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    New question here. Dakar frame size for 5'3"?

    Hey all,
    I'm thinking about putting together a mtn bike for my wife by doing a frame swap on my 2005 Jamis Dakar Sport. It's a 21" and she's 5'3" so I definitely need something smaller. So my first line of thinking is to watch ebay for a similar frame (something in the Dakar line from a few years ago). I figure that would be easiest (parts should interchange)
    and relatively cheap.
    However I'm lost on the mtn bike sizing thing. I think a 15" would work for her based on some reading I've been doing but I haven't actually read about what a 5'3" lady would need for a frame size. Any advice?
    On another note, any idea of resale on a 21" frame?

    Thanks!

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    smaller then 15 yet. IIRC they have a 13 or 13.5 inch frame size, one of the guys at the shop has one, and he's about 5' (small guy).

    I'm on a 17 (5'10"), and KNOW a 15 will be too tall for her to comfortably use

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