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    Sizing

    Hoping to get a little bit of direction before I purchase a bike. The type of riding we have here is alot of rooty terrain, steap ups and downs. Rolling hills also. I dont plan on jumping off of cliffs, just riding the trails. So with that being said I have a question about sizes. How do you know how much travel "Swing Arm" I should be aiming for? What about Pedal arm size?

    Any help would be appreciated.
    Thanks!

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    by "pedal arm" i guess you mean cranks? 175mm is the norm and works for most people. as for travel 100-130mm is the norm for your typical trail bike.

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    Im about to purchase a Diamond Back Recoil

    http://www.diamondback.com/bikes/mtn...ecoil-comp-11/

    They want to know what size frame. 18 or 20"

    Im 5' 10"

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    18"

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    Quote Originally Posted by pfox90
    18"
    What is the reasoning behind an 18 instead of a 20"? I weigh 195lbs btw.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cnl83
    What is the reasoning behind an 18 instead of a 20"? I weigh 195lbs btw.
    cuz 20'' would be huge for you. i'm 6' and ride a 19''.

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