WTB: XS or S bike for a newbie

Discussion in 'Classifieds' started by stevers, Jun 29, 2018.

  1. stevers

    stevers Member

    Location:
    Irvine
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    2016 Devinci Troy
    Looking for an XS or S mountain bike for a newbie friend. Preferably full suspension under $500. I realize this limits bikes to older bikes, but friend will likely ride it for a couple months before upgrading, or ditching the sport. Let me know what you got!
     
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  2. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara Ford
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 5010
    If the friend is a female, I have one:thumbsup:
     
  3. stevers

    stevers Member

    Location:
    Irvine
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    2016 Devinci Troy
    Yes, friend is a female about 5’ tall
     
  4. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara Ford
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 5010
    Oh darn, this is a medium frame so that won’t work
     
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  5. stevers

    stevers Member

    Location:
    Irvine
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    2016 Devinci Troy
    Ah, probably not. My best guess is a standover of 28" and top tube of < 22".
     
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  6. kioti

    kioti iMTB Rockstah

    Name:
    Jim Jennings
    Current Bike:
    ibis ripley
  7. Danmtchl

    Danmtchl Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Bakersfield
    Name:
    Dan
    Current Bike:
    2015 Devinci Troy Carbon 27.5
    I have a 2006 Giant Anthem 1, size 16 or small, that I am trying to sell for a friend. He wants $450 but willing to come down some. Can get you a pic if interested.
     
  8. stevers

    stevers Member

    Location:
    Irvine
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    2016 Devinci Troy
    Just looked up the geo and it looks like a small has an ETT of 23.2”. Seems too big to me!
     
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  9. Danmtchl

    Danmtchl Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Bakersfield
    Name:
    Dan
    Current Bike:
    2015 Devinci Troy Carbon 27.5
    That seems too long, will measure it out in the morning to make sure.
     
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  10. stevers

    stevers Member

    Location:
    Irvine
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    2016 Devinci Troy
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  11. kioti

    kioti iMTB Rockstah

    Name:
    Jim Jennings
    Current Bike:
    ibis ripley
    It might be a 26". Those tires don't come in 24", at least not on the CST website I just looked at. 20, 26, 27.5 and 29. Hope I didn't steer you wrong, @stevers. I'm guessing a confused seller.
     
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  12. Danmtchl

    Danmtchl Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Bakersfield
    Name:
    Dan
    Current Bike:
    2015 Devinci Troy Carbon 27.5
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    This is what I got, definitely not 23.2.0222BB69-5A8A-4B60-9A73-CA93CE5C5C74.jpeg
     
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  13. stevers

    stevers Member

    Location:
    Irvine
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    2016 Devinci Troy
    No no thanks for the lead! I also dont think mavic made 717s in 24” rims. Probably a typo or misinformed seller. Seller only has one post in pinkbike and hasnt been active. Probably long gone by now.
     
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  14. stevers

    stevers Member

    Location:
    Irvine
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    2016 Devinci Troy
    DM sent! The top tube looks to be about 22” or shorter.
     
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  15. kioti

    kioti iMTB Rockstah

    Name:
    Jim Jennings
    Current Bike:
    ibis ripley
    I rode an Anthem for awhile and it was great. Perfect for your friend if it fits, and @Danmtchl will treat you right.
     
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  16. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS
    @stevers

    What happened to your avatar?
     
  17. stevers

    stevers Member

    Location:
    Irvine
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    2016 Devinci Troy
    I don't know! I didn't change it. Maybe admins thought it was a caricature or something.
     
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  18. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower/Yeti 5C
    Hey hey hey! I know the admin and he had nothing to do with your avatar! :)
     
  19. Danimal

    Danimal Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Mission Viejo
    Name:
    Dan
    Current Bike:
    Rocky Mountain Altitude
    That's what you say....I dunno...maybe you're playin' avatar while sleep walking.
     
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