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  • Premier Icon MoreCashThanDash
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    The niche whore in me is getting increasingly fixated by the idea of a rigid SS 29er, given that most of what I do is simple muddy bridleway bashing.

    These thoughts are seriously frowned upon by the local Fun Police, so it will have to be a trawl through classifieds and ebay when I have scraped some funds together.

    So – buying secondhand, given that I am 5’9 and a little bit, what size frame should I be looking for from the various manufacturers.

    To give mea bit of guidance, how tall are you, what have you got and what size frame is it?

    All halp appreciated.

    drofluf
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    I’m 5’8″ and am comfortable on a Medium Swift

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    What top-tube length do you normally fit – have a look at some geo charts? Not all 29ers are sized the same, just like 26ers!

    If it helps I’m 5’10” with relatively long leg and ride 18″ On-one

    bonzodog
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    Im 6’2″ on a 19.5 On One.

    Medium / 18 for you probably.

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    According to the sizing charts, I’m at the top of the range for the 16″ frame and the bottom of the 18″, hence my query, but the TT measurement seemed long even given that my medium Soul is not a short a bike.

    (Ponders Clinks post – considers similar height but shorter leg comparison and wanders off to watch that frame on ebay again…..)

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    5′ 10″ ish and a medium Pegasus is fine.

    tk46hal
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    16″ On One Scandal 29er frame! Very long top tube. Will fit great! I’m same height.

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    6’4″
    On-one Scandal 21″ – fast roomy, XC, lovely
    On-one Ti29 19″ – still lots of room, but moreso under the nadgers. Still in front of rear axle. Great when it gets more tangly.

    Premier Icon JohnClimber
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    5’8″ here and Medium frames and 19″ frames suit me fine

    Picto
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    5’10ish and an 18″ inbred 29er which feels right and a medium OBED 29er.
    By way of 26er comparison I ride and 18″ Ti456 and 18″ Kona leroi.

    I had the same sizing dilemna but went with the 18″ On Ones.

    I think the advice on the On One website went along the lines you probably need an 18″ as we sell twice as many in this size as any other. The other advice was not to get too frantic about sizing.

    Premier Icon Clink
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    I rode a medium Soul if that helps. Where abouts are you?

    Premier Icon BigDummy
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    5′ 10″, 18″ Surly Karate Monkey.

    Premier Icon Stoner
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    6’2 with a large fisher ferrous and a large lynskey ridgeline.

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    I’m 5’10” with a 16″ karate monkey I found the 18″ a little big

    stooo
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    I’m 5’8″ I ride a medium Cannondal Prophet, med SC Superlight (my 26ers)… and a 16″ on-one inbred 29er.

    Mix of 70mm and 80mm stems and raceface atlas FR bars on all those.

    Premier Icon Mal-ec
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    5′ 11 + change, Medium Swift feels right.

    bampot
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    5’7″ on a 16″ Scandal 29er (and the same 16″ in a 26″ Tinbred), both are lovely and roomy with an 80mm stem.

    dickie
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    5’11” 18″ Scandal – 100m stem, looooong layback seatpost.

    6’1″
    Large Lynskey Ridgeline
    Large Gary Fisher Rig

    yossarian
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    5 11 on a large swift

    Is just right

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    6’2″ with a large singular swift here (waves)

    (i’ve got short legs and long body)

    bunnerscj
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    6ft 4″ large swift with lots of post 🙄

    clubber
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    6’5″ on an XL Swift.

    Premier Icon rOcKeTdOg
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    6ft 2″ large Swift and Pegasus (supposedly the same size but i have a lot more post showing on the Ti frame)

    IanB
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    5’9″ (but with long 33″ inside leg) and medium swift and subsequently medium pegasus fit me just fine.

    currymad
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    5″ 11 with 32.5″ inside leg – Santa Cruz Tallboy large.

    Rorschach
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    6’2″ on a 19.5 scandal.

    Premier Icon Stoner
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    I was bored. Sorry.

    Premier Icon MoreCashThanDash
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    LOL stoner – I was just about to start writing it all out by hand, good job I read to the bottom first. I owe you a beer if we ever meet in the real world!

    clink – Thanks for the offer, I’m in the interesting bit between Derby and Nottingham if that is anywhere near you?

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    clink – Thanks for the offer, I’m in the interesting bit between Derby and Nottingham if that is anywhere near you?

    Somerset 😕

    chris_n
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    5’11”, 18″ Inbred here.

    I’m in the interesting bit between Derby and Nottingham

    I’m in the dull bit between Derby and Tamworth if you want to try it.

    Premier Icon MoreCashThanDash
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    If you like muddy bridleways, pop up to Ilkeston sometime…..

    Lots of them, mind 🙂

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    I’m 5ft 7 and ride a 16″ Kona Big Unit.

    I think it has a 23″ top tube for memory and I tend to swap between a 90mm and 80mm stem.

    I can’t seem to make my mind up on the stem length, although I know that the 70mm was too short.

    6ft 2″ with 34 leg – ride a 20″ Haro Mary and when i have built it up a 19.5″ Scandal (geometry very similar on both bikes).

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