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Old 07-11-05, 11:21 PM
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Someone knock some sense into me

I have a carrot dangling in front of me - 05 coiler deelux for AUD3,750 (USD2,625) new off the shop floor, a discount of AUD600 (USD420), shipping included.

Only problem: I'm not sure of my sizing, and i have not seen the bike. Care to talk me out of it?
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Old 07-11-05, 11:25 PM
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Old 07-11-05, 11:27 PM
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i dunno about the bike, mabey if you want help with sizing you should tell us waht size the bike is and how tall you are. then mabey someone who owns one can help.
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Thanks Kona - thanks

i am: imperial - roughly 5 foot 6, 31inch inseam, 153lbs
metric - 168cm, 79cm inseam, 69kg

If anyone has experience with sizing a coiler, some thoughts would help on either the 15inch or 17inch frame.

But here's the rub: if the common opinion is not to jump into buying a bike w/o physically sizing it, mad as i am, i shall reconsider the offer.
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Old 07-12-05, 12:04 AM
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But here's the rub: if the common opinion is not to jump into buying a bike w/o physically sizing it, mad as i am, i shall reconsider the offer.
That would be my opinion
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Old 07-12-05, 08:10 AM
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15 is going to be too small for you IMO. I went thru this with my girlfreind this past weekend. She test rode 4 bikes at 15.5 at the LBS and the bikes were way to cramped but being a girl and not caring she knew no different until I told her she was going up a size and then she said "yeah I feel kind of cramped"...she ended up with a 17.5" She is 5'4" with a 30" in seam.
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At 5'6 a 15 or 17 would be fine depending on how you ride. I personally would get the 15" in your shoes. I am 6'5 and ride 2 19" and a 15" bike. Just depends on how aggressively you ride and if you find you stand more than sit etc...
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smaller bike tend to fit more aggressive riding style. judge yourself
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I'm 5'4-5'5 and I have a 15" Hardrock, slightly cramped, easier to manouver. Depends on how aggressive riding you'll do, my HR is perfect because it's small and easy to control but it's perfectly fine size climbing.
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Thanks for the opinions. It's been hard to judge my frame size from experience b/c my 18inch hardtail's always been difficult to handle, and to me a 17inch hardtail is already a world of difference - 15inches would be a massive change for me.

In any case, I've convinced the lbs to hold it until I try it out on the weekend.
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