Mountain Biking - 38 inch Inside Leg? 29er plus what frame size??
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10-03-05, 05:59 AM
my LBS is uesless at sizing. they dont know how to size.
im 6ft 7inches tall. My inside leg seam is 38 inches.
i read i should be going for a 29er.
if thats the case then,
what frame size should i go for based on my measurements??
any help will be appreciated.
10-03-05, 09:55 AM
To be honest I am 6'5 with a 36" inseam. I can ride 26" wheel bikes just fine. It depends on how you want them to fit. I like them to fit a little small. If you want a roadie type fit, then definately look at a 29er :)
10-03-05, 10:05 AM
What style of riding do you plan to do? I ride XC/street. I'm 6'4" with 34" inseam. I ride a 20" frame. It's a difficult task finding a bike to fit when you can't ride it first. Do you have access to a large LBS with a good inventory?
You're around a 21 or 23" frame depending on how you like the bike to fit. With most mass produced (re: Fisher) 29er's, I ride the same size bike (19") as I do in a 26" frame, except for On-One and Surly where I ride a size smaller due to their higher standover and longish top tubes.
i am 6'3" and have a 34 inch inseam. i ride a 21 inch fisher mt tam frame. it is a little big but its nice with the 29ers. if you get a 23 inch frame it should be fine. maybe get a thomson layback seatpost and like a 100mm stem. that should fit pretty good.
A Thompson layback post has NO MORE OFFSET THAN A STANDARD POST. Your seat will go NO farther back than stock. Someone needs to make this a sticky, it seems I post this once a week sometimes.
10-04-05, 11:26 PM
A big question that you haven't answered is how you want to ride. I don't know how much riding experience you have, so this is probably a hard question to answer.
The short answer is there is no short answer. If you are going to be doing tricks and such, you might want a smaller frame. If you are going to be doing non-technical singletrack and trails, you might want a larger frame.
I've seen very good riders with very different preferences, so there's no reason why you can be limited to one frame size. Just make sure you're comfortable on the bike.
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