- recommendations for a 29er for a short arse
You’ve got to love STW. Somebody asks a simple question and everybody wades in with their prejudices 🙂
I read something on a thread about Orange frames where somebody claimed that a single pivot would make it easier to make a 29er in small sizes. Not sure if that is true, but it’s a thought.
I suspect that the rear suspension isn’t the big issue though and it is more tricky to get the frond end right. The main issues are bar height and avoiding too much toe overlap I guess. So, I’d be looking for something with a short head tube but long top tube. Whyte bikes generally have longer top tubes than most and the M109 in small has a 100mm head tube, which is probably as short as you are going to get. So, I think I’d start there.Posted 4 years agoasterixMember
but its not a simple question. The OP didn’t explain why he specifically wants a 29er when that sounds a bit perverse for a shorter person. I’m a fan of 26ers, but thought the suggestions made above to look at 650b bikes also sounded pretty sensible. That way you might hope to stay currentPosted 4 years ago
My bikes are all 26″, a lot of guys in the 2 clubs I ride with have moved onto 29″ and seem to be faster than they were on 26″.Posted 4 years ago
So really looking to stay with the pack really. I did think I may look like a kid on an adults bike but as its been stated a lot of the national women do ok on them.
Had considered 650b but was concerned I may buy a betamax when I should of had a VHS!happyriderMember
I’m 5’6” and have ridden a couple of Medium 29ers without any trouble but a small would be ideal. Height and wheel size have no correlation in my opinion. That Scandal looks good. If only they had some 16” frames in stock…
If I were going for a full suss the Salsa would be right at the top of my list!Posted 4 years agobent udderMember
Understood. There’s two problems for the OP, though: correct (or usable) geometry and the rear suspension design. One of the things a lot of the stuff up there ^^ is about is whether a 29er works for someone on the short side of tall.
For the money, I’d say Spearfish or camber – but it’s worth doing two things: Test rides (lots of) and geometry checks – basically, if you ride a 29er that works well for you, it follows that something with similar measurements and angles might also work well.Posted 4 years agoSinglespeed_ShepMember
I’ve looked at the 29″ anthem an it just looks all wheel… If you get what I mean..??..
Yep, But your used to looking at your 26″ one so the 29er anthem will look more “wheel” than other bikes.
Give it a go, if you like the ride, by the time you’ve had it a few months it will look normal and the 26er will look all frame.Posted 4 years ago
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