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Looks like I have to sell the Willits Trail King. It is my wife's and the standover height is just too much. So, I need some ideas...she wants gears (the Trail King actually has two rear cogs) 1X9 would be fine...she is OK with a hardtail...I thought a Soma Juice may work. The Trail King has hydros and a King headset along with a Maverick DUC 32. Would that work on the Juice? The Somafab website says the geo is designed to accommodate an 80mm travel front fork. Will the DUC 32 work? Should I strip all the usable parts off the Willits and then sell the frame? Or sell it as is and build up the new bike with new stuff?

My wife is 5'8" with long legs but still would like something with more standover. Any suggestions greatly appreciated.
 

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Dude,seriously :eek: simple asnwer = Soul Cycles Dillinger! And if you're not too picky they still might have some of the ones on sale with small paint blemishes - can't beat an EBB, Scandium XC HT frame for $200-250. Standover on them looks real roomy, check them out http://www.ridesoul.com/
 

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I'd look for:
- 26er for more standover at 5'8"
- full suspension instead of that thudder
- 3 x 9 unless she really thinks she will have more fun with less gears
 

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26er?

I was thinking the same thing. I have a Stumpy 29er, and like it very much. Maybe a 26er Spesh might be a good choice.

bmw said:
I'd look for:
- 26er for more standover at 5'8"
- full suspension instead of that thudder
- 3 x 9 unless she really thinks she will have more fun with less gears
 

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Paladin said:
I was thinking the same thing. I have a Stumpy 29er, and like it very much. Maybe a 26er Spesh might be a good choice.
At 5'8" no reason to go 26" unless she prefers it. Lots of bikes w/ more standover. My wife is 5'5" and rides a q-ball; no issues w/ standover.
 

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What is all of this 26er blasphemy!?!

Standover on 29ers can be enormous...err...very short, even for the very short. Not that you'd need to go this crazy custom, but an extreme example, nonetheless:
 

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Let the wife ride a 26er her size.... Unless she can do tons of pull ups and pushups then put her on a faster steering bike. 29er do require a bit more upper body strength, specially SS..

Tons of 26ers for sale....
 

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Perhaps a shock with a lower axel to crown might do the trick. It looks like there is plenty of seatpost showing. I don't know how she is going to get much more standover from another frame.
 

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LyNx said:
Dude,seriously :eek: simple asnwer = Soul Cycles Dillinger! And if you're not too picky they still might have some of the ones on sale with small paint blemishes - can't beat an EBB, Scandium XC HT frame for $200-250. Standover on them looks real roomy, check them out http://www.ridesoul.com/
Is the Dillinger scandium? Their website says Easton Ultralite Race.
And the price is almost 400.
Kindly elighten me.
Thanks.
 

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Ok, I just saw the clearance prices, which explain the 200-250 price range.
But I'm still clueless on the tube material.

Thanks.
 

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could you send it to willits and have him modify the top tube? if she likes the bike overall then see if he can do anything. its not like the paint job on it was super elaborate, so at least you're not killing that. however, i have no personal experience with custom builders as far as price and a time span for a job like that. a phone call/email probably wouldnt hurt
 

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Ditch the wife,Keep the bike! The bike will never cheat on you....
 

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Nice bike..

Nice bike, what is it? It is beautiful.

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What is all of this 26er blasphemy!?!

Standover on 29ers can be enormous...err...very short, even for the very short. Not that you'd need to go this crazy custom, but an extreme example, nonetheless:
 

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Just Curious. How did this happen? Were her measurements taken into consideration when the frame was made? Or was it not a custom build for her?
 

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202cycle said:
That bike is second hand, it was built for me, and I sold it a while back.
ahh that explains it.
 
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