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Originally Posted by midschool22
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 08:37 PM.