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I wish bike companies would start to make their bikes longer I'm 5"10 with 32" inseam and would want the 21.5" frame for the correct reach but I wouldn't have space to run a dropper seatpost as the seat tube is too long.
 

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The XL has a 444mm reach, the same as my large enduro 650b which is spot on for me with a 50mm stem.
I guess it comes down to how/where you ride. With the exception of a DH track I ride my fatbike in all the same places I ride my 160mm enduro, so for me at least a similar fit would be the goal
 

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If you can, throw/hold (I know the hub is different) a set of Stache 29+ wheels in there and see how much clearance there is. I'm curious.
 

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That's awesome! Does this mean that the Farley's are starting to roll in? I pre-ordered a 7 and can't wait to get my hands on it!
 

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FYI: Looks like Trek dropped the MSRP across the board on the Farleys's

9.8: $4799
9.6: $2999
9:$3199
7:$2399
5:$1729

Farley - Trek Bicycle

9.8 is really tempting. Would look really nice with the correct sized DT Swiss BR2250 wheels I just ordered. I wonder what I could sell the carbon 27.5" wheels and tires for?
 

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Sorry no 29+ stuff around here. They came in completely unexpected. Not sure how soon the others will ship. I have a 9.8 on order...can't wait!


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Put my deposit down on a Farley today. Only one they have in the local shop now is a 5 but I am wanting either a 7 or 9.6 so it sounds like I will have first chance at whichever shows up first in my size. Can't really decide which until I can actually see them in person. I can see pros and cons to both. Do I really need a 4.7 in tire, but is the new 27.5 rim really necessary? On top of that, The owner of the store keeps trying to sell me the 9.8. I think that is way too much bike for my needs. At this point, it doesn't sound like I really have to make my decision until October, that is when they are scheduled to arrive. What would be youur model choice?
 

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I'm busy researching the 27.5x4 wheels now but the bike I think I want is the 9.6. It's going to be ridden primarily in the winter and on tracks made by snowmobiles or on the sand near the water (packed). Since we get some freeze/thaw here, I'll probably add studs to the tires. I don't need or want suspension at this point. The 27.5's are probably a good improvement over the 26x4's in terms of patch size.

If the 27.5's don't work, then I'll get a set of 26x5 wheels and have the best of both worlds. So that would be the downside.

J.
 

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I'm busy researching the 27.5x4 wheels now but the bike I think I want is the 9.6. It's going to be ridden primarily in the winter and on tracks made by snowmobiles . Since we get some freeze/thaw here, I'll probably add studs to the tires. I don't need or want suspension at this point. The 27.5's are probably a good improvement over the 26x4's in terms of patch size.

If the 27.5's don't work, then I'll get a set of 26x5 wheels and have the best of both worlds. So that would be the downside.

J.
This is pretty much where I stand right now. The only downside would be dropping a large amount of money on a 2nd wheel set.
 
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