- 29er Frame Sizes
franksinatra – Member
I’m 5’11” and usually opt for
slightly smaller framesthe right size for me, usually 17in or medium. This sometimes feels a little cramped after i’ve stuck a 50mm stem on, but I like feeling the bike to be a little bit more ‘chuckable’‘the right size’. Does this approach still work on 29ers?
you’re 5’11” – you’re a medium.
Yes, buying a bike that’s right size works on 29ers too – who’d have thought it?
(edit: in an attempt to say something useful: based on nothing more that casual observation, ‘large’ in the world of 26ers seems to mean 19″, but something like 20″ in 29erland. i would be very surprised if someone 5’11” found a large 29er a better, more ‘chuckable’ option than the medium…)Posted 4 years agoscotroutesSubscriber
5’7″ on a medium El Mariachi. A Small would be ludicrously cramped. I ride a medium Blur XC and 907 fatbike too, so I’d say stick with the size you normally ride if it’s the same sort of riding you are going to do. Most of the manufacturers offer advice on their websites. I normally follow it as they are more likely to be correct than a bunch of random responses off the internet.Posted 4 years agofranksinatraSubscriber
How do bigger wheels affect frame sizing? I’m 5’11” and usually opt for slightly smaller frames, usually 17in or medium. This sometimes feels a little cramped but I like feeling the bike to be a little bit more ‘chuckable’. Does this approach still work on 29ers?
i know the correct answer is that I should try both medium and large but this is not an option for me as need to go mail order and the bike is not in stock locally to try. It is for a cannondale by the way.Posted 4 years ago
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