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Liked a comment about product review Marin El Roy Steel Hardtail Review 4/5/2021 11:21 AM

At 5’10” (1.78m) I would certainly not consider myself a Viking! With the steep seat tube and short stem the bike doesn’t feel at all long in the saddle, and feels balanced out of the saddle.
Spomer is a touch shorter than me and got along with it just fine.
That being said, I think I’d say 5’8” (1.73m) would be the lower limit of what I’d recommend on the “regular.”

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Liked a comment about product review Made in Canada, Ready for the Trail - Devinci's $1,699 Kobain Hardtail 1/21/2021 5:07 PM

At this price, with a Canadian-made frame, the package is incredible value. Upgrading to better brakes is easy and you can choose what you like. I ride a Nukeproof Scout 290 (which btw is incredibly fun and was my go-to bike in the winter months, rarely missing my Foxy) and the excellent and pretty old Deore XT M785 brakes proved to be enough on most occasions. Otherwise, how many people do you think feel the need for the XT shifter's capabilities? And what the last time you really felt the difference between a dual compound tire and a fancy foldable 3C? People run them at the wrong pressures most times anyway, so I don't think it's something to cry about. As for the color, it's a matter of taste. We get enough boring color schemes in the industry, it's good that every now and then a company does different things.


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