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Old 05-02-08, 02:04 PM
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Thanks for the replies.

I tried out a size medium in the bike shop and with my 31”ish inseam (in briefs!) giving me about 1.5” – 2” clearance thought it would be ok. Only later did I start to see things on the internet saying that on a mountain bike you should have 3”, 4” or even 5” clearance – although in fairness I did see other things that said standover isnt everything, but just don’t want end up with the wrong frame size.

On seeing the specs on the Giant geomtry page I think I may as well stick with the medium as even the XS Giant wouldnt give me much more clearance and would squash me up horizontally. Just amazed how the difference in standover heights from XS to XL is so little!
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