.[/QUOTE]

    Yeah, thats a tick against the Delirium as I love the climbing game almost as much as I love steep snotty descents. As you sell both bikes, would you say the Rune would be somewhere inbetween the delirium and the warden?

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    [QUOTE=DirtMerchantBicycles;13055945]For an aggressive bike like the Rune, I usually recommend sizing up with a stubby stem if needed.


    Hmmm. I've been out of the bike buying game for awhile (about 7 years which is probably closer to a decade in the bike industry). Intuition tells me sizing up will make the wheel base too long but I am interested in the reasoning for sizing up. Would you recommend sizing up for the warden as well?

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