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Old 08-14-07, 04:14 PM   #1
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short people and 29ers

if i am 5-7 will a 29er be a bad option?
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Old 08-14-07, 04:33 PM   #2
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I'm 5'7" and ride a 16" 29er. It works for me.
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Old 08-14-07, 04:49 PM   #3
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im shorter than that and im fine...
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Old 08-14-07, 09:14 PM   #4
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if i am 5-7 will a 29er be a bad option?
I'm 5'7" and I ride a small Niner Sir 9. So yes, the 29er is for smaller guys as well. The founder of Niner Bikes himself is 5'6."
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Old 08-15-07, 07:37 AM   #5
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if i am 5-7 will a 29er be a bad option?

I've read reports of persons as small as 5'0" riding 29ers.

http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=281515&page=4
http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=275369


Here is a review in Dirt Rag of the Voodoo Dambala by a 5'3" rider.

http://www.dirtragmag.com/print/article.php?ID=791&category=stuff_reviews

Don't let people tell you about "sluggish" wheels. The larger wheel on the 29er effectively changes the gear ratio. A 29er geared identically to a 26er will be about 4 teeth higher given the same actual gear selection.

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Old 08-15-07, 08:36 AM   #6
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The chic who just won the WIlderness 101 in Pa is TINY & she rides a 29er - single speed, no less!
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