please view this 44 second youtube clip of me test riding the 19" paragon 29er g2 geometry. i'm 5'9.3" tall & 32.3" cycling inseam. i tried the 17.5" too and lbs said that was too small and the 19" was clearly the better fit. so i placed the deposit for a trek cobia 2011 size 19" which comes in august.
1) is my saddle too high or or is there too little seat post showing? i felt OK but it was only a parking lot ride.
2) does the 19" seem like a good fit or should i reconsider the 17.5"?
3) only thing more i want is for the 19" to have a tad more stand over clearance.
here's a still shot of my seat post just before i mount on the saddle.
your input is greatly appreciated! thanks.