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    Would you guys jump on this?

    A fast, light, fun trail bike. Set up as a single speed. Love this bike, but with a new member of the family I need to thin out the herd. size M/L 5'7" to 5'9"

    frame: 1999 Specialized S works M4
    wheels: Roff
    tires: Kenda Karma Pro
    fork: Winwood carbon disc
    handlebar: Answer Protaper carbon
    front brake: Hayes El Camino disc
    rear brake: Shimano XTR
    stem: Bontrager race X lite
    seatpost: Ritchy
    saddle: WTB
    crankset: Specialized Strong arm II
    extras: Surly singlator, Salsa QR's (red), gearing is 36x15t, perfect for wilderness park

    I've had the frame for a while, but as it is with above parts, it's only been on a few rides.
    $400 firm, the fork alone cost that much.

    - Taken from a CL ad. I'm going to go check it out this weekend with my buddy. I'll have to see how it feels because I am 5'11, hope the frame isn't too small.

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    I would. I like Specialized bikes and probably looks ace with the carbon fork. 400 doesn't sound unreasonable.

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    I'm going to check it out this weekend. The guy's email is a cycleworksusa account, so I assume he works at a bike shop. Therefore he knows what he's doing and is making money off it, but it still looks good.

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    Can I get more input on this? I really want to know if it is worth the money.

    Is that fork going to be good for a mountain setup? I'm only seeing it on roadbikes on the internet.

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    only winwood mountain bike fork i can find on google is for a 29er. if that's the case, it may be throwing the geometry out a bit. can't imagine he mountained a road bike fork on there (a 1.9 or 2.2 kenda karma would have trouble clearing that)

    at 5'11, i wouldn't be surprised at all if it were too small for you.

    also may just be a mish mash of parts he had laying around his garage that he decided to throw on an old frame and see what he could get for it.

    unless you're really manly, you'll probably have to switch the gearing out.

    if it fits, i guess it'd be alright. but i'm sure there's better deals out there.

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    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001C4S93I

    That's not designed for a 29er is it?

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    it's designed for 700c.

    this winwood fork is designed for a 29er
    http://commuter-bicycle-gear.com/win...spension-fork/

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    Hmm I am doubting if it is a suspension fork

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    call/email and ask?

    no harm in that.

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    If he is available today, me and my friend (who knows more about bikes than me) are going to check it out. I agree if definitely sounds like something he pieced together to sell. To top it off, he has a cycleworksusa email account, so I'm assuming he works for cycle works, (a LBS don't know if they are nation wide)

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