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    Wife's Orbea Loki H20 2018

    New to the brand, came here since Trek didn't get there act together fast enough for a Roscoe for my wife in Small. Looks like it happened for a reason. Don't see much around here on the bike or brand, bike will be here on a few days, Dropper, brakes, stem, grips will be here about the same time, this bike will inherit my Manitou Magnum Pro from my Stache in a month when I upgrade that 120 fork to a 140. She'll lose 10mm on the crossover, but she's not riding hard enough to notice.... more to comeWife's Orbea Loki H20 2018-image003.jpg
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    Parts are starting to come in, 40mm stem and her 120mm dropper post showed up yesterday😎 brakes and pedals should be here this week, grips and the bike mid next week. She's pretty stoked
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    Bikes in and built. Overall impressed, bike came with a 3.0" High Roller front tire which was larger than I expected, and a little overkill for a 130mm bike, but it can be replaced. The stealth routing for the dropper on the small frame sucks, lots of cable damage, took almost 2 hours start to finish, my Stache was 15 min... still the sizing is perfect for her, nice clean cockpit with the shimano brakes and ispec mounts, slx feels closer to my xt great than ever before and the bike came with a sunrace 46t cassettes instead of the slx. Ride report from her tomorrow
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    Her brakes just came today... she rode what it had... Shimano MT500 they were just fine, but the spec rotors just suck and kill the rest of the brakes power. Added stealth dropper (PIA to route on the small frame) 40mm stem and some other parts. Bike is the 15.5 Small, she's 5' on the nose and with the 120mm dropper she fit just right, 760mm bars are too wide for her, so we'll change that out, add her XT brakes and a 2.8" front tire (the 3.0 is overkill on a 130mm fork) speaking of the recon...its ok, noisy/heavy but seems to dampen all that we did. Looks like the fork was retrofitted for boost via machine work, also the house fron hubs appear to be 100mm hubs with new (and really loose) endcapsWife's Orbea Loki H20 2018-resized_20171028_134958.jpgWife's Orbea Loki H20 2018-resized_20171028_113446.jpgWife's Orbea Loki H20 2018-resized_20171028_113405.jpg
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    thought I'd update (since its such a hot thread right now lol)I decided to only install the RT76 XT rotors first on the stock MT500 Deore brakes, just to see what they really had..pads and rotors bedded in, back to the world of real braking, feel just as consistent and strong as my M8000 set!Wife's Orbea Loki H20 2018-resized_20171101_183830.jpgWife's Orbea Loki H20 2018-resized_20171101_183230.jpgWife's Orbea Loki H20 2018-resized_20171101_185208.jpg and I never really saw any images of the bike other than side profile shots when shopping.... so here is the current cockpit, with added dropper, grips, 40mm stem and Ispec SLX Wife's Orbea Loki H20 2018-resized_20171101_185401.jpg sorry about the crap pedals.... wife's waiting on her Giro's...
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    So, the whole reason I am here in orbea room is because my wife can’t get a Roscoe until end of January at the earliest. Looks like we are on the same path. Please let me know how she likes it. Also, the fit. If your wife were to grow 4” overnight, would she need to go up a size, or stay with small?

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    Quote Originally Posted by slowpoker View Post
    So, the whole reason I am here in orbea room is because my wife can’t get a Roscoe until end of January at the earliest. Looks like we are on the same path. Please let me know how she likes it. Also, the fit. If your wife were to grow 4” overnight, would she need to go up a size, or stay with small?
    We had a Roscoe in waiting... then they said Jan. 5'4" would fit wonderfully. I had to add the dropper and 40mm stem to make this bike small enough for her. Bikebling had the 17' H10 with fox fork, and SLX drivetrain for less than the 18'.... but my wife didn't dig the colorway. Can take any measurements you need as well- bike rides great, slacker than you think, reach is long ish for tbe size.
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    Shes still loving it! Changed the bars and the forksWife's Orbea Loki H20 2018-28699200_1783989888564005_2158922066697228074_o.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Don't Surf View Post
    Shes still loving it! Changed the bars and the forksClick image for larger version. 

