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    Sizing issues

    I am a 5'1" girl, and a 20" bike feels to small for me. Is it, or is it just because I am use to slightly bigger mountain bikes.

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    Mostly because you're used to bigger bikes. I'm 5' 10", and a 20" feels perfectly natural to me.
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    The brake lever is on the handlebars, so no one can complain about that.
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    I'd make sure your on a bike with a 20.25 or 20.5 inch top tube and you should fit it fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mbbiker View Post
    I'd make sure your on a bike with a 20.25 or 20.5 inch top tube and you should fit it fine.
    Not always true. I'm 6' and ride an 18.75 top tube and love it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by midschool22 View Post
    Not always true. I'm 6' and ride an 18.75 top tube and love it.
    Hah. But thats because you ride flat.
    Quote Originally Posted by seau grateau View Post
    The brake lever is on the handlebars, so no one can complain about that.
    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
    If that was my house and you put your stupid bike in my flower garden to take a picture, I would come outside in my underwear and light you on fire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Street rider View Post
    Hah. But thats because you ride flat.




    I am thinking of going to the park and trying it out on the mini ramp to see how it works. The way I ride (grinds and deck stuff only), it should be fine.

    If Sunday would ever release the Grape Soda Aaron Ross, I might get that or a Forecaster.

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    OOOOOOOH that would be awesome.
    Quote Originally Posted by seau grateau View Post
    The brake lever is on the handlebars, so no one can complain about that.
    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
    If that was my house and you put your stupid bike in my flower garden to take a picture, I would come outside in my underwear and light you on fire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by midschool22 View Post
    Not always true. I'm 6' and ride an 18.75 top tube and love it.
    Whatever sizing charts I've always seen on-line 20.5 to 20.75 for someone 6' tall. As for 5'1" most any 20" bmx should work. BMX is different, seat is always in a lowered position so standing pedal is expected and rarely a seated pedal. I have a 20" wheel w/ 20.5 frame. I can't sit and pedal it. It's too small for me in that aspect, but I really can't tell any difference at 5'11" and standing, can't ride very far or very fast for any duration.

    LOL, go with a 20" wheel size, you're closer to the ground so when you fall, it isn't 24" wheel and frame that is taller & off the ground.
    Last edited by fuji86; 02-29-12 at 07:37 PM.

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    I'm 5'7'' and run a 20.5

    Every passing minute is another chance to turn it all around.

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    Op hasn't responded at all, but more input from me.

    How long are your legs in comparison to your torso? I have really short legs, which is also why a shorter tt feels ok for me. Just threw a bunch of spacers under the stem and threw on a nice tall pair of bars on. Comfy as hell.
    Quote Originally Posted by seau grateau View Post
    The brake lever is on the handlebars, so no one can complain about that.
    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
    If that was my house and you put your stupid bike in my flower garden to take a picture, I would come outside in my underwear and light you on fire.

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