I would suggest you to try shorter arms maybe from a friend or from a shop because i switched from 175 to 165(some areas i ride are rocky enough that few riders are there without snow). My inseam is 34.5 so for me it is 100% better. I guess you can decide after you try, maybe 170. Maybe you can find a 2.6 you like for rear(my new bike came with Rekon and i enjoyed it these last 3.5 months).Hey guys, just ordered a middle child!
I do have a quick question. Im planning to build it up with a 120mm fox 34. Is this enough fork, or do you think the bb will be too low?
I’ll be running 29x2.5-2.8 tires (I change them out a lot, but that will be the average.
My riding is all XC, no big jumps but it is rocky. Also, I pretty much have to stick with 175mm crank arms (38” inseam).
I saw that hard tail party set his up with a 120mm fork but don’t know his crank length/curious to hear ride reports.