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  1. #1
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    13" Motobecane Fantom Pro SL

    Looking at this bike for my wife.....She is 5'3" and feels comfortable on a 14 to 15" standard hardtail....I've read that generally you want 1" less on a 29er frame?? Anyone tried this size?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bncrshr77
    I've read that generally you want 1" less on a 29er frame??

    while that may be true, Moto are generally pretty generous in the standover height. the last 26" hardtail I had from them, a 500 HT model, had a steeper dropping toptube, hence the lower standover height.

    looked at their site and looks like the standover height for 13" is 27.75 in. and the 15" is 28.9 in.

    hope this helps.

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    My wife is 5'2" and rides a 13" Fantom trail 29r.

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    Match the top tube length of what she is comfortable riding now to what you want to get. That is the first priority on bike fit, especially for women. Standover (i.e. frame size) is secondary.
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