Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: South of Raleigh, North of New Hill, East of Harris Lake, NC
Bikes: Specialized Tarmac, Speialized Roubaix, Giant OCR-C, Specialized Stumpjumper FSR, Stumpjumper Comp, 88 & 92Nishiki Ariel, 01 Bianchi Campione, 87 Centurion Ironman, 92 Paramount
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Yeah, test ride first. If you're still undecided, I'm 5'9" with a 30" inseam and I ride a 17" Rockhopper. My 6', (30.5" inseam) son rides the same bike. He says it's a little small, but on a technical trail, he likes it that way. It's easier to throw the bike around when it's a tad small (but not too small). Try running a few searches on this forum. You'll find some previous threads about bike size with comments about buying a bike that is on the large side, perfect fit or small side.
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