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    Felt Nine 1 X-Small or Small?

    Hello

    I am a pretty small Asian dude, 5'5", short arms, and 29" standover

    Looking at a Felt Nine 1

    NINE 1 - Felt Bicycles

    Felt's website recommends a XS but a LBS said a Small.

    the XS's 22" top tube seems more appropriate and 2.3" of clearance is ample

    the small would have a large 23" TT which seams too large and a decent .9" of clearance



    any suggestions?

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    Sounds like you have a short torso to go with those arms. You should call Felt direct for more recommendations. The small comes with a 80mm stem. You could be more current with a 50mm stem. The shop can swap in one from the box of used stem they have in service. Takes 2 minutes. Which reduces the reach for riding and you may fit it better. But ultimately you need to ride one to know how it'll fit.
    On a side note the 71.5 head tube angle hasn't been common in years. Too steep. 68 or less is what you'll find more often.

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    Thanks for the response, felt really was of no help. They said based on their online chart they recommend a XS which would be fine if the chart listed on the 2016 Felt 1 site didn't suggest a 16" Small for a 5'5" person on a mountain bike

    Bike Sizing - Felt Bicycles

    a bit confusing...

    Reason I ask because I found an insane deal on a new Felt Nine 1 for $3300 off MSRP. I did call some Felt LBS and they all agreed (3 of them) that they would most likely put me on a small. With this said I canceled my order. If anyone is interested contact Wheel and Sprocket in Wisconsin about a XS 14" 2016 Felt Nine 1

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