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    Small Superlight 29er or????

    Ok so I am looking at getting my wife a new 29er she is 5.2ish. She currently rides a Specialized Myka full suspension in a small and has a Niner EMD in Xs that we built for her up. She likes the 29er and wants a full suspension one I am thinking the Superlight 29er.

    Has anybody got one of these for their spouse or GF or is a shorter rider themselves?

    She is a fairly aggresive rider and I would to get her a Salsa Horsethief like I have but the Superlight29er is the longest travel bike I can find with that will fit her.
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    My wife is 5'3 and some change and rides a small size yeti sb95. She demoed a small Stumpjumer 29 and it fit fine. She almost fit on a medium Superlight 29 (small was unavailable).

    I think it's possible to get 29ers to fit for a smaller rider but in my wife's case, she isn't overly fond of the big wheels. They're harder for her to maneuver, etc. I think she still feels more at home on a smaller wheeled bike, which is why the whole 27.5/650b craze is an intriguing option.
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    My 5.4ish wife rides a juliana 26er but has taken my SL29 out a few times. She complains that it takes too much upper body strength to control/steer the bike. If we stepped her up to a larger tire it would be 650b.

    May be worth looking into:
    SANTA CRUZ SUPERLIGHT 29ER. (FRAME) - Pinkbike
    SC:12' Butcher (sold)
    SC:12' Superlight 29er (sold)
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    SC:12' TBLT

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    She has a 29er hardtail she really likes and really likes the 29er over the 26 it is just finding a longer travel 29er seems kinda hard.

    I honestly didn't know Yeti made the SB95 in a small I am going to look into that one.
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