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Old 07-22-09, 12:56 AM   #1
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Frame size?

Hey guys im new to the forum and cycling. so hears my deal im 6'4 and my inseam is 34-35 and like to ride mountain bike what is my correct frame size? what frame size do you guys have? im thinking about building my own bike so can i have a frame custom made for my size?

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Old 07-22-09, 05:55 AM   #2
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The frame size question can be quite interesting with tons of answers.

Start by finding your "cycling inseem" or "pubic bone height." Here is one place that explains how.

Read, search and best of all if you have a bike shop in your area, see what they say.

Just guessing, in a mountain bike you will be needing something at least 21" in frame size.
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You should be riding a 60-62cm frame. I have the same measurements and ride a 60cm Cannondale. I've heard LBS employees say I need anywhere from a 58 to 62 but 60 seemed perfect. It all depends on how you like to ride. I also came over from mountain biking 2 months ago.
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