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Short Guy Looking for Input
« on: June 15, 2016, 12:51:20 PM »
Hi Guys,

I'm looking for some input on frame geometry relative to my size. I'm 5'5" tall and weigh 145-150 pounds. I'm riding a Reklamation SKJ with a 19" tt and 13-1/2" cs.  Would there be much advantage to a smaller frame, like maybe 18-1/2" tt and 12-3/4" cs?

What set up do some of you smaller riders run?

Thanks,

Chris

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Re: Short Guy Looking for Input
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2016, 09:16:18 PM »
you will probably be more comfortable on a shorter frame

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Re: Short Guy Looking for Input
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2016, 03:52:05 AM »
18.5tt frame
Rear 12.5
One Last Ride.

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Re: Short Guy Looking for Input
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2016, 04:36:21 PM »
I'm about the same size. It depends on what you're trying to do. I rode a 19" frame for a while and was pretty fine for front wheel but a little too big on some backwheel tricks where you're sort of climbing around the bike and the pegs and bars are a little further away. Same issue with tall bars and/or seat: not bad for front wheel, somewhat harder for back wheel. So I run an 18.5/12.5 frame and now and can't see switching though it's a little bit twitchy when i ride around the city.

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Re: Short Guy Looking for Input
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2016, 08:06:13 PM »
Hey ortho, what frame are you riding?

Chris

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Re: Short Guy Looking for Input
« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2016, 08:08:26 PM »
Ares A plus 2013

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Re: Short Guy Looking for Input
« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2016, 12:26:59 PM »
Thanks ortho.

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Re: Short Guy Looking for Input
« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2016, 03:49:26 PM »
Check out st.martin also - http://stmartinbmx.fr/nation-frame-2/

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Re: Short Guy Looking for Input
« Reply #8 on: June 27, 2016, 09:35:15 PM »
Any thoughts on a frame with an 18"tt? I know it's all preference and feel, but could get a good deal on a frame.  18"tt and 12.75"cs.


Thanks for helping me out.  Frame geometry can play such a big role in riding.


Chris






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Re: Short Guy Looking for Input
« Reply #9 on: June 27, 2016, 09:51:25 PM »
My friend used to ride back wheel on an 18" frame and killed it! But then moved to 18.8" and also killed it. Because he had offset forks and a low seat it didn't look or ride too weirdly. I was kind of surprised that it didn't feel super small on me, but i didn't really ride it enough to try many different positions.