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    Goblin Geometry----short people's opinion

    Would anyone riding a 16' Goblin care to give their opinion on the fit and feel of the bike? I'm close to pulling the trigger on a new frame and am curious about the short statured crowds point of view when it comes to The Goblin vs other 29er hard tails.

    I've been doing a ton of research on geometry, but numbers can't compare to real world feel. There are a few Airborne's in my area, but they're all too big.

    Thanks in advance,
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    Hey Brian, Your biggest factor will be standover height, which is 27" for the 16" Goblin. I'm sure you've measured crotch to floor and, if it's 28 or better, you should be good. As for feel, my son loves his and has had no problem moving from a 26er to a 29er. If anything he's faster and rolls over obstacles more easily.

    It's tough throwing the dice and ordering online. I did and I (and the son) are way happy with the choice. Airborne has a good return policy so that helps a little also.

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    The bended tube is helpful for stand over - I have a 28" inseam. And yes, I prefer my goblin over my fisher (26er).

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    I am 5'6" with a 29" inseam and this bike fits me great. I had a DB overdrive before the Goblin and the Goblin fits much better.

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    Gotcha! Thanks!!
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    Im 5'7" and LOVE the Goblin. It took some adjusting to fit me right but I feel I have found a great combination of seat and handlebars height. If I could do it all over again I would of paid to get it fitted to me. I am definitely more confident and stable on this bike than any other bike I've tried.

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    I'll second that ^^^

    I went from a Cannondale Medium SL-5 29er to the 16" Goblin and love it! The main issue being stand over height out on the trail. The bent top tube was a big factor in getting the Goblin. Never felt comfortable on the Cannondale because a quick dismount could lead to serious pain......

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