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    Got BONUS $$$$ buying Stout SE Racing

    Well I have just received some of my bonus. And I'm planning on buying a Stout SE Racing in 15 inch frame. ...... Now what do you guys think, I'm 5.-7" and have a 29 inch inseam. Do I go with the 15 or the 17???????? The reason I don't go gears, don't know how to use them maybe later I can upgrade to a 1x9.

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    And I need to loose weight

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hkp2000 View Post
    The reason I don't go gears, don't know how to use them maybe later I can upgrade to a 1x9.
    Shift gears up if you're legs are moving too fast, shift gears down if your legs are moving too slow. Dont go big-big, meaning in your big front ring, dont get down in your biggest cogs in the back. Not an issue with 1x9.

    Have you ridden bikes much to know how the fit of each compares to what you've ridden before?

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    Yes I have ridden bikes but without gears.

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    I vote for the 15" - I am 5'6" with a 29ish inseam and ride a 15" Monocog, the Stout isn't that much different in terms of geometry. The 17" won't give you much if any standover but the top tube length may work. I assume you are ordering online - you can always ship it back if it doesn't fit but you should factor the extra ~$50 shipping in to the price just in case.
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    15 for sure for 5'7" and a 29" inseam

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    15" for sure. I'm 5' 11" and ride a 17" frame.

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    I'm curious I just test rode a 21" Gary Fisher Rig today. The lbs folks thought the 19" would be good fit but when I got setup on the bike it felt a bit cramped. The 21" felt roomy and rode well up a small hill. I'm 6 foot. I wonder if the different bikes frame sizes vary??

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    Yes. One manufactures 21 is another's 19 is another's large and still another's XL. Fit by Top tube length first, stem length to fine tune and stand over last.

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    I'm 5'6 with a 30" inseam and I bought the 15" Stout.... Fits perfect with a 90mm steam.

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    Well that the heck, I'm getting it thru jensons USA @ $400.00 dollars price match.

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    i think both may work- it's always hard when you can't actually give it a test spin. my wife is 5'6 and rides a 17.5" xcal with 2" of standover (even though standover really doesn't matter- it was mentioned so i thought i would tell you how much she has). she flipped the stem and it fits her really well. i think a 15.5" could have worked too but i was surprised she felt so much better on the bigger bike.

    i don't know much about the stout but if you can't find one to try in person, that would be ideal- or even find a bike with similar measurements and try that one. my $.02.
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    I have the 15" and I'm 5'9" with a 31 inseam. Fits really well with about an inch of gap. The only mods I've made was some mech disc brakes, but the stock brakes were fine. Still riding it and loving it. Did you look at bikes direct? Got mine there for $349, free shipping.
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