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    WSD bikes question

    I bought my girlfriend a Trek 4300 as a surprise today. I had to guess on what size frame to get her and just wanted to check and see if I got the right size, I am hoping someone here has some experience with the WSD bikes. My girlfriend is 5'6"ish, maybe 5'7". I got her the 16" WSD Trek 4300. Do you think she will need the 18"? Luckily the bike store will exchange it if it doesn't fit her. Please give me some feedback.
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    I am 5'11" and ride the 18". I think you did just right. I am sure she can take it for a spin though and try it out when she gets the gift.

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    Senior Member Ktmartin's Avatar
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    Thanks for the response. What bike do you ride in an 18"? and is it a WSD?
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    I'm sure your girlfriend will be very happy with the 16", unless she has short legs and a longer torso, in which case you may want to try her on the 16" standard model. It has a 1" longer top tube.
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    I am 5'5" and have a 30" inseam. I ride a 15" Dawg Deluxe, a 16" Caldera and a 17" GF Cake. The Cake is a little big for me.
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    I have a standover height question. It's a little... delicate. Do you women in the audience like to have more than a spare inch. With shoes on my wife's inseam is 30". All the Gray Fisher Hi-Fi models have a 29" standover height. Seems a little close for comfort. Am I missing something? The Specialized WSDs are between 28-29. I know I should take her to a shop and I will, but since this topic came up I thought I'd chime in.
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    Welll...that is why the Cake is too big for me....everyone is different though. I've had an accident on it and that was proof enough for me.
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    Be carefull here...WSD bikes are designed for the "average" woman...apparently they have longer legs and shorter arms than men and tend to get back pain when riding a men's design.

    My daughter is 5'8" and rides a medium Stumpjumper FSR WSD and loves it...tells me that its the first bike that doesn't cause her back to spasm after a few hours on the trails.

    My wife, however, is 5'6", but has a short inseam and longer torso and rides a small men's Santa Cruz Blur...and tells me it's the best fitting bike that she has ever owned...loves it

    Take a look at the pixs...both my wife and daughter keep their seats low, but the FSR has a much longer seat and top tube
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    Well, I originally bought the 16" Trek WSD for my gf but after bringing it home as a surprise I quickly realized she needed a larger bike. We went back and Atlanta Cycling put her on the 18" WSD 4300 and it fit great. I knew for a new mtn biking female to feel comfortable riding off-road she would appreciate the smaller controls and different geometry and she definately does. My gf is actually closer to 5'8" and needed the larger frame although she rides a mens size small Giant ORC2 road bike. Thanks for the input and I'll report again after a long trail ride tomorrow. Thanks again.
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