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  1. #1
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    I got my dream bike...2013 Specialized Fate Expert

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    I tried out all types of bikes but the only 29er carbon hardtail that had the lowest standover for my 5ft1in body was the Specialized Fate. There was a 2013 Specialized Fate Expert on sale with my favorite bright pink color striped onto black.

    I didn't like the 27.5 bikes after demoing a few.

    Here is my new bike!! Yipee!

    I will be selling my 2010 Torquoise Blue Size Small Santa Cruz Juliana with R kit soon. Email me if any of you are interested.
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    2014 Liv Lust
    2013 Specialized Fate Expert with carbon wheelset (sold)
    2012 Specialized Amira Elite
    2010 Santa Cruz Juliana with R kit and Crampon pedals (sold)

    2011 Specialized Ariel Sport,suspension post,Serfas Rx Women's Microfiber saddle (sold)

  2. #2
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    I got my dream bike...2013 Specialized Fate Expert

    Pretty!
    2015 Liv Intrigue 2
    Pro Mongoose Titanium Singlespeed
    2012 Trek Madone 4.6 Compact SRAM

  3. #3
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    Nice bike!
    2013 Specialized Myka FSR Comp
    2013 Specialized Ruby Sport (carbon)
    2014 Salsa Vaya 3 (steel)
    2014 Felt Z75

  4. #4
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    I'm glad you got the bike you've been dreaming of.
    Living life like there's no tomorrow.

    http://gorgebikefitter.com/


    2007 Look Dura Ace
    2010 Custom Tonic cross with discs, SRAM
    2012 Moots YBB 2 x 10 Shimano XTR
    2014 Soma B-Side SS

  5. #5
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    Thanks for your wonderful wishes!

    Teamestrogen members have been really wonderful for me (a first time biker starting only 2.5 years ago - I didn't even know what shifters did back then)!
    2014 Liv Lust
    2013 Specialized Fate Expert with carbon wheelset (sold)
    2012 Specialized Amira Elite
    2010 Santa Cruz Juliana with R kit and Crampon pedals (sold)

    2011 Specialized Ariel Sport,suspension post,Serfas Rx Women's Microfiber saddle (sold)

  6. #6
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    Ooh, that's a sharp-looking bike. Congratulations!
    At least I don't leave slime trails.
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    2009 Giant Avail 3 |Specialized Jett 143

    2013 Charge Filter Apex| Specialized Jett 143
    1996(?) Giant Iguana 630|Specialized Riva


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  7. #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by TigerMom View Post
    I tried out all types of bikes but the only 29er carbon hardtail that had the lowest standover for my 5ft1in body was the Specialized Fate. There was a 2013 Specialized Fate Expert on sale with my favorite bright pink color striped onto black.

    I didn't like the 27.5 bikes after demoing a few.

    Here is my new bike!! Yipee!

    I will be selling my 2010 Torquoise Blue Size Small Santa Cruz Juliana with R kit soon. Email me if any of you are interested.
    Congrats Tiger!! Nice ride.
    well, I would be interested in buying that. COuld you please provide me with some more details ? Thanks
    I hope your earlier choice was similarly good to the new one

  8. #8
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    Feb 2014
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    Congrats on the bike. A friend of mine with whom we ride all the time has this bike and she is more than happy with it!

  9. #9
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    Still dialing into my bike and trying to figure out the optimal settings for me with the Specialized brain fork and my seat height (high enough for climbing but low enough to feel controlled for turns). But I rode the most number of mountain biking miles that I have ever done thus far...13 miles 2700 ft elevation. I didn't fall even though I went clipless (I try to only go clipless on fireroads or roads that I am familiar with). Woohoo! Always a great bike day when everyone returns home safe.

    Yes, I took a nap today to recover.

    Yes, I love my new Specialized Fate 29er carbon hardtail....especially since I have not yet hit my crotch while getting on my bike on a steep uphill (unlike with the other small 29ers that I tried with my 5ft1in body).
    Last edited by TigerMom; 02-14-2014 at 06:51 PM.
    2014 Liv Lust
    2013 Specialized Fate Expert with carbon wheelset (sold)
    2012 Specialized Amira Elite
    2010 Santa Cruz Juliana with R kit and Crampon pedals (sold)

    2011 Specialized Ariel Sport,suspension post,Serfas Rx Women's Microfiber saddle (sold)

  10. #10
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    Congratulations TigerMom, it sounds like love on Valentine's Day

  11. #11
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    I got my dream bike...2013 Specialized Fate Expert

    I have a brain and I don't mess with it too much. (The one on the bike, not the one in my head). When I ride super technical trails I turn it all the way up, otherwise I just leave it in the middle.
    2015 Liv Intrigue 2
    Pro Mongoose Titanium Singlespeed
    2012 Trek Madone 4.6 Compact SRAM

  12. #12
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    Quote Originally Posted by Irulan View Post
    I have a brain and I don't mess with it too much. (The one on the bike, not the one in my head). When I ride super technical trails I turn it all the way up, otherwise I just leave it in the middle.
    I do agree, that once I figure out my front fork's frame, I probably won't touch it for a while. I'm trying to figure out the amount of front air, the rebound speed and the rebound firmness that I like for my riding style. Charts are helpful, but I am still testing out the different modes.

    Thanks for all the encouragements everyone!
    2014 Liv Lust
    2013 Specialized Fate Expert with carbon wheelset (sold)
    2012 Specialized Amira Elite
    2010 Santa Cruz Juliana with R kit and Crampon pedals (sold)

    2011 Specialized Ariel Sport,suspension post,Serfas Rx Women's Microfiber saddle (sold)

  13. #13
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    The air guide line my shop gave me is to put your bodyweight in air into the shock, and then adjust so that when you compress the suspension just by getting on the bike you use about 20% of travel.
    2015 Liv Intrigue 2
    Pro Mongoose Titanium Singlespeed
    2012 Trek Madone 4.6 Compact SRAM

  14. #14
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    Feb 2014
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    USA, NYC
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    Congrats on the bike, looks awesome!

  15. #15
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    I have to say, that's a damn fine bike! Well done!

 

 

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