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    What size bike?

    New to mountain bikes. I am 5'9". What size should I be looking at? I see a nice 17" I like.
    I have no idea how the sizes run...thanks.

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    That is about right in 5' 10 ride about 17.5-18 my cannondale is a large, depends on the frame and maker.

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    it is a specialized rockhopper hardtail

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    17" should fit fine, 16" or 18" might also work for you too. Just depends on how it feels and what you want to do. I'm 5'8" and I ride 15" and 17"

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    Quote Originally Posted by interceptor View Post
    New to mountain bikes. I am 5'9". What size should I be looking at? I see a nice 17" I like.
    I have no idea how the sizes run...thanks.
    Go to the bicycle manufacturer's website and look for "geometry" links.

    Also, read this http://www.sheldonbrown.com/frame-sizing.html

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    Blah, blah, blah, blah. Only one way to tell. Ride it.
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    The caveat with a strap-on, of course, is you will have to get creative with a couple of lock cables and an anchor point

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