Mountain Biking - bike size help
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05-23-07, 04:33 PM
This may seem like a dumb question but I'm buying a new stumpjumper hardtail and I'm wondering what frame size I should get. I am 5' 9'' and have a 32" inseam. Should I go for the 18" or the 19" and why.
-Thanks guys :)
05-23-07, 05:25 PM
Well, you're a normal size. No bike shops in any of the surrounding cities carry any bikes my size in stock. try being 6'7" it blows for stuff like this. i've yet to find a bike.
05-23-07, 07:13 PM
Don't ask us, test ride.
We know everything else in the world of biking except which one to buy. You are on your own for that. Once you have a bike come back for endless debate about identical parts that perform equally :p
05-23-07, 07:51 PM
Yeah, test ride first. If you're still undecided, I'm 5'9" with a 30" inseam and I ride a 17" Rockhopper. My 6', (30.5" inseam) son rides the same bike. He says it's a little small, but on a technical trail, he likes it that way. It's easier to throw the bike around when it's a tad small (but not too small). Try running a few searches on this forum. You'll find some previous threads about bike size with comments about buying a bike that is on the large side, perfect fit or small side.
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