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    Looking for the impossible, need help!

    I've tried my best to find the following without success, and I need your help.

    I'm looking for:
    Hardtail
    Boost 148 x 12
    XS
    HA 66
    STA 73+
    ETT 570
    SO 654

    The closest I have found is a 2018 Vitus Sentier W + (now out of stock).
    The second closest is 2019 Cannondale Tango (would have to use an offset headset to get the angle, longer stem to get the TT and it has 141 boost - meh).

    Now it's your turn. Thanks in advance!!!
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    Salsa Timberjack comes in an XS and looks pretty close to those numbers: https://salsacycles.com/bikes/timber..._nx_eagle_27.5

    It comes with 148 rear spacing, but that can be reduced to 142 by swapping dropout plates.
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    Great suggestion! Iíve considered that one, but I havenít had much luck finding an xs in stock. The rider is 5í1Ē with a 27Ē inseam. So even an xs Timberjack might be too tall. She hates hitting the TT when she stands over a bike.

    Oh, and yeah, my mistake, a 148x12 is what Iím looking for not a 142. She wants to run mid-fat tires (Maxxis 2.5ís) on it.

    Thanks again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bond007jms View Post
    Oh, and yeah, my mistake, a 148x12 is what Iím looking for not a 142. She wants to run mid-fat tires (Maxxis 2.5ís) on it.

    Thanks again!
    I may be wrong, but boost spacing doesn't guarantee clearance for a larger tire, it just makes for a more rigid wheel build by moving the hub flanges outboard. It may be that most 148's will fit a 2.5 easily, but I'm not sure it's a guarantee. Of course, if you look at a plus bike, it'll fit a 2.5, but that narrow of a tire may drop the BB height.

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    Good point! Iíll be sure to ask. Thanks for your help!
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    Can you go custom? Some good steal bike builders out there. Ti would be a good time to, if not too expensive.
    Looking for a Medium Scott Scale frame, preferably a 2012 in 26.

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    Thanks for your help! Yes, custom is an option, but pricey from what Iíve seen. I may have a solution in the Chromag Stylus. Itís claimed SO works, the HA is very slack, but an offset headset could make it doable. Thoughts on this option, or a frame builder?
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    A small Transition Throttle is close to your numbers:

    https://www.transitionbikes.com/Bike...leFrameset.cfm

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    Thanks for the information! If I were looking at carbon, Iíd absolutely consider it!
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