Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Lake Charles LA
Bikes: Felt F75, Raleigh
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Mountain bike sizing question...
Son got a mountain bike for Christmas, supposedly a 18". We sized based on info we gleaned from the net. The seat tube is marked 16.5 inches, however, and measures that as well (middle of bottom bracket to top of seat tube). To what is the 18" referring? Thought the seat tube reflected the bike size (mostly). Bike is a Thruster 29er hardtail he found on Amazon. Works well enough but this detail is grinding my teeth. How does one measure the size of a mountain bike?
Also, are your shoulders, especially between the shoulder blades, suppose to ache after an hour of riding? The trail I rode to get into this condition is rooty, mostly flat with some short climbs, and much twisting and turning. But maybe I am too old to ride (52) mountain bikes and otta stik to the road...