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    frame size

    why do Tank bikes such as the micargi sm2000 have such small frames to they sell 26 in frames ???

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    what do you mean

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    well all of their bikes have frames smaller then 20 inches, i am just wondering why

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    Quote Originally Posted by josephseth11
    well all of their bikes have frames smaller then 20 inches, i am just wondering why
    20" is a big frame for a mtn bike. Are you thinking about 26" wheels?
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    I ride a 20" bike ...... I can ride a 18" but I feel crapt on it.
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    26" frame, are you 8 feet tall?
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    I would hope he's referring to the wheels, a 26" frame would be CRAZY
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    honestly, thats 9 inches bigger than my frame....it would come up to my neck probably..arent 26" wheels normal on mtb's?
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    26" wheels are standard mtb wheels. A 26" bike would be insanely huge....

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    Put some 29" wheels on it and it might look about right.

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    Think about it: A smaller frame has less material. Also, there is less tubing to flex. Having a smaller frame for freeriding makes a butt-load of sense, due to physics.

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    That's why bmx bikes can take so much abuse.

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    ya trekkie is right, less frame to put forces on, less chance to break...still, i wanna see a 26" frame....lol
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    small frames are much easier to whip around in the air. I have a 14" p.1 and it rides like a bmx.

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    sorry guys dumb question, I was a little confused lol so anyways if I am six feet is an 18.5 in frame to small? and do you guys know anything about micargi bikes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by josephseth11
    sorry guys dumb question, I was a little confused lol so anyways if I am six feet is an 18.5 in frame to small? and do you guys know anything about micargi bikes?
    An 18.5" frame would be about right on for many bikes for a six footer but it depends on the bike and what you like. How is the standover height and the arm reach for you? Have you ridden the bike? Are you moving from a different mtn bike with a similar or different sized frame?
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    havn't riddin the bike cause I am trying to order online is that dumb? I don't have any bike shops in my area, closest one is 2 hours away and I wanted to get bikes for my girl and I for christmas mainly for exersize but I thought I might as well find somthing I will like for a while

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    Quote Originally Posted by josephseth11
    havn't riddin the bike cause I am trying to order online is that dumb? I don't have any bike shops in my area, closest one is 2 hours away and I wanted to get bikes for my girl and I for christmas mainly for exersize but I thought I might as well find somthing I will like for a while
    I'd make the two hour drive to at least check out what they are offering and get a feel for sizing and component packages. Then you can get a little closer to comparing what you're looking for with what you're looking at (and you might find they have something you like). Are you planning to do the assembly and servicing yourself?
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