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Old 11-15-04, 10:45 PM
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frame size

why do Tank bikes such as the micargi sm2000 have such small frames to they sell 26 in frames ???
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Old 11-15-04, 10:52 PM
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what do you mean
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Old 11-18-04, 08:38 PM
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well all of their bikes have frames smaller then 20 inches, i am just wondering why
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Old 11-18-04, 08:42 PM
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Originally Posted by josephseth11
well all of their bikes have frames smaller then 20 inches, i am just wondering why
20" is a big frame for a mtn bike. Are you thinking about 26" wheels?
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Old 11-18-04, 09:51 PM
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I ride a 20" bike ...... I can ride a 18" but I feel crapt on it.
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26" frame, are you 8 feet tall?
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Old 11-18-04, 09:55 PM
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I would hope he's referring to the wheels, a 26" frame would be CRAZY
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honestly, thats 9 inches bigger than my frame....it would come up to my neck probably..arent 26" wheels normal on mtb's?
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Old 11-18-04, 10:29 PM
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26" wheels are standard mtb wheels. A 26" bike would be insanely huge....
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Put some 29" wheels on it and it might look about right.
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Old 11-18-04, 10:59 PM
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Think about it: A smaller frame has less material. Also, there is less tubing to flex. Having a smaller frame for freeriding makes a butt-load of sense, due to physics.
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Old 11-18-04, 11:33 PM
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That's why bmx bikes can take so much abuse.
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ya trekkie is right, less frame to put forces on, less chance to break...still, i wanna see a 26" frame....lol
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small frames are much easier to whip around in the air. I have a 14" p.1 and it rides like a bmx.
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sorry guys dumb question, I was a little confused lol so anyways if I am six feet is an 18.5 in frame to small? and do you guys know anything about micargi bikes?
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Old 11-20-04, 10:49 AM
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Originally Posted by josephseth11
sorry guys dumb question, I was a little confused lol so anyways if I am six feet is an 18.5 in frame to small? and do you guys know anything about micargi bikes?
An 18.5" frame would be about right on for many bikes for a six footer but it depends on the bike and what you like. How is the standover height and the arm reach for you? Have you ridden the bike? Are you moving from a different mtn bike with a similar or different sized frame?
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Old 11-20-04, 11:20 AM
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havn't riddin the bike cause I am trying to order online is that dumb? I don't have any bike shops in my area, closest one is 2 hours away and I wanted to get bikes for my girl and I for christmas mainly for exersize but I thought I might as well find somthing I will like for a while
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Old 11-20-04, 02:53 PM
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Originally Posted by josephseth11
havn't riddin the bike cause I am trying to order online is that dumb? I don't have any bike shops in my area, closest one is 2 hours away and I wanted to get bikes for my girl and I for christmas mainly for exersize but I thought I might as well find somthing I will like for a while
I'd make the two hour drive to at least check out what they are offering and get a feel for sizing and component packages. Then you can get a little closer to comparing what you're looking for with what you're looking at (and you might find they have something you like). Are you planning to do the assembly and servicing yourself?
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