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New bike! (soon)

jessmarimba2011-09-24 08:24:59 +0000 #1
Well ladies, I did it. I will soon be the owner of a 2010 Niner EMD!! (Price confirmed today but both the seller and I are taking trips this weekend, so I'll pick it up next week).

I need to pick a saddle, get the bars cut down (this guy had WIDE shoulders for someone my height), and tweak the general fit of the bike, but I'm pretty happy with it. And I actually clipped in today (for the first time in a year) to try it out...didn't have extra flat pedals to swap out. Eek! But not too bad, I might actually be able to re-learn with the clipless pedals on as long as I stay away from super technical stuff.

I've been wanting a new bike for so long but now that I found one I can't believe I made the investment. I'm terrified I'm going to decide, nah, changed my mind, hate mountain biking. Here goes!
Catrin2011-09-24 08:28:04 +0000 #2
Awesome! Congratulations on your lovely new bike

One of these days I would like to test-ride a 29'er just to see how one feels.
limewave2011-09-24 08:32:17 +0000 #3
I have some friends riding that model, they LOVE 'em. Congrats!
kimikaw2011-09-24 09:40:19 +0000 #4
Hooray and congrats. I was just wondering what you'd decided. Can't wait to see pictures!
Nick2011-09-24 09:46:25 +0000 #5
indysteel2011-09-24 10:14:47 +0000 #6
That's awesome! Congrats! Post pics when you have a chance.

P.S. I should probably ask this is a separate thread, how wide should bars be anyway? Is there an average size that most women (narrow shouldered women in particular) run? Do most women cut their bars down a bit?
jessmarimba2011-09-24 08:46:59 +0000 #7
I think it depends a lot on personal preference & the type of trails you ride, but this guy had pretty wide shoulders and liked even wider bars. I'll hook a tree with them, at the least, but they put my hands so wide that I can't really support my upper body (I have narrow shoulders).
jessmarimba2011-09-24 09:21:32 +0000 #8

Picked it up today, will post photos once it is home!!



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