What I meant by "sitting time," is pretty much how you explained it. It's tough to be "comfortable" sitting on the DJ. The seat tube is very short. When I ride XC trails, I do sit about 50% of the time, so on the DJ it makes it a bit uncomfortable after awhile.Joules said:The seat tube is very short, and is the same length in both sizes. I'm not sure what nixgame meant by sitting time, but I can't get a saddle to XC height on my DJ; a 410mm post isn't enough.
If the seat tube and TT length are workable, for an XC bike in your size... You can't run a front derailleur (which you may not want/need to, also you can run a hammerschmidt), and the head angle is a little slacker than most XC bikes - I don't know that I'd even call that a bad thing, just something to be aware of. It's built like a tank compared to any XC hardtail, but you already know that.
Black ones had the stop also the Turquoise and Black had the stop in the catalog, but the production frame didn't.Joules said:They did have a stop for an FD at one point, mine has it ('05, I think, whenever they were silver). The ones Jenson shows don't have it.