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    Senior Member AlucardZero's Avatar
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    So I bought a 19" frame thinking I'd grow into it...

    Actually I bought it because that's all the store had at the moment, but I thought I'd grow into it. Is there any problems riding a bike that's too big for you. I only have a problem with the standover, I just can't do it on my own bike.
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    How old are you? Are you still growing? Any ways, doesn't make sense to get a bike that doesn't fit. Going too big is worse than going too small.

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    I did that once...it is a great deal...for the LBS trying to get rid of the bike that is too big for you.

    Get the right size...look ddac has a 17" Rockhopper for sale.
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    Do you mean you physically cannot stand over the bike at all? Or is it just a tight fit?

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    19"? how old are you?
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    Profile says he is 16.

    If this were a road bike, standover isn't too big a deal. On a MTB though, I much prefer to have some clearance. In fact, I ride a medium frame and am 6' tall. If I were you, I would try and find something smaller.

    OP, how tall are you? Think you will get taller? I was done growing by the time I was 14. How long are you going to keep your bike anyway?
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlucardZero View Post
    Is there any problems riding a bike that's too big for you.
    Yes.

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    I've been told numerous times that the TT length is more important than standover. Even so, I won't ride a bike I can't stand over, and I'm a girl so there's a little less at stake too. There's too much of a chance you'll find yourself involuntarily straddling the top tube at some point in your ride. It also seems like a bad idea because if you're not done growing yet, you don't know what your final proportions will be, and you may find out that you never fit the bike, whether it's because you don't grow tall enough, grow too tall, or end up with a leg/torso ratio that doesn't fit the bike.

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