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Offline Rowle

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Low option questions
« on: May 22, 2020, 03:14:38 PM »
Hi all,
New to the forum and have posted first in the “new member” part to say hello.

I am about to order a low version of the new 2020 xr (once the lockdown has ended).
Can anyone tell me what kind of real world lowering i can expect please.
I am 5’7” and have  29” leg - will this low suspension/seat combo be ok?

Any replies thankfully received.

Rowle

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Re: Low option questions
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2020, 04:00:30 PM »
*Originally Posted by Rowle [+]
Hi all,
New to the forum and have posted first in the “new member” part to say hello.

I am about to order a low version of the new 2020 xr (once the lockdown has ended).
Can anyone tell me what kind of real world lowering i can expect please.
I am 5’7” and have  29” leg - will this low suspension/seat combo be ok?

Any replies thankfully received.

Rowle

My legs just about the same I can get both feet down with the balls of my feet. Not on my tiptoes anymore. I am happy with the low suspension. Low seat is not the most comfortable seat but I am going to give it some more time. Only 500 miles so far.

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Re: Low option questions
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2020, 05:39:11 PM »
*Originally Posted by Rowle [+]
Hi all,
New to the forum and have posted first in the “new member” part to say hello.

I am about to order a low version of the new 2020 xr (once the lockdown has ended).
Can anyone tell me what kind of real world lowering i can expect please.
I am 5’7” and have  29” leg - will this low suspension/seat combo be ok?

Any replies thankfully received.

Rowle

Can't offer any advice I'm afraid but I'm interested in hearing/reading your posts on the new model. Has your dealer given you a date that you can collect it yet?

Offline Rowle

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Re: Low option questions
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2020, 05:47:46 PM »
Hi,
No my dealer is still “shut” so only emailing at the moment.
I,m still sorting my part exchange out.

Rowle

Offline E.SLC.

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Re: Low option questions
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2020, 08:56:57 PM »
Hello,
For whatever is worth I am new to this forum and XR and my bike is the 2018 model factory lowered to 31" my inseam is 30" and I feel much more comfortable on my bike rather than on the dealers bike in the showroom.
I am very happy with the lowered version.

Thank you,

Offline smithy

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Re: Low option questions
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2020, 09:52:12 PM »
*Originally Posted by E.SLC. [+]
Hello,
For whatever is worth I am new to this forum and XR and my bike is the 2018 model factory lowered to 31" my inseam is 30" and I feel much more comfortable on my bike rather than on the dealers bike in the showroom.
I am very happy with the lowered version.Thank you,

The new 2020 Gen-ll model is a tad lower than the earlier Gen-l models, the lowered 2020 version should suit a lot of "vertically challenged" riders, even moreso than the earlier model.

Smithy.
« Last Edit: May 22, 2020, 09:53:19 PM by smithy »
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Offline esso_sa

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Re: Low option questions
« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2020, 10:21:16 AM »
*Originally Posted by smithy [+]
The new 2020 Gen-ll model is a tad lower than the earlier Gen-l models, the lowered 2020 version should suit a lot of "vertically challenged" riders, even moreso than the earlier model.

Smithy.

That's correct, and I also have to add that the seat is narrower on 2020 model. It doesn't splay your legs like on the Gen 1, so that helps too in reaching the ground.

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Re: Low option questions
« Reply #7 on: Yesterday at 04:19:14 PM »
Personally I will never buy a factory low anything ever again. I would buy the standard height and have it lowered. This will give the option to raise it if and when you decide too. Or at least make it easier to re-sell.

Offline wessie

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Re: Low option questions
« Reply #8 on: Yesterday at 04:43:44 PM »
*Originally Posted by wascallyrabbit [+]
Personally I will never buy a factory low anything ever again. I would buy the standard height and have it lowered. This will give the option to raise it if and when you decide too. Or at least make it easier to re-sell.

I think in the UK at least, factory lowered bikes sell well. Just look at the number of posts about the subject. Demand exceeds supply over here.

 



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