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 Post subject: Re: Genesis Latitude
PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2013 2:47 pm 
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Location: Stockport, staring at the Peaks
After an 853 frame to replace my 853 Sanderson Life - hands down the most exquisite frame I've had the pleasure of but finally had to admit it's just a touch too long for me :cry:

Totally besotted with the 853 ride quality though and this seems ideal to me...


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 Post subject: Re: Genesis Latitude
PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2013 4:36 pm 
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Got to admit to having got an Altitude 853 frame for very reasonable money earlier this year , ran with 10mm at first then picked up some 150 RS and dropped them to 120 , loving it more the more I ride it .


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 Post subject: Re: Genesis Latitude
PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2013 11:41 pm 
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This is very positive, if potentially expensive for me!

Cheers guys :)


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 Post subject: Re: Genesis Latitude
PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2013 8:16 am 
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For you Elpeddro, piccies to make you want to spend money , what size is your Sanderson ? I 'm running a 17.5 Altitude but I know I'm a bit taller than you , I thought (if memory serves me correct ) that most of the UK ish steel HT's were about the same length (Cotics are slightly longer in TT but not much ) so wouldhave thought an inline post and 60>70mm stem would have worked .
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 Post subject: Re: Genesis Latitude
PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2013 5:49 pm 
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Nice to see a bit of genesis love on here (even though yours are nicer than mine!)


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 Post subject: Re: Genesis Latitude
PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2013 8:43 am 
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You haven't seen all the chips and scratches on mine , tis a bit scruffy paintwork wise but with the price I paid for the frame I was ok with the marks , may get it repainted when I've built the Lava Dome but that may take a few months !


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 Post subject: Re: Genesis Latitude
PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2013 11:15 am 
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I'm short in the legs so do like a decent top tube stretch, but at a horizontal 24.5" the Sanderson is just a touch too far!


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Quick update, I have changed the stock bar and stem combo for something wider and shorter. Also wanted to drop the height (the bike came with too many spacers) - much improved. Cornering feels much better, wanders a bit more on the way up but that's a compromise I'm willing to make.

Excuse hte poor photos, they were taken a while ago :oops:

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 Post subject: Re: Genesis Latitude
PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2014 8:51 pm 
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Haven't been out as much as I had hoped so far this summer (work and family commitments) but love it when I do...

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Nice new riding spot discovered

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New riding spot, gotta love that! :D

Afraid mine's not seen much abuse recently either, it's been all about the Mojo this year...


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