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  1. #1
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    King Kahuna carbon sizing

    Looking at the King Kahuna carbon for a new ride. I'm looking at the frame geo and the 18" frame has a stand over of a smidge over 32".

    I typically use an 18 inch frame or a medium in 26er flavor, I'm 5' 11", 32 inch inseam. Usually have a couple inches clearance between top tube and my jewels.

    The 16" frame more closely matches my 26er sizing, but I'm having a hard time believing someone of my height is the shortest rider that can fit on one of these frames. I'm new to 29er sizing but are the charts accurate? Anyone have one of the frames and if so what size did you go with?

    Thanks for for any help.

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    I'm 5' 11" too with a 31" inseam and there is plenty of stand over on the 18" for me. I just picked it up (haven't even ridden it on dirt), but I had an 18" Unit with a very similar geometry and it was great.

    I ordered mine sight unseen, and am very happy with the way it looks--much better than in pictures. I can't wait to ride it!

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    The geo chart must be off or measured oddly because I was transferring numbers back and forth for a solid hour and wasn't getting anywhere. I'll try to track one down locally to confirm. Thanks for the info.

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    Same geo as their other 29ers. I'm a leggy 6'0 tall and ride a 19", but have wondered about their 20". I'd say 18" at the smallest - and probably just right.

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