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I just took my first ride on my new Gary Fisher Superfly, and a had a question about the geometry: are these bikes longer than a typical 26er?

I'm used to a medium Santa Cruz Blur LT with a normal seatpost (no setback) and a 100mm zero degree rise stem mated to a low rise Easton EA70.

The new configuration is a 90mm 7 degree negative rise mated to the stock Bontrager sweeping bars, which are significantly different in every way that I don't want to make any harsh decisions.

After speaking to other friends with 29ers, they said that the bike should feel like it "fits" regardless of the wheelsize, and that the Superfly does fit a bit longer than other bikes; is this true?

If so, I'm thinking about swapping out the stock stem for a Thomson X4 70mm zero degree and an Easton Monkeylite SL low rise bar in an effort to return the geometry back to what I'm used to.

Any feedback from riders who made the switch and have some miles on their Superfly's would be greatly appreciated!
 

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I had a fly. Its all about fit. Go ahead change the handle bars and stem. Do whatever you have to to make it work. Its a superlight bike. I had NO trouble throwing it around. Good luck!
 

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I just took my first ride on my new Gary Fisher Superfly, and a had a question about the geometry: are these bikes longer than a typical 26er?

I'm used to a medium Santa Cruz Blur LT with a normal seatpost (no setback) and a 100mm zero degree rise stem mated to a low rise Easton EA70.

The new configuration is a 90mm 7 degree negative rise mated to the stock Bontrager sweeping bars, which are significantly different in every way that I don't want to make any harsh decisions.

After speaking to other friends with 29ers, they said that the bike should feel like it "fits" regardless of the wheelsize, and that the Superfly does fit a bit longer than other bikes; is this true?

If so, I'm thinking about swapping out the stock stem for a Thomson X4 70mm zero degree and an Easton Monkeylite SL low rise bar in an effort to return the geometry back to what I'm used to.

Any feedback from riders who made the switch and have some miles on their Superfly's would be greatly appreciated!
The Superfly like other G2 bikes by GF are pretty slack angles and why I like them btw...just bought a Paragon. The biggest difference is seat tube angle. If using the same post and position, you will be more behind the BB on the Superfly. Consider pushing your seat forward before changing out the stem. Sounds like you could have purchased a size smaller for a better fit. Not a show stopper but comparing top tubes is only part of the fit equation.
 
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