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    New question here. Need advice on Rockhopper frame size..............

    I have decieded on buying a 2005 Rockhopper.
    I have tested the 17'' frame and the 19'' frame.
    I am 5'11, 200lbs. I felt comfortable on both frame sizes. The difference was very minimal, but my arms are a bit more stretched out on the 19'' frame of course.

    I think that either frame would work for me in the end. I would like to hear pros and cons of having a larger frame vs a smaller frame. Would I be better off with a larger frame or a smaller frame. I feel comfortable on both frames, so I am having a hard time decieding which one I should get. I will ride the bike around town alot as transportation, and for excercise. I do enjoy riding offroad as well, and will do that. I won't be doing anything too crazy offroad. The majority of the time I will probally be on pavement.


    thanks

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    Hi

    I've just got a rockhopper I am 5'10" and got the 17" have ridden it for about 70 miles so far and the size is fine.

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    my guess would be the smaller of the 2.when i ride around town i don't care to be streched out.(makes for sore back) more uprite is definatly better in this case.

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    I bought an 05 rockhopper comp and it's a 19" frame. I am 5'11" 230 lbs and i think the frame works great for me. I do both off road and road riding. I dont get too crazy but I like to challenge myself a little. When I rode the 17" frame it felt like my knees were too close to the handlebars and that was something I didn't like. That is why I went with the 19" frame. Good luck with your purchase. I dont think you can go wrong with a specialized!

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    I'm 6'4" and ride a 19" frame. I ride a lot of technical hairy trails and my seat position is more often quite low. However, when I ride the tow-path trails for fitness the seatpost is long enough to raise it up for more efficient pedalling. My pants inseam is 34" so my legs are long.

    For you I would recommend the 17" frame. Frames that are too large really are a drag. Not so much if you're riding around on the road seated, but standing to pedal or getting into twisty trails and further into technical stuff, you really need a properly sized frame with as much standover height as possible. Buy the smallest frame you can get away with for trail riding. If you can get onto a 15" and test the seatpost for proper length for XC, go that route even.
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