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  1. #16
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    I am 5' 6" tall with a short torso and longer legs. I tried a Medium Fatboy which would be like the large Hellga and I could have gone with either. I did feel a tad bit more stretched out on the Med fatboy so went with the Med Hellga. The geometry of the Med Hellga is spot on with the mountain bike I have (Remedy) so, I think it is a good fit.
    2012 Trek Lexa SL
    2012 Giant TCX2
    2015 Trek Remedy 7
    2016 Trek Lexa C
    2016 Specialized Hellga-Fat Bike

  2. #17
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    Feb 2005
    Location
    Concord, MA
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    I looked at the geometry of the Hellga. They do not have x-smalls (unusual for Specialized), but the small has a 26.8" standover, which is in the ballpark with my Trek Silque (27.6). It also has 165mm cranks, a necessity for me. They are on sale at my LBS...
    2015 Trek Silque SSL
    Specialized Oura

    2011 Guru Praemio
    Specialized Oura
    2017 Specialized Ariel Sport

  3. #18
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    477
    Quote Originally Posted by Crankin View Post
    I looked at the geometry of the Hellga. They do not have x-smalls (unusual for Specialized), but the small has a 26.8" standover, which is in the ballpark with my Trek Silque (27.6). It also has 165mm cranks, a necessity for me. They are on sale at my LBS...

    The sale is the reason I pulled the trigger.

    I really need to stop buying bikes LOL But like they say "you only live once" I think this fat bike will be super fun and there are some races I may enter in MI for fun. I already found a group ride in my area, just need to get the bike home now.
    2012 Trek Lexa SL
    2012 Giant TCX2
    2015 Trek Remedy 7
    2016 Trek Lexa C
    2016 Specialized Hellga-Fat Bike

  4. #19
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Concord, MA
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    Yeah, I don't think Surly is the brand for me.
    I really *don't* need this bike. And... we need snow! Obviously, I won't be racing, but something is pulling me toward this bike. It's going to be rainy on Sunday, so I might just stop by the LBS Trek Chick, I am a firm believer in you only live once. It started after my uncle died at age 52. That's why we've upped our travel and are downsizing a bit earlier than planned, so we will have $ to continue traveling. Cycling and x country skiing is what we do, so I don't feel badly about spending the $, as others spend on things a lot less healthy!
    2015 Trek Silque SSL
    Specialized Oura

    2011 Guru Praemio
    Specialized Oura
    2017 Specialized Ariel Sport

  5. #20
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    477
    We have no snow either. Funny how I am wishing for it now. I intended to just stop by for a test ride too and once I sat on it and rode it a bit, I fell instantly in love. I hope you do end up getting one too

    Mine was kind of a birthday present to myself. (or at least that's what I keep telling myself)

    Since I worked last season at my local Trek dealer and got such a great discount, this will be the 3rd bike purchase for me in one year. I really did not need another bike. I am running out of storage space!
    2012 Trek Lexa SL
    2012 Giant TCX2
    2015 Trek Remedy 7
    2016 Trek Lexa C
    2016 Specialized Hellga-Fat Bike

  6. #21
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Indianapolis, Indiana
    Posts
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    I love Surly! Wishing you fun with all of the new bikes and post many pictures and ride-stories for us to drool over

 

 

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