Join Date: Jun 2005
Bikes: 06 Lemond Reno, 98 GT Timberline mtn.bike
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Would there be any Giant (no pun intended) dealers in your area? On a hunch, I went to the Giant website just to check out the geometry on their bikes (knowing they carry XL size bikes). I found that the Giant Iguana (decent mtn.bike to start out on) in a large(21"), has a 24.1" (61.2) top tube, and a 32.8" standover height. It isn't a 29'er, but with your inseam, that may not be necessary. Might be at least worth testing one, if available, just to see how it feels. Then you'd know for sure if you're going to need that extra top tube length in a mtn.bike.
Last edited by freeranger; 08-21-05 at 05:29 PM.