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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Thread: Size Question

  1. #1
    mtbr member
    Join Date
    Apr 2010

    Size Question

    I have a great chance to pick up a 2008 Kona Caldera for a great price. I am on a pretty limited budget and this would be a great deal if i could make it work.

    It is a 20" 2008 Kona Caldera and I am 6' 7" it gives me a little over 6" clearence of the top tube. Is this bike way small or would it work? I am planning on riding some pretty rocky trails in Colorado.


  2. #2
    AKA Dr.Nob
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    Join Date
    May 2007
    frankly I think it is too small. At your height you will probably want a 21" or 22" frame.

    I'm 6'3' and ride either a 20" or 22"
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