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    Kona Frame Sizes

    Firstly, let me apologize for yet another thread about frame sizes, but I really would like to get some opinions.

    I've just ordered a 16" Kona Explosif frame from a mail order company. I'm 5'7" and slight of build. The Gary Fisher frame I've been riding for 6 years is a 17" (pos 17.5) and is close in terms of standover height, yet has been a great ride nonetheless. Kona don't do a 17" Expolsif and I kinda feel the 18" would be too big. The kona website quotes the 16" as being suitable for heights 5' - 5'7" while the 18" for 5'7" to 6'. What do people think, have I ordered the right frame or will I need to send it back and get an 18".

    Many thanks in advance, and sorry for posting yet another thread about frame sizes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jst0076
    Firstly, let me apologize for yet another thread about frame sizes, but I really would like to get some opinions.

    I've just ordered a 16" Kona Explosif frame from a mail order company. I'm 5'7" and slight of build. The Gary Fisher frame I've been riding for 6 years is a 17" (pos 17.5) and is close in terms of standover height, yet has been a great ride nonetheless. Kona don't do a 17" Expolsif and I kinda feel the 18" would be too big. The kona website quotes the 16" as being suitable for heights 5' - 5'7" while the 18" for 5'7" to 6'. What do people think, have I ordered the right frame or will I need to send it back and get an 18".

    Many thanks in advance, and sorry for posting yet another thread about frame sizes.
    I'm 5'5 and ride a size 15 Specialized Hardrock, I'd say the 16" should be good.
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    my wife rides a 16" Cindercone and is 5'7". I ride an 18" Dawg at 6'2" but I have to use a longer seatpost.

    the 16 should be about right for you.
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    Cheers for your advice on this one guys, I feel better now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jst0076
    Cheers for your advice on this one guys, I feel better now.
    Welcome. Now just post pictures when you get the frame.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drunken Chicken
    Now just post pictures when you get the frame.
    I will do, but I reckon its going to be a work in progress as I just found out my existing forks won't take a disc brake (see my XC fork post) so it'll be a while before I can get the money together for new forks and wheels (pretty much everything on my existing bike is worn out).

    However having said that I have just found out that my fiancee has got a new job...........

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