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    Default Bike frame size question

    I'm looking at a used bike to use to ride to work on but I'm not sure if its big enough.

    I'm just under 6'6 with an inside leg of about 34/35". The bike in question has a 20" frame, would this be too small? Or would I get away with it?

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    Too small for road riding.

    Im 6ft with a 34" inside leg and ride a 21.5" road frame

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    Sorry, should have said, its a mountain bike which i'm lead to believe requires a smaller frame?
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    I would still say get as big a frame as possible not being derogatory but you are a big unit and it will help with the leverage

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    Quote Originally Posted by markj23 View Post
    I would still say get as big a frame as possible not being derogatory but you are a big unit and it will help with the leverage
    The thing is this ones a bargain. But it won't be if its too small!
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    20" will be fine for an mtb

    though stem size and crank length will effect it also

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    Quote Originally Posted by s_zigmond View Post
    20" will be fine for an mtb

    though stem size and crank length will effect it also
    This is all sounding very complicated now
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    is it full suspension or a hard tail?

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    Hard tail
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    I would say its a go you might have to change the front end to wide bars and a longer stem if it feels to squashed when riding it

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