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Old 10-08-02, 08:16 AM   #1
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MTB Size

I sold my Bianchi 19' MTB because I felt that it was too big for me.
I am 5'6'' tall. Should I get a 15.5' or a 17.5' frame??
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Old 10-08-02, 08:28 AM   #2
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I sold my Bianchi 19' MTB because I felt that it was too big for me.
I am 5'6'' tall. Should I get a 15.5' or a 17.5' frame??
Hard to tell on paper - except that a 15.5" would probably be way too small.

go try them and have someone fit you that knows what they are doing.
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Old 10-08-02, 10:39 AM   #3
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I'm 5'9" and I need 17.5"-18". The frame size depends on your legs, mostly. When you stand over the frame you'll want about 2" clearance from the top tube.
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Depends on the riding. For pure xc it may be too small. But for any out of bounds or freeriding you may do that should be fine. I ride a 19" at 6'5 and for more and bigger tricks I use a 17"
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Thanks for the advice. It'll have to be 15.5 as the 17.5 frame leaves very little clearance bet my crotch and the top tube.
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There is a real nice sizing system at Wrench Science;
http://www.wrenchscience.com/WS1/default.asp
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