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PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:00 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Howdy. I have a rather long inseam that often leads to a very unpleasant saddle to bar drop with 90s MTB geo. I also think too much exposed seatpost looks unattractive. I'm happy to have found the 22" GT triple triangle frames as they measure 22" center to center, which ends up being something like 24.5" C-T.

~80s MTB geo often seems to be better in this regard (longer seat tubes). Are there any other bikes/frames I should be looking at that would fit my legs? As short reach as possible and long seat tube is what I'm looking for.

I recently found a 24" seat tube Emmelle Cheetah. Have not been able to see it in person, but these seem to have a rather crap reputation. I guess it's something along these lines I'm looking for geo wise.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:14 pm 
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I think this is about the biggest i've ever seen. 69cm

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:40 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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dyna-ti wrote:
I think this is about the biggest i've ever seen. 69cm
Oh crap, that's a tall bike. Might even be too high for me. Don't think I should go over a 94 cm standover.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:35 am 
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It's a road bike. Different thing all together.
Largest MTB frame i've generally seen is around 23/24". Issue is usually getting a steerer long enough to get the bars high enough. Most of the big guys i've seen round here either have high rise stems and riser bars or back issues.

If you are after a tall but short reach bike, you might be better off narrowing your search a bit and look for the right length in the frame and use a long post, then find a fork with a REALLLLLLLLY long steerer.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:49 am 
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or try finding another of these?

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:15 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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MBUK had an article years ago about a custom built for Shaquille O'Neal by Cannondale...

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:36 pm 
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My first mountain bike was an Emelle Silver Challenge and I can indeed confirm they are crap. They weren't highly regarded even BITD and were only a small step up on the BSOs you get nowadays. It'll very likely be a hi-tensile steel frame too.

People didn't seem to worry about step over height until the late 80s/early 90s - hence many 80s mountain bikes looking as they do.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:51 pm 
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:13 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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mattr wrote:
Largest MTB frame i've generally seen is around 23/24".
24" is fine. Any models that spring to mind?

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Beauty!

greencat wrote:
My first mountain bike was an Emelle Silver Challenge and I can indeed confirm they are crap. They weren't highly regarded even BITD and were only a small step up on the BSOs you get nowadays. It'll very likely be a hi-tensile steel frame too.
Thanks for confirming! Wont be getting that.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2019 5:58 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Lo and behold. Stumpjumper at 25". Looks like a dream. Has anybody ever come across these?

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