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    New question here. 2014 GT Ruckus Dj Zero - Size Question

    Hello there, fellow bikers - I am a kid from Australia who hasn't touched a bike in literally 4 years (I am out of shape, and looking to get back into it. I used to BMX), and I have an enquirery about the GT Bikes Ruckus DJ Zero Bike 2014 > Complete Bikes > BMX Bikes | Jenson USA it comes in two sizes: medium, and large. I currently am 6 inches tall; I was wondering what size you would recommend I get, as I want to start riding quite often again.

    Thanks for the help.
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    6 inches tall? Go with the extra large.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TenSpeed View Post
    6 inches tall? Go with the extra large.
    hahaha, I meant 6 feet tall, I wrote it at like 3 am in my time
    Ah, I love learning the metric system, but legit,
    what size?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darts502 View Post
    I currently am 6 inches tall
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    6 inches tall?
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    hahaha, I meant 6 feet tall, I wrote it at like 3 am in my time
    Ah, I love learning the metric system.
    Feet & inches are an imperial measurement not metric.

    what size?
    Maybe people who ride these types of bikes can help you: http://forums.mtbr.com/urban-dj-park/

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    What type of riding do you plan to do? The bike you listed is a pretty purpose specific machine. Most people in this forum are focused on trail riding, not dirt jumping.

    If you're going to be using it just for dirt jumping/urban, I think you might be happier with a medium coming from your BMX background, but I really don't know how to analyze the geometry of a dirt jump bike, so it's hard to compare fit. Others might know much more.

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    I might go with medium, I do not want it too big, nor too small - that's great.

    Thank you for your time, friend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darts502 View Post
    I might go with medium, I do not want it too big, nor too small
    Why don't you go and test ride some DJ bikes with medium and large frames so you can get an idea of what to get.

    A $1000 or so is a lit of money to spend on a bike that 'might' have the right size frame.

    You 'might' find the medium size frame is too small.

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    only problem is I am from Australia, and no-one near by has them for sale, so I am ordering it from America. So, would you just suggest the large, as I can potentially get taller over the years?

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    I would get the large, especially if you think you are going to grow taller.
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    I think I might, medium is sort of sounding small.
    Thanks for the response!

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