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    New Karate Monkey sizing

    I'm nudging 5'7", Inseam of 29" (longer torso). Should I get a small or medium KM? I'll sit on one of course before buying but wanted to get your experiences with fit?
    What's your height and size?
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    Anyone?

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    There are lots of things to consider when trying to determine fit. It's especially hard when you're on the cusp of one size. Inseam/torso is just one factor. Arm length, position preference, etc. all play into factor. Even when you do have that determined, it seems numbers on paper and actual fit isn't a guarantee. I bought a ritchey frame that I thought would fit based on ETT, stack, reach, etc. But I built it up and the fit was way off.

    Moral of the story? Nothing beats throwing a leg over the bike.

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    Derp, I know this. I'm looking for other people's own sizes and experiences.

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    I am also 5'7" and maybe I can help. Inseam of 30"

    1. I ride a 2017 surly KM Medium Size
    2. My stem is 35mm 0 deg and handle bar of 750mm with 6 deg sweep. I tried putting a 65mm 0deg stem and I felt that the bike is long.
    3. My stem height is 35mm from the head tube

    If you want to go for medium size, please take note that the ETT is 610mm and you need to be careful picking your handle bar (sweep, rise, and length) and stem.

    @asunder: What is the size of your other MTB?
    Last edited by jameson168; 07-02-2017 at 06:59 AM. Reason: added more details

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