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    cycling n00b Black Shuck's Avatar
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    Kona Hoss sizing?

    I'm thinking of getting a mtb for winter riding(think 2-3' of snow and -20C) and am somewhat n00bish about mtb sizes. I'm pretty sure I want the 16" or the 18", I'm 5'7" with shortish torso, normal arms and legs. A store I can order from has the 06 Hoss Deluxe at a nice discount right now.

    I ride a Thorn touring bike that has a 55cm "virtual" tt, it could probably be a couple of cm shorter to fit me really well but is close enough. Any sizing gurus want to give me a hand?

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    I'm not a guru by any stretch, but here's a data point for you to consider:

    I'm 6'1" with a longish torso and ride an 18" Hoss. Fits me perfectly.

    My road bike is a 58cm Trek 1500.

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    The Site Administrator: Currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes,please contact my assistnt admins for forum issues Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
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    SOunds like the 16 to me as well!
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    cycling n00b Black Shuck's Avatar
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    Hehe yeah 16" it is then ;-)

    Guess I *should* give myself a week to see if I cool off...

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    The Site Administrator: Currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes,please contact my assistnt admins for forum issues Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Black Shuck View Post
    Hehe yeah 16" it is then ;-)

    Guess I *should* give myself a week to see if I cool off...
    Nope, go out first thing in the morning and BUY it! If you give yourself a "cooling off" period, that's exactly what will happen. You'll cool off and not buy the bike.
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    Perma-n00b Askel's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Black Shuck View Post
    Guess I *should* give myself a week to see if I cool off...


    Wait until winter, you'll cool off plenty then.

    In the meantime, buy the bike.

    And when you do go out winter riding, post some pictures of it. Sounds like fun, we've got almost the same winter conditions here. Although maybe that explains all the Finnish-Americans living in my neighborhood.

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    cycling n00b Black Shuck's Avatar
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    i have some pics of me on last years fixed winter clunker. Broke the BB spindle on that one after a month or so...

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    I did some touring on da UP, this Summer, eh? Had a blast and I'm coming back up next Summer as well! I'll spend a month or so up dere I tink!
    Quote Originally Posted by Askel View Post
    Wait until winter, you'll cool off plenty then.

    In the meantime, buy the bike.

    And when you do go out winter riding, post some pictures of it. Sounds like fun, we've got almost the same winter conditions here. Although maybe that explains all the Finnish-Americans living in my neighborhood.
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    Well i went ahead and ordered...with a bit of luck it'll be here on friday

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