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    xs bikes?

    so i am finally going to pony up and get a solid dh bike. my main constraint is that I'm pretty short and would need a frame that comes in xs. Other than the 09 and older glory's, does anyone know who makes something solid in xs? Any suggestions would be much appreciated!

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    http://www.specialized.com/ca/en/bc/...cname=Mountain according to this geo spec sheet of the demos apparently they make a xs other then giant and spec i dotn no hope this helps tho!
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    Turner DHR Smalls are as small or smaller than other XS frames It'l cost though.

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    How tall are you? If you do look for a small Turner DHR think 08' and 09" round tube.

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    get a small and then get 24 inch rims

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    i'm only 5'4'' with about a 29 inch inseem. I noticed that the dhr's run small but those are a little out of my budget, atleast brand new ones are. I heard that the Canfields run pretty small as well. Any others? Thanks for the feedback everyone!

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    I'm 5'6, 29" inseam and smalls have always fit me fit. Small stumpjumper, SX trail and V-10

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    knolly does too

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    The Banshee Legend in small is absolutely tiny. Be aware that small can be very different for different companies. For example, a sized small (2010) Specialized Demo is even LARGER than a sized medium Banshee Legend. This in terms of Reach.
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    I've been riding a Knolly podium in small for racing this year, I'm 5'2", sorry don't know exact inseam, but my legs are short. I've actually got more stand-over clearance on the podium than I do on my XS V-tach. Kept the stem short and front end low, and good part selection and its also quite a bit lighter than my V-tach. Its a fast bike, I just need to learn how to keep up with it!

    Pics here: http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=619611

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    Wow...that's an awesome bike. I'll have to look more into Knolly's!

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    Wow...that's an awesome bike. I'll have to look more into Knolly's!

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    Wow...that's an awesome bike. I'll have to look more into Knolly's!

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    Wow...that's an awesome bike. I'll have to look more into Knolly's!

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    Quote Originally Posted by scaryfast
    Wow...that's an awesome bike. I'll have to look more into Knolly's!
    Keep saying it!

    They also make bikes in XS as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodyak
    Keep saying it!

    They also make bikes in XS as well.
    Smallest frame size for the podium is a small, and I don't think Noel did a full production run of the V-tach in extra small (I only know of two). As I said though, stand over on the podium is better than the V-tach. The bikes do ride quite a bit differently; podium is longer and lower - definitely a race bike. The V-tach excels in anything steep and tight.

    The original DT is available in XS, but not yet for the new Delirium, though at 5'4", the OP would likely be a small in the Delirium. If you're looking at a race bike, go with the podium.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtb_mud_honey
    Smallest frame size for the podium is a small, and I don't think Noel did a full production run of the V-tach in extra small (I only know of two). As I said though, stand over on the podium is better than the V-tach. The bikes do ride quite a bit differently; podium is longer and lower - definitely a race bike. The V-tach excels in anything steep and tight.

    The original DT is available in XS, but not yet for the new Delirium, though at 5'4", the OP would likely be a small in the Delirium. If you're looking at a race bike, go with the podium.
    Ahh. I did not know that. I guess it makes sense. My 5'1" wife rode my sm Delirium at the lifts a couple weeks back and she had no problem with the size. I use it as my trail bike and FR/DH bike and I'm 5'5" and the small fits me just fine. I've also ridden the medium V-Tach and it also seemed to fit fine with a 45mm stem. That Podium sounds sick though.

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    girly bikes might fit, pretty colours too
    Why would I care about 150g of bike weight, I just ate 400g of cookies while reading this?

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