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From Scott Aspect Hardtail to Motobecane Phantom?

Old 06-26-18, 11:46 AM
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From Scott Aspect Hardtail to Motobecane Phantom?

Greetings everyone, I am new to the MTB scene and am loving my Scott Aspect 970. I am wanting to upgrade to a FS bike and saw that BikesDirect has the Motobecane Phantom for a wee bit more than what I paid for my Scott.

My question is I bought the Scott in the SMALL frame size, but I did ride their medium size as well at my local LBS and found no issues, even the mechanic said it looked fine, I am 5'7" tall in sneakers, and I am wanting to keep the 29'er as I like how mine rolls over stuff. I bought the small because of the color and mechanical discs as the medium was hella GREEN w/hydraulic brakes.

The BD website recommends I get the 27.5 wheel size due to my height. Would a 29'er Motobecane Phantom be too large for me?

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wheel size really isnt that important for height. frame height will vary from company to company what will be considered small medium or large etc. I looked into the bikes direct site wound up finding one locally that fit me because of the issues of bike fit from a website retailer. I am 5-9 and fit on a large 29er frame. Im on the lower end of that sizing but it worked for me. your height to me would be more in the medium range.
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