Frame Size 20 in vs 20.5

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11/29/2016 12:22 PM
Edited Date/Time: 11/29/2016 12:23 PM

So I'm buying a new frame, im around 5'4 and Ive ridden my 20.5 frame, and my friend's 20 inch frame. It feels a bit compressed and small, but I like it. Can you still ride a 20 inch frame as you get taller or should I get a 20.5 for good measure.

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11/29/2016 12:27 PM

Get what you like. Whatever feels best to you. Fuck everyone else

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11/29/2016 12:30 PM

The biggest question is, do you have much more growing to do? The 20" might feel fine right now, but if you grow 6" in the next 6 months, you'll regret it. It's all personal preference really, but that's my thought

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11/29/2016 12:41 PM

Thats right i didnt know you were still growing. You may be better off with the 20.5, but like grumpysteve said its all personal preference

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11/30/2016 8:35 AM

ToasterChris wrote:

So I'm buying a new frame, im around 5'4 and Ive ridden my 20.5 frame, and my friend's 20 inch frame. It feels a bit ...more


I say get the one that fits better for now. You can sell/trade later if you want something else.

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11/30/2016 12:33 PM
Edited Date/Time: 11/30/2016 12:35 PM

If you can even find a 20" frame with your preferred geo, and are both yours and your friends frames/bikes identical except for the tt length? I find chainstay, bb height and head tube angle affects my riding way more than half an inch here or there on the tt.

Haven't seen many aftermarket frames below 20.4" these days so it might be slim pickings, unless you're building a custom frame. You can't really go wrong with 20.5.

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11/30/2016 1:02 PM

I'm 5'11 and ride a 19.75....it just feels awesome. I feel like I have more control of my bike whether I'm riding flatland or ramps

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It’s all bmx

11/30/2016 1:03 PM

FaggotSteve wrote:

If you can even find a 20" frame with your preferred geo, and are both yours and your friends frames/bikes identical except ...more

cult makes 20in frames. So does deco and s&m. total and colony offer frames in 19.8.

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It’s all bmx

12/1/2016 12:29 AM

i mean, how old are you? because if youre going to be growin a lot in the next couple years you might as well jsut stay with the 20.5 and get used to it/more comfortable as you grow

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