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  • On One 456 Size Dilemma
  • Premier Icon xraymtb
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    Can’t decide between the 16″ and 18″. Im 5’9.5 and wear 30″ inside leg trousers (although I tried measuring and got 32″). The guides suggest I am the absolute smallest an 18″ would fit but at the very top of the 16″.

    Im thinking 16″ but only because the 18″ is out of stock. Am I going to make a big mistake with the smaller frame?

    Premier Icon reggiegasket
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    16 definitely

    Premier Icon angryratio
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    They’re so cheap if you decide you’ve bought the wrong size you don’t lose much dosh swapping out.

    I would argue that unless you are going for the new swap dropout model they are a better buy lightly used by someone fickle from ebay or the classifieds on this forum.

    Premier Icon xraymtb
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    Going for the carbon so not all that cheap and few appear in the classifieds.

    5’9″ here mate and I used to have 18″ but way too big
    So bought a 16″ 456 carbon you don’t realise this is the bike for me
    Spot on !!!!!

    Premier Icon Liftman
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    5’11” and ride a 16″ summer season, you’ll be fine with a 16

    Premier Icon Andy_Sweet
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    I’m 5’9″ and had a similar dilemma…. I went for the 18″ with a 60 mm stem… very happy with it… sorry, I realise this contradicts a couple of others so probably doesn’t help you much!!

    Premier Icon brant
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    16

    Premier Icon devilman
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    16 all the way. I am 5’10” and went for a 16″ C456. Plenty big enough.
    devilman

    Premier Icon sv
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    16

    …and he is back in the game 😉

    Premier Icon nick1962
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    I ride a 16in and am 5 ft 9in -perfect .

    Premier Icon mtbtomo
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    I got an 18″ summer season and then an 18″ 456C and I’m 5’10”. It fits fine.

    I also tried my mates 456 in a 16″ and that was fine too.

    Depends how much standover room you want/need and how short a stem you want to run. You’ll need a lot of seatpost showing on a 16″.

    Premier Icon daveawood
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    I’m exactly the same size as you and have a 18″ Summer Season which works great with a 70mm stem. Having said that i’ve longer arms than most and don’t like long stems for the sort of riding 456’s are best at.

    Premier Icon xraymtb
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    I think Brant’s succinct reply might be the winner.

    Will measure my current hardtail and FS for reference tomorrow but I would rather a small frame than one I am just in the right size category for.

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