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    Budget mid-sized for single or rare use?

    I know, crazy question. I want a bike for a Muddy Buddy race. Two riders share a bike, switching back and forth between riding and running at set stations. My partner is 5'3 and I and 6'1. So it needs to be something we both can ride. Any thoughts? I'm trolling used bikes but have found few. I think single speed is simpler and cleaner. Racing is mostly fire roads.
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    Look for older Specialized Stumpjumpers or any other bike with semi-horizontal or horizontal dropouts; that way you won't have to buy a tensioner.

    5'3" and 6'1"?? You better get an extra long seat post too.
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    Yeah, I know

    Quote Originally Posted by derockus
    Look for older Specialized Stumpjumpers or any other bike with semi-horizontal or horizontal dropouts; that way you won't have to buy a tensioner.

    5'3" and 6'1"?? You better get an extra long seat post too.
    It's a coed race. Last time we used my wife's bike but that was too small for me. I would like the bike to be a little too small for me and a little too big for her.
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    You'd probably be looking for a 17" frame.

    I am 6'3" and rode a mid-90's 17" Cannondale M600 for quite a while. It was quite small for me but I really didn't have any huge issues riding the thing (it had a pretty long stem on it). Actually that bike was a ton of fun. My wife is 5'4" and she could ride it but not too comfortably.

    As was stated before the main thing is having a long enough seatpost and look for a stem that will give you enough stretch but she can still reach.
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