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    What size seeker should i go for?

    Pretty much there in ordering just need to know the size.

    Im 5'9" and have a 29.5 inseam. Thinking 18" should work as thats the size of the trek I tried

    thanks

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    Hmmm toss up. Either 16 or 18. I'm 5'11 and I ride an 18 but I know that's technically small. I think you would be good on an 18. There are a few people here in the 5 8- 5 10 range who should chime in.

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    I emialed them last night but nothing yet, figured it might be easier just to see what riders have to say, thanks

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    Almost sounds like i should go 16"

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    I'm 5'9" around 31 inseam, went with the 18" EVO, it's comfortable for me. I have really long arms though too (34-35" shirt sleeves). Don't have much standover clearance maybe 1.5".

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    So I would be just touching with an 18: im guessing. the trek had a 27.5" frame i believe and touched, but everything felt perfect once i started riding. The giant talon 4 in medium size a 18" frame and seemd fine though, that has 650b wheels though. Kinda liked the feel of the trek sizes though once i started riding, felt less cramped then the giant.

    Ugh this is hard

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    ok so the airborne has a .2 inch difference from the trek in stand over height.

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    The stand over on a 29 is going to be a little more up there if you're used to a 26 or road bike. I'm 5'9" with a 31.5 inch cycling inseam and ride an 18" Goblin.

    Op - are you sure that's your cycling inseam? It's different than your pant inseam.

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    ok, I just re measured myself, idk what I did wrong last night, its was 3am though.

    my new inseam shoes off that I measured about 10 times come just under 31" little over 30 3/4"

    shoes on around 32

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    specs also seem the same between the frames I tried. might have to give 18 a go

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    Airborne says 16" frame would be best, said they recommend the 18" to 31.5 + inseam

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    They are pretty right on with their recommendations. Go for it!

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    5'10" with a 30" inseam... i have an 18 and its perfect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wconner View Post
    5'10" with a 30" inseam... i have an 18 and its perfect.
    do you touch the bar?

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    Are you guys sure you know how to measure your cycling inseam? You need to stand bare-footed, flat back against a wall and jam a book up until it stops. This is generally past your nads and up to the sit bone.

    It sounds like some are just stating their pants inseam.

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    Quote Originally Posted by megalowmatt View Post
    Are you guys sure you know how to measure your cycling inseam? You need to stand bare-footed, flat back against a wall and jam a book up until it stops. This is generally past your nads and up to the sit bone.

    It sounds like some are just stating their pants inseam.
    thats how I measured it still just shy of 31"

    but idk, 27" stand over sounds a little small. Still not to positive what size I should go with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mca90guitar View Post
    thats how I measured it still just shy of 31"

    but idk, 27" stand over sounds a little small. Still not to positive what size I should go with.
    It's because on the 16" Airborne frame, the top bar curves downward before it reaches the seat tube. The weird thing is they don't show this on the website.

    Here's what it looks like...

    https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/i...haQIwKkqjipH_M

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    Quote Originally Posted by megalowmatt View Post
    It's because on the 16" Airborne frame, the top bar curves downward before it reaches the seat tube. The weird thing is they don't show this on the website.

    Here's what it looks like...

    https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/i...haQIwKkqjipH_M
    hmmm. Just keep getting more confused with it. At this point it might just be better to buy from a shop on a bike a can actually try out.

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    is the stand over from the ground to the mid part of the frame? so a 27" stand over on a 26" and 29" would still be the same height?

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    Stand over on a 29er is higher due to the elevated axles from taller wheels.

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    I'm 5'4, ride a 16" and the bar goes right up into my balls. With a stem/bar swap, I love the fit.
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    I'm 5'10'' and ride an 18" Goblin and have very little stand over height. When I bail off I always make sure to drop off to the side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ta87 View Post
    I'm 5'4, ride a 16" and the bar goes right up into my balls. With a stem/bar swap, I love the fit.
    have to shorten or lengthen the stem/bar? specing it out the bike I have down stairs is about the same specs on the 16" frame, but the reach on the 16" AB is a little longer which will be better.

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    I'm running a 60mm stem (slammed and neg degree angle) and 720mm flat bar.

    I like the wide bars but the effects of a 740 or anything more would feel exaggerated because my arms are proportionate to that of say... a t-rex.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ta87 View Post
    I'm running a 60mm stem (slammed and neg degree angle) and 720mm flat bar.

    I like the wide bars but the effects of a 740 or anything more would feel exaggerated because my arms are proportionate to that of say... a t-rex.
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    Sorry still dont know the bike language yet, so you had to adjust thing to make the reach easier for you?

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    5-9 w/30" inseam with 18" seeker -- happy with the ride. Standover is a bit tighter, but the ride feels great. Climbing is insanely improved.

    I would have liked to try the next size down, but I think it would have felt too much like my 26" and was looking for a real change. Overall I am happy with my purchase.

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