Can you get full sus bike for 5 foot lass
Specialized seem to do some tiny weenie womens bikes
I think thats a 14 inch frame. Mrs TJ rides a 16 inch frame and its perfect for her at barely 5'5" ( not one of those tho)Posted 8 years agoSue_WMember
Hi – I'm a five footer with a full-sus 🙂 I've got a titus motolite (which is the xs – a 12.5 inch frame) – the suspension fits in fine and it's a great, albeit expensive, bike. The other bike that fitted perfectly was the Orange Diva. I'd just say that it's not only the reach / standover that are important, but the overall weight of the bike – I'm obviously quite a small lass and really struggle with heavy full-sus bikes.Posted 8 years agomamadirtMember
scaredypants – Member
mamadirt will be along shortly, I'm sure
Hello 😀 . That 5 Spot is lovely.
I'm afraid I've never been very sensible when it comes to full-sus bikes – zero standover clearance and all that (explains why I have my seat at such a quirky angle for easy bail outs off the back – nothing to do with pinching the seat for no handers 😉 . . . I wish). I tend to look at toptube length when speccing a new bike. Small Heckler, Intense Tazer and current bike Bullit all have 20.5-21" toptubes and feel spot on whereas although I've loved the couple of longer toptubed Kona f/s bikes I've owned (05 Stinky and 07 Coiler) – both were very 'shut-up and hold on' in that I was really trusting their travel to get me through stuff instead of feeling in control. I'm 5'2" (with short legs 😐 ) btw. Have a look at the small Intense Tracer too if your budget can stretch that far (mine can't just yet 😉 ) – cracking little bike – light and plenty of
travelskill compensation too.
Oh and yes, the Stinky 2-4 may be worth a look if you don't mind the extra weight. I had a brief flirtation with one a couple of years ago – absolute riot on the downhills (especially with a 26" wheel up front) but the super short (19" iirc) toptube made pedalling any distance a complete no no.Posted 8 years agonbtMember
BillyBull – Member
Spesh were a bit long when I checked it out. Turner 5 spot would be great but she would have a newer one than me. In my world that ain't right. It's common knowledge they have to have worse bike so you can always look fitter.
Typical macho response, both Mrs NBTs bikes are newer than mine – if you need the latest gear to look better then you must be rubbish, I can look bettter on anything 😆Posted 8 years ago
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