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    ... and if we just ... NRS Sizing Question

    I just bought a NEW 18.5 03 NRS1. I was riding a Large Cannondale Super V. The NRS is an inch shorter from hub to hub. I am having reservations about the size. It feels O.K. however I will not really know untill I get it out on a long ride. I am hopping you guys here can make me feel better about the Med before I go and get it dirty. I am 5'10" 180lbs and 32 inseam. If any of you are around the same build let me know what size you are riding and how you like it....

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    Tyson
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    Shouldn't be any play in the headset.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sprocketty
    I just bought a NEW 18.5 03 NRS1. I was riding a Large Cannondale Super V. The NRS seems to be a little smaller overall. I am 5'10" 180lbs and 32 inseam. If any of you are around the same build let me know what size you are riding and how you like it. I am experiencing a little play in the head set, is that normal (I hope not)? I noticed the 2004 have a new rear swing arm...does that give it any advantage to the 03?

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    Tyson
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    Loosen the stem screws and tighten up the screw that goes into the cap at the top of the fork. That should remove any play.

    By the way, I'm 6 foot tall with a 33 inch inseam and I bought a Large. I have relatively long arms and don't like a cramped cockpit or leaning way down to the bars. A larger frame size starts me out with a more comfortable, bar to seat height.

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    I'm 5' 10", 170 lbs, and I ride a 2002 NRS1 size large. I have a short inseam (30 inches) and a long torso, so I wanted a longer top tube length. Works fine for me.

    wallnut

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    Enjoy

    I have an 03 NRS 2 large. I am 6' 1" 185 lbs. I like the large very much. My last bike was a Stumpjumper HT 18" and the Giant seemed huge at first but not the Stumpy seems tiny. You need to tighten that headset up.

    I love mine. Enjoy.

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    5' 11" and 170

    I have a 18.5(med) nrs1 and a 18" ac1 and a 18.5" vt1 and have no doubt a medium is for me. A large is going to move your center of gravity higher and you can always slide the seat back for a little more cockpit room in the medium. Always get into the smallest bike that fits you save weigth and gain manuverability.

    chris

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    same size/ 5' 10"

    175lb.; found riding w/seat all the way forward &compensating w/a longer stem help comfort leval & handeling in the way of keeping the front wheel planted.tried a large frame & it went back-not as comfy as med./a 100mm travel fork made the biggest diff. all around.if you have a 3 model trash the b.b./mine had a no-name tiawan piece.

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    Wink Test Drive

    Thanks for the moral support here . The sun came out today so I took her (the NRS) for test drive, she fits like a glove. It has been raining that past few days here in Austin so it was nasty muddy. What a good time to break in a brand new bike. Even considering the trail conditions she climbs like a Billy goat, especially compared to the Cannondale Super Bouncy V. I was a little worried the rear end was going to be a little still considering the bike I was riding however this NRS is as plush as can be. Excellent bike.......

    Tyson
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    5' 9 1/2", 165lbs, 30" inseam. Size Med (18.5"). Standover height and pedal adjustment is spot on. I think that I may go w/a longer stem and zero offset seatpost to get my weight forward but otherwise I'm very happy w/my new ride.

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