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    Low and Slack SS 29er Frames?

    I have a Soma Juice that i dig. But lately when I ride my SS I find myself wishing the geo was more like my 5 inch trail bike (Rocky Mountain Instinct 950 MSL). I just wish the bike was a bit more stable.

    Any frame recommendations?

    The Kona Honzo and Transition Trans Am on my list but the are both well north of 6 pounds, which sucks. Niner makes the Ros 9 which looks perfect but I don't like eccentric BB's.
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    What's your current setup? Higher volume tires, wider bars, wide rims, and dropper posts can really change how a bike feels.

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    ^^ yup.

    The canfield nimble 9 is probably worth a look.
    Yeah I only carry cans cause I'm a weight weenie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coke View Post
    What's your current setup? Higher volume tires, wider bars, wide rims, and dropper posts can really change how a bike feels.
    I've got all that except wide rims.

    Here's my current set up.

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    maybe a vassago?

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    Don't get hung up on weight - there are more important things unless you're a world class racer. If I was in the market, then probably the Trans-am would get my money.

    You'd get a Works -1 degree headset in that Soma too, if you want to slacken it off a bit.

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