what is a good toptube length for 5'2 rider

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1/15/2009 4:47 PM

i need help getting a new bike because i out grew my old eastern nine-volt that has an 18.5 toptube and i want to get a bike that has a great toptube length for me and i want the bike to have everything sealed on it, double wall rims, and an intergrated headset

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1/15/2009 4:49 PM

well depending on how old u are (at 14 i grew 6 inches in a couple months) i wouldnt get something too small
20.25 mignt be perfect
but i cant tell the difference from 20.00 to 21

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1/15/2009 5:02 PM

yeah man a 20.25 would be great for you but... you gotta think about the length of the chainstays or C.S. on any frame too. It is the distance from the center of your spindle (axle for the crank) to the center of your rear axle. Traditional bmx geo. is 20.5 tt and a 13.75 cs. Now days riders that don't ride with pegs sometimes get shorter back ends. With a toptube thats only 20.25 the chainstay length should be around 13 inches I would think. give or take a quarter inch. Maybe 12.75 inches even. I am just saying if the frame is 20.25 and the chainstays are 13.75 or even 14 than its more race geometry that freestyle. Don't quote me on that.

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1/15/2009 5:05 PM

fly luna 20.4 with 13.25 chainstay!

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1/15/2009 5:06 PM

you would want something between 20 and 20.5 ride people bike and ask and see what you like
I should be riding a 21 but i ride a .75 and i don't really feel any difference
it's really about how it feel to you

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1/15/2009 5:12 PM

I go by Lo Fi wrote:

yeah man a 20.25 would be great for you but... you gotta think about the length of the chainstays or C.S. on any frame too. It is the distance from the center of your spindle (axle for the crank) to the center of your rear axle. Traditional bmx geo. is 20.5 tt and a 13.75 cs. Now days riders that don't ride with pegs sometimes get shorter back ends. With a toptube thats only 20.25 the chainstay length should be around 13 inches I would think. give or take a quarter inch. Maybe 12.75 inches even. I am just saying if the frame is 20.25 and the chainstays are 13.75 or even 14 than its more race geometry that freestyle. Don't quote me on that.

i quoted u on that

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1/16/2009 11:09 AM

20.75 not to big not to small just perfect if your continueing to grow 21tt to big im 5'7 and i ride 20.75 its perfect you dont want a frame to big or to little 20.75 is perfect

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1/16/2009 11:11 AM
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1/16/2009 11:15 AM

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1/16/2009 11:19 AM

20.5

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