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    k2 lithium 5.0 bike sizing

    I was trying to figure out if a small lithium 5.0 would be ok for me to ride I'm 5' 11" with a 32" inseam. I know a medium is whats recommended but i can get the small for a sick deal.
    What would be some disadvantages of me riding a bike slightly smaller than recommended? Are there any advantages to a slightly smaller bike? Would the smaller bike be easier to control? tia for any help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue Streak
    I was trying to figure out if a small lithium 5.0 would be ok for me to ride I'm 5' 11" with a 32" inseam. I know a medium is whats recommended but i can get the small for a sick deal.
    What would be some disadvantages of me riding a bike slightly smaller than recommended? Are there any advantages to a slightly smaller bike? Would the smaller bike be easier to control? tia for any help.
    Not even close. I'm 5'11" w/ a 34" inseam and I ride a Large lithium 4.0, the small would be difficult if not impossible for you to ride.
    "Do not touch the trim"

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    large, definetely.

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue Streak
    I was trying to figure out if a small lithium 5.0 would be ok for me to ride I'm 5' 11" with a 32" inseam. I know a medium is whats recommended but i can get the small for a sick deal.
    What would be some disadvantages of me riding a bike slightly smaller than recommended? Are there any advantages to a slightly smaller bike? Would the smaller bike be easier to control? tia for any help.
    I am the same height & inseam, large was just right.

    If you are intrested, I have a large Lithium 4.0 (with a Manitou swinger 3-way, bb, f derailuer, & seat post clamp) I need to sell.

    see it here:
    http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.ph...83392#poststop

    PM me for details...

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