Bmx height for top tube

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10/24/2013 4:38 AM

I have been riding bmx on and off for about 4/5 years, anyway I'm really going to give it a go this time and be dedicated. I have found a bike that's perfect for me. Only problem is that as I'm only 5'7 the recommended size bmx for me is a "20.5" and the smallest size they have is "20.65"

Will it make a big difference if I get it ?

And if I get it and further down the line it's too big can I get a smaller frame ?

Here is the bike: http://www.sourcebmx.com/product/bmx-bikes/united-bmx-bikes-2014/united-martinez-expert-bmx-bike-2014/18838.shtml

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10/24/2013 5:43 AM

Trust me dude it makes no differece at all it may even feel better but it won't feel uncomfrotably long for sure

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don't overthink it just do it !

10/24/2013 7:01 AM

I had a 20.5 then I for a 20.6' I'm only 5'4 but it actually felt better because it isn't just the top tube tht maters, it's the chainstay too

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10/24/2013 11:20 AM

I'm 5'8. I rode 20.75 for a long time then switched to a 20.5. My face is still here and all my limbs are still attached. I've not shit any blood yet either so.. I'm guessing you'll be fine.

between 20.5 and 20.65 there's not enough difference to make you killyourself from regret. It's basically nothing, if anything might feel 'better' for you. It all depends on how you ride and what you like. Go for it.

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10/24/2013 11:40 AM

i'm 5'11 and 20.25 feels amazing

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It’s all bmx

10/24/2013 5:05 PM

20.65 will be fine. I'm 5'9" and my 20.5 feels too small

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10/24/2013 5:11 PM

5.0" - 5.5" = 20.5" TT

5.5" - 5.10" = 20.75" TT

6"+ = 21" and higher.

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