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    Xtra Small XCL

    We got some of these in - good for shorter guys or women who like to ride hard. Picture of my wife I took last weekend. : )
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    Your wife is rad.

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    Thanks Scruffy - we are riding together a few times per week now - it's been a lot of fun.
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    Hmmm... how would I get one of these in the SF Bay area? Should I contact you Alan?
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    Quote Originally Posted by CHUMBAevo
    We got some of these in - good for shorter guys or women who like to ride hard. Picture of my wife I took last weekend. : )
    Do you use a shorter shock on the bike?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chucko58
    Hmmm... how would I get one of these in the SF Bay area? Should I contact you Alan?
    Sure - you can e-mail me at [email protected] or call me at 714-986-9100.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vespasianus
    Do you use a shorter shock on the bike?
    Yes - this comes with a custom valved 1.5" stroke shock.
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    I thought that was mrpercussive

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    Quote Originally Posted by eyescream
    I thought that was mrpercussive
    funny you say that - because I kind of thought the same thing from the pic, you don't see asians in DH gear with long hair everyday - but i assure you she looks nothing like him without the DH gear .. not to take anything away from mr.p -
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    Oh, how this made me laugh.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by CHUMBAevo
    funny you say that - because I kind of thought the same thing from the pic, you don't see asians in DH gear with long hair everyday - but i assure you she looks nothing like him without the DH gear .. not to take anything away from mr.p -

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    I have an XCL (One of two in Denmark) and it always gets jealous glances from my Alison so when she came across the above thread I got given due notice that the B'day wish list is under revision. What’s the effective stand over height of the frame at say 15cm forward of the seat / top tube junction (Real world value rather than simply the lowest point)? Alison has an inside leg of 72cm (A little over 28 inches in old money) and is 160 (5'3) tall. It’s important to her to be able dismount quickly and straddle the bike with adequate clearance to protect, as she puts it "Those precious bits"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mar-deeb
    I have an XCL (One of two in Denmark) and it always gets jealous glances from my Alison so when she came across the above thread I got given due notice that the B'day wish list is under revision. Whatís the effective stand over height of the frame at say 15cm forward of the seat / top tube junction (Real world value rather than simply the lowest point)? Alison has an inside leg of 72cm (A little over 28 inches in old money) and is 160 (5'3) tall. Itís important to her to be able dismount quickly and straddle the bike with adequate clearance to protect, as she puts it "Those precious bits"
    Hey Mar-deeb,

    We'll build one up this week - and get you all the numbers. Ted's wife is 5'0 and has ample standover on this bike - it has a very low top tube.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CHUMBAevo
    funny you say that - because I kind of thought the same thing from the pic, you don't see asians in DH gear with long hair everyday - but i assure you she looks nothing like him without the DH gear .. not to take anything away from mr.p -
    And I meant no disrespect by that comment at all, glad you took it in the spirit in which I intended it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by eyescream
    And I meant no disrespect by that comment at all, glad you took it in the spirit in which I intended it!
    Haha no offense taken -
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    can you say 4X machine??? And hahahahahahahahahahaha... she does look like me with all that gear... dang, looks like i gotta go stuff myself and hit the gym now...

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    So does the 1.5" stroke shock give 5" of wheel travel in the rear?

    The website says 5" for the XS XCL, but that would mean a leverage ratio of around 3.33?

    And if I get the XS, will the low BB height of 12.25" (with a 120mm fork) be a little too low?

    Can I jack it up with a 140mm or 160mm fork?
    But would that screw up the head angle and seat angles? The head angle listed on the website says that it's already 68 degrees when measured with a 120mm fork....

    Any information would be appreciated!
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    By the way I can see from the picture that the XS XCL is running a long travel fork, maybe 150/160mm?

    How does she feel about the geometry after jacking up the front?

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    ChumbaEvo?
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    Quote Originally Posted by masnumata
    So does the 1.5" stroke shock give 5" of wheel travel in the rear?

    The website says 5" for the XS XCL, but that would mean a leverage ratio of around 3.33?

    And if I get the XS, will the low BB height of 12.25" (with a 120mm fork) be a little too low?

    Can I jack it up with a 140mm or 160mm fork?
    But would that screw up the head angle and seat angles? The head angle listed on the website says that it's already 68 degrees when measured with a 120mm fork....

    Any information would be appreciated!
    Mas
    I am also curious to know the responses for the above questions. Further more, is the X-Small VF2 the same concept, meaning 1.5" stroke and unique tubing diameters?

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bala
    I am also curious to know the responses for the above questions. Further more, is the X-Small VF2 the same concept, meaning 1.5" stroke and unique tubing diameters?

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    You can definitely slacken the HA and raise the BB -

    Check out this XS on the blog - http://chumbaracing.blogspot.com/201...standover.html

    That's a 165mm fork -

    I'll ask the customer who owns the bike to take some measurements -

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