Top tube length?

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12/6/2013 7:21 PM

I know you guys are probably sick of these posts, but I need help choose my new frame size. I'm 14 y/o and 5'8. Ever since I've ridden and had a 20.5 TT and I just want a little bigger so I stop hitting my knees. I've looked at other posts saying bigger TT will make it harder to spin and I have trouble bringing my 3's around sometimes on 20.5. What do you think? Thanks

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12/6/2013 7:29 PM

yeah i went from 20.75 to 21 and had to re learn flat 3s. A lot of other factors go into the frames. short cs+ long tt kinda even out. short tt and longer cs even out.

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12/6/2013 7:31 PM

You'll get used to it, I'm at the same point 15 5'9" with a 20.5 but I want something a little bigger. If your doing like tech street shit all the time I would stick to the 20.5 but for like all around riding the longer top tube will feel way more stable. You will get used to it on your spins.

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12/6/2013 7:34 PM

Scenekid69 wrote:

yeah i went from 20.75 to 21 and had to re learn flat 3s. A lot of other factors go into the frames. short cs+ long tt kinda even out. short tt and longer cs even out.

Do you think the United mothership v2 20.8 would be good? Or should I go with like a colony sweet tooth 20.7

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12/6/2013 7:37 PM

saltyjax139 wrote:

Do you think the United mothership v2 20.8 would be good? Or should I go with like a colony sweet tooth 20.7

The united will be good if you like to spin a lot.

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12/6/2013 7:42 PM

Scenekid69 wrote:

yeah i went from 20.75 to 21 and had to re learn flat 3s. A lot of other factors go into the frames. short cs+ long tt kinda even out. short tt and longer cs even out.

saltyjax139 wrote:

Do you think the United mothership v2 20.8 would be good? Or should I go with like a colony sweet tooth 20.7

Scenekid69 wrote:

The united will be good if you like to spin a lot.

Sweet thanks I might go with that

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12/6/2013 7:44 PM

Get the United. Unless your 6' or over , stay under a 21' frame. 20.75 or 20.85 would be great for your height.

CS length just helps with pop and manuals. It doesn't effect your front end space , it just makes your bike more responsive.

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12/6/2013 7:53 PM

Brayden_Buckingham wrote:

Get the United. Unless your 6' or over , stay under a 21' frame. 20.75 or 20.85 would be great for your height.

CS length just helps with pop and manuals. It doesn't effect your front end space , it just makes your bike more responsive.

Yeah I don't want anything too big. So are the motherships cs good? 13.375-13.875.

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12/6/2013 7:56 PM

saltyjax139 wrote:

Sweet thanks I might go with that

No problem and yeah the motherships cs length is pretty medium length it should spin/manual good.

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12/6/2013 7:56 PM

MacNeil duece duece go with that

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12/6/2013 7:59 PM

eskimojay wrote:

MacNeil duece duece go with that

Good one haha

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12/7/2013 9:40 AM

definitely go with the 20.8 united. I ran a 20.8 Hoffman frame and it was a perfect size for me and I'm 5'10

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