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7/18/2013 11:33 PM

So im riding a 20.75 btm and im 5'10 and it looks small for me when im riding it. Should I consider trying a 21 or 21.25 inch frame?

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Nah Guy

7/18/2013 11:37 PM

I'm 5' 10" too and my 20.75 with the bars nearly straight up feels great. Hell of alot better than my last 20.5 did anyways. I'm considering picking up a 21 just to try it out tho

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7/18/2013 11:43 PM

-Havok- wrote:

I'm 5' 10" too and my 20.75 with the bars nearly straight up feels great. Hell of alot better than my last 20.5 did anyways. I'm considering picking up a 21 just to try it out tho

Yeah I was thinking 21 but my friend said I should try 21.25 cuz 21 is barely a difference from 20.75. Im just not sure

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Nah Guy

7/18/2013 11:47 PM

Well yeah, 1/4 of an inch isn't much, but it will make a difference no matter how much people try to say it doesn't. Kinda like your 75 degree headtube compared to a 74.5 would.

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7/18/2013 11:55 PM

You should get one borrowed for a test run before spending ur money. I think a 20.75 should be ok for ur height. With 8.5 bars.

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7/19/2013 12:37 AM

I have a 20.75 also, fits just right and im 5' 10" also. I have 8.5 bars and a topload with a few spacers! Just right although 21 feels amazing as well, i like the room to move about!

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7/19/2013 3:53 AM

It'd personal preference quarter of an inch won't make a big difference looks wise but you might feel it when riding.
It's more of a feel type of thing.

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7/19/2013 7:16 AM

I'm 5'10" on a 20.75 btm and it feels perfect. 21 was nice but 20.75 feels way better to me

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7/19/2013 9:25 AM

5'11" here. 21" is perfect. 21.25 feels a bit too long even though its a quarter inch. 20.75 feels good but 21" has a more comfortable ride for me.

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7/19/2013 9:27 AM

MaximusBikes wrote:

I have a 20.75 also, fits just right and im 5' 10" also. I have 8.5 bars and a topload with a few spacers! Just right although 21 feels amazing as well, i like the room to move about!

Yeah I run 8.5 bars too and it feels fine, but I need more leg room. Ive hit my knee on my stem a whole bunch of times

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Nah Guy

7/19/2013 9:46 AM

I'm 5'11 and ride a 20.25 frame. its all personal preference

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7/19/2013 2:54 PM

adamnmexican wrote:

I'm 5'11 and ride a 20.25 frame. its all personal preference

I'm 6'1 & i'm on a 20" in fact i have two Frames with 20" Top Tubes. They are fantastic, so much fun to throw around & all this crap about small "Cramped" Frames that give you back ache is a load of B.S.. As Mr. Mexican said, it's all preference! Experiment, maybe the 21" or 21.25" is for you but don't count out anything below 20.75" because they're "Too small for you height"

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7/19/2013 3:28 PM

im 5 ' 6 riding on a 21 but i use a frontload stem with a 48mm reach

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