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Does anyone know where I can purchase a 2007 Apache 6.0 -- in a medium frame?

RS Cycles has the 2006 in Medium, where REI has the small and large. I'm currently torn between the '06 medium at RS versus a large '07 from REI. But the black is pulling me as are the later dated components.

I'm 5'10" w/ a 30" inseam and fall between medium and large, but with my current K2 Zed, the medium frame fits well.

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pmrowczy said:
Does anyone know where I can purchase a 2007 Apache 6.0 -- in a medium frame?

RS Cycles has the 2006 in Medium, where REI has the small and large. I'm currently torn between the '06 medium at RS versus a large '07 from REI. But the black is pulling me as are the later dated components.

I'm 5'10" w/ a 30" inseam and fall between medium and large, but with my current K2 Zed, the medium frame fits well.

Thanks!
Go with the large. I'm 5'10 w/ a 31" inseam & the large fits perfect. I also run a 105mm stem.

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If you're interested-I might be parting with my 2006 Apache Medium 6.0--same components (exactly) as the 2007. Biggest dif with mine is I run a Cane Creek Cloud 9 for a rear shock (way, way better than the manitou shock btw).

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Superb - why part with the Apache? It's a sweet machine!
 

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It is indeed a sweet machine. I only own 1 bike (and ergo ride one bike) at a time. So whenever I feel like trying something new I sell whatever I presently own--

To date I've owned exclusively short travel dual suspension xc bikes (of which the Apache is the finest example I've ridden). But I'd like to try something new. Either:

A Burley 5/6 inch travel AM type machine (Iron Huffy MKIII, Banshee Pyre are at the top of the list) or go for broke and get a rugged trail oriented custom steel hard tail (I'm very interested in going with Thylacine)..both of these take money-and I'm not really allowed to own two bikes at the same time....

I've though about just selling the frame because the parts on the 6.0 have been sterling! The Juicy 7's and the R7 super are just fantastic. The real surprise has been the American Classic 350 wheelset--only 1600 grams of deep rim delight-I figured they'd fall apart-but a year later they're still rolling wonderfully-ad are still true! I did just recently replace the stock hub bearing with Enduro bearing (and put some enduro bearings in my headset, and BB as well!).-but other than that they've handled year round new england slugging with distinction and aplomb.

Yeah, the apache has been a sweet ride!
 

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Thanks everyone! I found one at REI - Seattle still in the box. They're going to ship it to the San Jose store and I'll pick it up there.

I did try the large 5.0, there was an inch of clearance for standover which is slightly disconcerting. Its something I'd rather not worry about.
 

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Of the two bikes you mention Superb, MkIII is the way to go. Keep it in house~
 

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Of the two bikes you mention Superb, MkIII is the way to go. Keep it in house~
I agree with Greenlight. I have a MkIII (as well as my Apache) & its a great all mtn bike. We have a lot of diverse riding up here in the NW so if I want to go fast & uphill I ride the Apache but if its slow, technical & rooty I choose the MKIII. I have mine set up pretty light with Crossmax SL's & tubless 2.0 tires. Its a really fun bike that replaced my too small Lithium (which was a great bike too). Good luck & tell us what you get.

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Of course, there is the Lithium 575 - the creme de la creme of the Lithium line! You might be able to find a decent Tirade frame floating aroud as well.
 
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