29er full sus for those of a shorter stature.
I came of the back ofy mates 29 in etempts to ditch it and got a painfull buz on my nuts 5 foot 7. tried a few but coming of the back i big concern for me now. How ever his frame is a 15inch and i had plenty fo room on it, I guess its all about frame sizing not bike make.Posted 4 years agogooner69Member
I`m about same height as you and easily fit onto my Anthem size small, or my Trek marlin S/S size 15.5.
In fact I would suggest that changing to 29`ers has transformed my riding, my lap times at Bristol bikefest were about 27,29 respectively on those bikes so fairly reasonable:)
The giant is well documented and highly rated so your prob aware of them already but the little trek is a cheap as chips starter hardtail that has since been transformed by transplant from my whyte19 (26) singlespeed. Finally I tried a trek superfly bouncer before buying the Anthem and took ages agonising over which way to go. Both bikes are very lively.Posted 4 years ago
It’s a 2013 2990
The saddle goes up about another inch for climbs, but I do prefer a more sit up and beg position for general trail duties, it still climbs like a mountain goat though, being short and light I guess i don’t tend to effect the COG as much as a lurch.Posted 4 years agoSuperficialMember
All of the arguments against 29ers are basically down to how the rider can handle the extra bulk / weight associated with bigger wheels, and if you’re small then those arguments carry more weight. The debate is had for an ‘average’ rider of, say, 5’10 – 5’11 and the further you deviate from that average, the more or less a 29er makes sense.
I’m sure you can get a 29er to fit, but why do you feel the need to shoehorn yourself onto a big that’s possibly too big? Because they’re the latest fashion? Some notion that it’s gonna make you faster? The marketing boys have really got you wrapped around their fingers.
It seems silly to me. If you must go with a new* wheel size then surely 650b is better?
*yeah yeah, I know 650b has actually been around decades.Posted 4 years agocaptainsideburnsMember
I’m 5’3 and have been fine on a specialized epic. But probably wouldn’t recommend going over 100mm suspension. You just can’t get the front end low enough. That being said I’ve really been enjoying my specialized fate. Hardly ever miss rear suspension. And so much lighter without it.Posted 4 years ago
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