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    How tall are you? (and your bike)

    I am 5'7 and sometime feel my 17" Schwinn Mesa kinda too big for me doing bunny hopping and tricks..

    So how tall are you and what frame size you're using? Do you feel you have total control over it?

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    I'm 6"2 and ride a 20" inch frame, I feel its alot better than my previous 21" although it is significantly lighter and a completley different geometry so I can't really compare.

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    about 6'1", and both bikes are 17" and 17.5" (L)
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    6'5 and ride a 19" frame for my roast and a large for my bighit. Perfect sizing for me and the way I ride.

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    I'm 5'11" and I think my bike's 18".
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    im about 1meter60 or something and my bikes a p2 specialized...i dont know how tall it is.

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    6'1 and 17 inch Jamis normal old MTB nutin special

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    im 5'9 amd i ride on a 18.5 inch frame
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    5.9.5 inches tall> 16 inch seattube, 20 inch toptube.

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    i'm about 5'7" and ride a small (16") fluid 3.0. i'd like it to be a bit smaller just to be able to flick it around a bit easier, but the bike's size is pretty much perfect for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by luberger
    I am 5'7 and sometime feel my 17" Schwinn Mesa kinda too big for me doing bunny hopping and tricks..

    So how tall are you and what frame size you're using? Do you feel you have total control over it?

    @ 5.9.5 I found I have way more control over 16 inch from 17.5 (last bike.)

    I'm an adult so I'm not getting taller, If you are young perhaps you'll grow into the bike?

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    5'8" tall....

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    6'1" and ride a 15.5 inch bike. Bike fits me perfectly.
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    5'8", 30" inseam, long arms, classic mesomorph (inverted triangle) body-type. I've happily moved to a 17" Kona after many years riding 18" and 19" mtb's.
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    5'9" on a 19" hardrock frame very comfy for me!!!
    you mean this is'n the top of the hill

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    short guy here. im 5'4" and my 4300 is 13"
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    Im 5'3 and I ride 20''. Yes you heard me. It's a dually tho, if that makes any differnece. 20'' + want for wheelies= very, VERY hard to contrl wheelies.

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    I'm about 5'8'' and ride a 16'' frame (?) not quite sure, but it is small

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    6'2" and 19.5" Frame.

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    5'8"...my hardrock is 17"
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    You may want to think more about the top tube than the seat tube. The seat tube has the seat post you can raise and lower as required.

    Take a look at www.zinncycles.com

    Zinn has a fit calculator that takes into account your torso, arm length and leg length to cough-up a good seat height, top tube and stem for a good fit. Add the top tube and stem- compare that to the various bikes you're looking at.

    If you're going to err one way, go smaller rather than larger. If you're too stretched-out you will not be comfortable. My old Mtn Bike was too long. I didn't realize that's why my lower back was not happy on longer rides. New bike- it's fixed. I rode nearly 80 miles of single track and jeep track last Friday & Saturday and felt good enought to race cyclocross on Sunday.

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    6'4" My hardtail commuter bike is a 21" and my Rockhopper FSR is a size Large.

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    6"1 on a medium cannondale.

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    Quote Originally Posted by luberger
    Mesa kinda too big for me doing bunny hopping and tricks..
    Sorry I couldn't resist

    I know the text should have read:

    I am 5'7 and sometime feel my 17" Schwinn Mesa is kinda too big............
    But it's early in the morning and it's all in fun.

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