Thought I'd ask for some advice...
I'm looking for a bike for my cousin. He wants something between 115mm - 130mm at the front, hardtail, with a low stand over height but a fairly longish top tube, and costing between £400-£500. I ride a 17" PA and he and I are nearly the same dimensions, but some of the bikes I've short-listed will be too small in the top tube for him, so I'm looking for advice from owners of said bikes;
Genesis Abyss 18"
Cove Handjob/Stiffee 17.5"/19"
Marin (the 'hardcore hardtail' variety) 17.5"/19"
Orange P7 17"/19"
Rocky Mountain Hammer 19"
Any others except Inbreds/Ragleys
I don't want to know how they ride; just how they fit. And we won't buy before we try either; its just a case of finding out how real riders find their bikes. I think the Abyss and the Hammer look great and appropriate, and the Cove(s) a little short, but you lot are the experts.