• 10-09-2012
    elbowtko
    Fantom 29 X5 vs Airborne Guardian?
    I am willing to spend around 700 bucks for my first real mountain bike.

    1)These in particular have very similar specs (any major differences?)

    2)For me the Motobecane costs 700 via BD, but the guardian costs around 735 for me (CA tax). Is there a reason to choose one over the other?

    3)Also regarding frame sizes. I am 5' 7 1/2, and weight around 145 pounds with an inseam of around 30 inches. Would it be appropriate for a 15 inch frame vs a 17inch? and 16 inch for the guardian?
  • 10-09-2012
    Klegg
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by elbowtko View Post
    )Also regarding frame sizes. I am 5' 7 1/2, and weight around 145 pounds with an inseam of around 30 inches. Would it be appropriate for a 15 inch frame vs a 17inch? and 16 inch for the guardian?

    Not sure if this helps, but I am 5'6 1/2 with a 29 inch inseam, about 170. I am riding a 18" Trek and it is too high. I have had a few ....painful...encounters with the frame.