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    Questions about 29er

    Hey all. I am looking at buying a new bike but am confused about the 29er sizing. I am 5'10 with a 32' inseam. I was looking at the Norco Charger 9.1 29er Charger « Cross Country « Mountain « Bikes « Norco Bicycles

    I have a good deal with a friend for his bike which is a 15" frame. He is 5'8 and he says it will fit me. After doing some research it seems that it should fit but I think it will be to small. It doesn't need to be a perfect fit I am wondering if it will work. Any input for me?

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    Fat-tired Roadie
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    Sounds small. For him, too. At your height, you'd probably ride a 17" or 19" frame.

    That's just a guideline, though. The companies aren't consistent about their sizing and individual riders have different preferences.
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    5'8" myself, short inseam, longer torso. I ride a small in a 29 er.
    2017 Cannondale Scalpel Si Carbon 3 (27.5)

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    I'm 5'8" and ride a large (19") but should be on a medium (18"); test ride it to determine if you fit but if you feel tight or cramped step away and don't even consider putting a longer stem and a setback post.

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    it really depends on preference, I'm 5'11 and ride a 15'' and a 19'' and i really do prefer a tighter cockpit.. internet fitting is a ballpark but liking may vary, try the bike before u buy it

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