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Pinehurst NC
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New to the brand, came here since Trek didn't get there act together fast enough for a Roscoe for my wife in Small. Looks like it happened for a reason. Don't see much around here on the bike or brand, bike will be here on a few days, Dropper, brakes, stem, grips will be here about the same time, this bike will inherit my Manitou Magnum Pro from my Stache in a month when I upgrade that 120 fork to a 140. She'll lose 10mm on the crossover, but she's not riding hard enough to notice.... more to come image003.jpg
 

Pinehurst NC
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Parts are starting to come in, 40mm stem and her 120mm dropper post showed up yesterday馃槑 brakes and pedals should be here this week, grips and the bike mid next week. She's pretty stoked
 

Pinehurst NC
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Bikes in and built. Overall impressed, bike came with a 3.0" High Roller front tire which was larger than I expected, and a little overkill for a 130mm bike, but it can be replaced. The stealth routing for the dropper on the small frame sucks, lots of cable damage, took almost 2 hours start to finish, my Stache was 15 min... still the sizing is perfect for her, nice clean cockpit with the shimano brakes and ispec mounts, slx feels closer to my xt great than ever before and the bike came with a sunrace 46t cassettes instead of the slx. Ride report from her tomorrow
 

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Her brakes just came today... she rode what it had... Shimano MT500 they were just fine, but the spec rotors just suck and kill the rest of the brakes power. Added stealth dropper (PIA to route on the small frame) 40mm stem and some other parts. Bike is the 15.5 Small, she's 5' on the nose and with the 120mm dropper she fit just right, 760mm bars are too wide for her, so we'll change that out, add her XT brakes and a 2.8" front tire (the 3.0 is overkill on a 130mm fork) speaking of the recon...its ok, noisy/heavy but seems to dampen all that we did. Looks like the fork was retrofitted for boost via machine work, also the house fron hubs appear to be 100mm hubs with new (and really loose) endcaps Resized_20171028_134958.jpg Resized_20171028_113446.jpg Resized_20171028_113405.jpg
 

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thought I'd update (since its such a hot thread right now lol)I decided to only install the RT76 XT rotors first on the stock MT500 Deore brakes, just to see what they really had..pads and rotors bedded in, back to the world of real braking, feel just as consistent and strong as my M8000 set! View attachment 1165178 View attachment 1165179 Resized_20171101_185208.jpg and I never really saw any images of the bike other than side profile shots when shopping.... so here is the current cockpit, with added dropper, grips, 40mm stem and Ispec SLX View attachment 1165182 sorry about the crap pedals.... wife's waiting on her Giro's...
 

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So, the whole reason I am here in orbea room is because my wife can鈥檛 get a Roscoe until end of January at the earliest. Looks like we are on the same path. Please let me know how she likes it. Also, the fit. If your wife were to grow 4鈥 overnight, would she need to go up a size, or stay with small? :lol:
 

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So, the whole reason I am here in orbea room is because my wife can鈥檛 get a Roscoe until end of January at the earliest. Looks like we are on the same path. Please let me know how she likes it. Also, the fit. If your wife were to grow 4鈥 overnight, would she need to go up a size, or stay with small? :lol:
We had a Roscoe in waiting... then they said Jan. 5'4" would fit wonderfully. I had to add the dropper and 40mm stem to make this bike small enough for her. Bikebling had the 17' H10 with fox fork, and SLX drivetrain for less than the 18'.... but my wife didn't dig the colorway. Can take any measurements you need as well- bike rides great, slacker than you think, reach is long ish for tbe size.
 

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Shes still loving it! Changed the bars and the forks 28699200_1783989888564005_2158922066697228074_o.jpg
 

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Been looking for a bike for my fianc茅. She鈥檚 five foot even as well. I noticed that the standover in this bike is almost 31 inches. Does she have any issues with that on this bike. The reach looks perfect for her but stand over by the numbers looks a bit tall for her.
 

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Nope, she's a short inseam too. The dropper did help though, as she can now just tap the dropper, instead of getting stuck between the seat and the bars lol. But she had plenty of standover, it's 30" like 8" from the seat.
 

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Yah my fianc茅 is a 27鈥 inseam at best. Her current bike is 28.5 inches from mid saddle to the pedal at its lowest point. We were considering the Santa Cruz Chameleon but a dropper was a no go at its minimum insert and extension, and the reach was an issue. The reach on the Loki seems perfect but I was hesitant with seeing the stand over numbers and thinking that it may be way too tall for her.
 

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The actual standover is less if she can snuggle up to the seat when dismounting, but with the dropper, it's perfect. Its been a great bike for her, needed a shorter stem and narrower bars, but the rest was great. I'd go for this year's H10 vs the H20 though, unless you have some upgrade stuff laying sitting around like I did. Lmk if you need any other pics or measurements
 

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Nice choice, that's what we ordered at bikebling.com in light blue 15.5, but there was a mix up and they didn't have that colorway... and she didn't dig the black and purple, so they cut me a really deep discount on the 18. Nice group. Post some pics when you get it!
 

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So how is the Loki/Laufey treating her? Any internally routed cable noise? How hard was it to route the brake hose and how does it exit the bottom of the frame..... small hole or access door?

I'm days, or even hours away from ordering a 2019 Laufey H-LTD for myself as my one any only bike, and any info - good or bad, is very much appreciated!
 

Pinehurst NC
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No noise, the dropper routing it the tightest I've ever seen. Not 1 issue toward the negative to date! I'm not far from selling my 140mm HT and doing what you're doing!
 
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I'll second Charlie's positive sentiment. Got my Loki in March, the H10 flavor. Loving that bike! The Orbea grips suck and the digit seat post was a novel idea but my only negative checkmark against the Loki. Most will eventually run a dropper if not right off the bat.
 
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