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    Out of curiosity, how wide are her new bars?
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    Been looking for a bike for my fiancé. She’s five foot even as well. I noticed that the standover in this bike is almost 31 inches. Does she have any issues with that on this bike. The reach looks perfect for her but stand over by the numbers looks a bit tall for her.
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    Nope, she's a short inseam too. The dropper did help though, as she can now just tap the dropper, instead of getting stuck between the seat and the bars lol. But she had plenty of standover, it's 30" like 8" from the seat.
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    Yah my fiancé is a 27” inseam at best. Her current bike is 28.5 inches from mid saddle to the pedal at its lowest point. We were considering the Santa Cruz Chameleon but a dropper was a no go at its minimum insert and extension, and the reach was an issue. The reach on the Loki seems perfect but I was hesitant with seeing the stand over numbers and thinking that it may be way too tall for her.

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    The actual standover is less if she can snuggle up to the seat when dismounting, but with the dropper, it's perfect. Its been a great bike for her, needed a shorter stem and narrower bars, but the rest was great. I'd go for this year's H10 vs the H20 though, unless you have some upgrade stuff laying sitting around like I did. Lmk if you need any other pics or measurements
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    Quote Originally Posted by petey15 View Post
    Out of curiosity, how wide are her new bars?
    720mm
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    I’m actually going to snag a 2017 H10 with the fox 34. I’ll probably upgrade the brakes to SLX for her.

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    Nice choice, that's what we ordered at bikebling.com in light blue 15.5, but there was a mix up and they didn't have that colorway... and she didn't dig the black and purple, so they cut me a really deep discount on the 18. Nice group. Post some pics when you get it!
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    So how is the Loki/Laufey treating her? Any internally routed cable noise? How hard was it to route the brake hose and how does it exit the bottom of the frame..... small hole or access door?

    I'm days, or even hours away from ordering a 2019 Laufey H-LTD for myself as my one any only bike, and any info - good or bad, is very much appreciated!

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    No noise, the dropper routing it the tightest I've ever seen. Not 1 issue toward the negative to date! I'm not far from selling my 140mm HT and doing what you're doing!
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    I'll second Charlie's positive sentiment. Got my Loki in March, the H10 flavor. Loving that bike! The Orbea grips suck and the digit seat post was a novel idea but my only negative checkmark against the Loki. Most will eventually run a dropper if not right off the bat.

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    Glad to hear your liking yours. She really liked the 30mm stem we changed to.
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    I'm thinking of going with that HRII 3" up front and the Reckon+ 2.8" out back like what was spec'd on your wife's. Did you ever swap on that 120 fork? If so did it effect BB height much?

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    Yep, 120mm fork (Manitou Magnum Pro) but... it's a29+ with the same A/C...
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    Still following this thread? Just bought my wife a 2017 Loki H20 on closeout for $1100. Ordered a OneUp dropper today and was wondering about cable routing. What did you do with the blank for internal dropper on the seat tube? Replace it with something or drill the blank out for the dropper cable?

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    Looks like I may need replacement for plug on the right side of downtube and replacement for plug on the seat tube to run the dropper.

    Also hoping to get an extra derailleur hanger. Where can I buy that? It's not even listed on the Orbea website.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mnpikey View Post
    Looks like I may need replacement for plug on the right side of downtube and replacement for plug on the seat tube to run the dropper.

    Also hoping to get an extra derailleur hanger. Where can I buy that? It's not even listed on the Orbea website.
    I think I got mine from Jenson...

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    This is for the Laufey, but it's basically the same as the Loki as the manual states "2016-2019." It shows parts, part numbers, and cable routing diagrams for both 1x and 2x.

    https://www.orbea.com/downloads/prod...16-2019-EN.pdf


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