Confused about 29er sizing
I test rode a Kona Unit 20" frame, and liked the feel, but had nothing to compare it to. The 20" was the only size the store had in stock. I'm 5' 11" with about a 33" inseam, shorter torso, and longer arms. I ride a Specialized Allez 56cm road bike. Found a Kona sizing chart that said for someone 5'11, the 19" is the right size, and a 20" is for someone 6' 0" to 6' 4". My confusion is that, looking at reach and standover, it will fit.
Some other threads said top tube length is more important but it doesn't seem to compare to my road bike at all. (I don't think I should be getting the 16")
Also, this will be a commuter bike rather than trails, so I will also be converting it to a 1x10, (Anyone know of any rigid steel 29ers that are geared?)
What do you think?
Last edited by Nel; 08-23-11 at 09:13 PM.