1. The most important thing about buying a new bike is to make sure it fits. The only way you'll know if the bike is right for you is to size up the bike and make sure that the bike's geometry matches your body's geometry. Ask questions and do some research.
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2. If possible, try to find a shop that will let you demo the bike on real dirt. Five minutes in a parking lot won't cut it. You wouldn't buy a car without a real world test drive, and a bike should be no different.
3. Don't belive the hype. Just because your favorite rider or best friend rides a certain bike, that doesn't mean that's the best one for you. Have an open mind and be realistic about your needs and ability.
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  1. #1
    mtbr member
    Join Date
    May 2006

    Scirocco sizeing

    Hey, this is my first time on this forum and i must say i'm very impressed. on to my question

    i might be getting a 15" (small) Banshee scirocco built up, but i'm worried about the size. I'm 5'8" and weigh about 140, and i ride everything, includeing dj's, dowhill, freeride, xc, and trail.

    i currently ride a 17" Giant Rainier, which suits me well, but i can't really jump or anything on it, all my friends ride small freeride HT's so i wouln't be falling behind on the trail.

    thanks for any sizeing help,

  2. #2
    local trails rider
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    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    According to Banshee's website, a you are in the middle of the range for a Medium Scirocco. I am about 5'10" and, for me, the length of a Medium is about right for XC/trail with a 110mm stem. My back is relatively long, though.

    There is an inch of difference in lengt between Small and Medium.

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