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    New question here. Evil Sovereign

    Hi

    I'm thinking of changing bikes and the Evil Sovereign is currently at the top of my list.

    Does it make a good all-rounder? I'm not into jumps or hucks, but I tend to ride hard so I'd want to run it with 100-130mm forks and sometimes with a SS setup. I'm 6ft tall, will the 16" seat tube with a long post be enough?

    Please let me know if anyone out there is running such a setup?

    Cheers

    J

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    Hey J,

    I think the long version would be okay as a trailbike, although the TT is a smidge on the short side for a 6fter and at a frame weight of over 6lbs it's certainly not light.

    Might be worth drawing in say a Thomson 410mm post to see if you can get your seat high enough.
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    Thanks for your input Warrick, you have also highlighted my fears!

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    6lbs is a lot of steel to be dragging up a hill. Heck, we did a couple of 'Mountain Trials' frames about 4-5 years ago that were 5lbs, so lord knows where that other 400g goes.

    The Sovereigns would be nigh on indestructo I reckon.

    Anyway, why aren't you getting us to build something for you?
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    Cos I'm cheap!

    I'm still deciding so who knows!...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Just J
    Does it make a good all-rounder? I'm not into jumps or hucks, but I tend to ride hard so I'd want to run it with 100-130mm forks and sometimes with a SS setup. I'm 6ft tall, will the 16" seat tube with a long post be enough?
    I've been riding the 'Long' size Sovereign as a trial bike for a couple of years. I'm 6'0", 34.5" inseam....with a 410mm Thomson there's still an inch or so post available before maximum extension. Have used a 130mm Z1 and also a couple of different rigid forks with a 29" front wheel as a single speed.

    It's by far my favorite frame--very versitile. And excellent quality.

    It is a bit heavy. 30.5# w/ Z1 and pretty nice parts--Thomson, Chris King, etc. 27.5# as a singlespeed.

    But has great standover and the chainstay length adjustability is nice 15.5-16.75" if you like to try different things. It's great if you have a trialsy style.

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    Have you looked at http://www.curtisbikes.co.uk/ ?
    It is a custom shop but the prices are in the same ballpark with the Sovereign.

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    The more XC/trailbike Curtis' are about USD1200.
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    Thanks for your thoughts guys. Sounds like it could work for me...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thylacine
    The more XC/trailbike Curtis' are about USD1200.
    Just J is in England, I think.
    CRC sells the Sovereign for 799.99 to 849.99, depending on size and color (free shipping in europe at least).
    Curtis website says 699 plus postage for the Freeride, and 699 or 849 for the XC, depending on which steel you want. Clear and Custom colours are 20 extra.

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    i'm 5' 11" and 3/4 and the long sov is fine size-wise. have been running a 370mm post no probs on trails. i keep seat at decent height and plenty post stuck in the seat tube.

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