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 Post subject: Voltage owners
PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2013 8:53 pm 
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Location: Brentwood
I've been looking for a voltage for a while I have just seen a decent deal on a 2011 fr30. Only problem is its a short and I was looking for a long I'm 5-11/180cm and I seem to be right in the middle on the Scott chart. What do you reckon long or short ?


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 Post subject: Re: voltage owners
PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2013 6:54 am 
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Location: braintree , and leytonstone
Hardly any difference mate you wont notice it!

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 Post subject: Re: voltage owners
PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2013 6:55 am 
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You'll be to busy holding on!

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 Post subject: Re: voltage owners
PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2013 7:39 am 
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I'm 1.80 and I went for the long version. Its still a personal preference though.


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 Post subject: Re: voltage owners
PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2013 9:24 am 
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Hey Harkin...

It really depends on what your riding - local trails and jump stuff = smaller frame / more open DH stuff = larger. Generally the larger a bike the better it is at speed but less agile it will be. Ive never owned a voltage but did own a gambler which had a very similar sizing figures in the geo

The only difference between the 2 sizes is reach.. like the gambler
http://dfp2hfrf3mn0u.cloudfront.net/188 ... inal_1.jpg
379mm on the small and 404mm on the large.

if you compare that to other brands you will see that 390-405 is a standard for a medium bikes reach

Transition tr450 medium - 398mm
Santa cruz V10 medium - 389-401mm
Trek Session - 390mm

So the large voltage is like a largish medium which at 5"11 is probably about right. I also picked up this from a vital review http://www.vitalmtb.com/product/feature ... e-Bike,107

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I was testing a large frame and found it incredibly easy to maneuver. Considering it was a "long" size frame and the fact that Iā€™m 5ā€™10ā€™ā€™ tall, the sizing of the bike did feel a bit small. I would have felt cramped on a "short" size. Consider this when purchasing a Voltage frame or complete bike.


Again ive only ever done carpark riding on voltages so im purely working off the figures, and experience with the gambler.


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 Post subject: Re: voltage owners
PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2013 9:49 am 
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Thanks guys, food for thought. I might go have a look at the short but I did ride Brian's long and don't remember it feeling too long


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 Post subject: Re: voltage owners
PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2013 9:50 am 
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If you notice 25mm i will eat my hat!

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 Post subject: Re: voltage owners
PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2013 9:54 am 
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Lol I think short will be fine localy and if I hit bigger down hill at any time I guess I could lengthen the wheel base with the long chain stays


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