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    15.5 frame for 5'7" 170 pounds inseam 30

    Hi
    Anyone else rides on a 15.5? Seems dimensions are similar
    15.5 frame for 5'7" 170 pounds inseam 30

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    Quote Originally Posted by djtuzik View Post
    Hi
    Anyone else rides on a 15.5? Seems dimensions are similar
    15.5 frame for 5'7" 170 pounds inseam 30
    same dimensions as you and the 15.5 is really small feeling.

    im on a 17.5 and wouldnt want to go down a size. MY GF has a 15.5 and its really too small.

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    I am 5'9" 200 pds and prefer the 15.5 over the 17.5". You will just have to try it out and see, everyone is different. It is so much easier for me to rest on my feet when not moving. The 17.5" seemed harder to jump on and off and had me on my tippy toes all the time. Glad i found an older 15.5" over the new 15".

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    Quote Originally Posted by RimsBeShinin View Post
    I am 5'9" 200 pds and prefer the 15.5 over the 17.5". You will just have to try it out and see, everyone is different. It is so much easier for me to rest on my feet when not moving. The 17.5" seemed harder to jump on and off and had me on my tippy toes all the time. Glad i found an older 15.5" over the new 15".
    Either your blessed with short legs and body proportions that are pretty far outside the norm, or your your bike fit is way off. When your butt is on or nearly on the saddle, you should be "on your tippy toes" to the ground. If your butt is on the saddle and your feet can go flat to the ground, your saddle is not in the proper position for pedalling, and if you pedal much at all your asking for knee problems. If its your dirt jump bike or dual slalom bike, nevermind.

    OP: visit and shop and sit on as many bikes as you can. even if they aren't the exact model. take note of sizes, especially reach and stack.

    Buying a bike size based on whether you can "rest on your flat feet" or swing a leg over it is a bad pretty criteria.

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    Further, whether you buy a size 15.5, 17.5, 18.5, or 19.5, your ideal saddle height for pedaling is that SAME, and via various seat post sizes you, may be able to achieve proper saddle height on ANY of those sizes.

    Reach and stack are what matter.

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