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    Motobecane fantom 29er standover

    I'm 5'11.5 and currently looking at the 17" fantom 29er.
    The geometry chart shows standover of 32.4", which sounds very tall for a 17".
    Also the wheelbase is very long as well.

    Can anyone who purchased this bike confirm that the measurements are accurate?

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    I bought the 17" frame (Medium) and been riding it for about 7 months. I'm 5-8". The bike feel a bit large for me at first time but once I get used to it, I' m glad I choose this size. I changed the stem to a 90mm. It came with a 110mm.

    If you're 5-11" you will be more than happy with the 17". ;-)
    Erwin [PR]
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    Yauco, PR

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    Yes, I went ahead and picked up the 17.5".
    I really like the fit so far. No problem with SO, whatsoever.
    I think I could have even gotten away with a 19".

    I'm surprised that you didn't go with a 15", given their sizing recommendation.

    General Sizing Guide
    13" - 5'4" to 5'6"
    15.5" - 5'7" to 5'9"
    17.5" - 5'10 to 6'0"
    19" - 6'1" to 6'3"
    21" - 6'3 to 6'5"

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    Yep. I made a risky decision but my seatpost right now is pretty high (if you still have the Ritchey, mine is in the 3- mark). I only found that the Top Tube is longer that my full suspension bike. That's why I swapped the stem for a 90mm and that did the Job. I mostly use the bike for road riding but planning to buy a nice second wheelset to have the option.

    I had a friend that has the previous version of this frame (non-tapered head tube) and when he told me the sizing of his frame I was able to compare and found that it will not be a big difference compared to my other bike (also a mountain bike).

    Suggestion: the brush frame may be a little hard to keep it "shine". I use dish washer soap only for the frame and looks great!! :-)

    Regards!
    Erwin [PR]
    Marathon Mountain Biker
    Yauco, PR

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