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    Will they fit?

    I am new to bikeing. My Daughter left 2 bikes at my house when she moved. One is a trek 4900
    18" and the other one is a Trek Navigater 300 14.5". I am 275 pounds and 5'11" tall. Which bike will come closer to fitting me?

    Thank for helping me

    Joe

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    4900. The 14.5 is a women's bike for sure. That is what my wife rides
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    18" should fit you about right.

    The 14.5" is pretty small.

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    I agree that the 18" will come closer to fitting you more properly than the other (much smaller) one.
    At 6' tall I ride a 17" bike, which is just slightly too small for me but I ride a size smaller for a reason.
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    I'm 6'1 and ride a Trek mtb size 19.5 inch, great fit, perfect!. So the 18 should fit you fairly well!

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    I'm 5'9", 300 lbs and on the Trek 820 (which I believe has the same geometry as a 4900) the 18" is what felt best to me during test rides. Good luck!

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    I'm 5' 10" with 30" inseam and I ride a 17" bike and like the fit

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    What's your inseam? Height really doesn't matter as much as the leg length does. I'm all torso with short legs. I'm 5'11", but ride only an 18" on my old Trek Navigator 300.
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