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 Post subject: 29er for a 164 cm. guy?
PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 2:02 pm 
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My height is 164 cm. saddle height is 65.5 cm from the center of BB to top of saddle, pretty much a small guy, would I be good with a 29er? Cuurently riding a 26er.

* Wouldn't a 29er bike look like a BMX with huge wheels and a tiny frame? Im eyeing on the Scott scale 29er as a xc race bike.
Or shall I stay with 26er and wait for 650b?

need some inputs with this.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 4:13 pm 
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You'll be fine on a 29er, I ride with a women who is shorter than you, (about 157cm) and she rides a 29er (SS has it happens), you do need to choose a frame carefully though as some don't scale towards the smaller end as well as others, she rides an on-one (Scandal I think).

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 5:00 pm 
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Depends on where you ride and how skilled you are.
If it is mostly open fire roads and flowy trails it will be fine.
If it is singletrack with tech sections and lots of tight switchbacks it will be terrible.
I am 179 cm tall and find that 26" is a better size for me.
(Though I could be swayed by 650b when nice xc full sus bikes are finally available in that size).


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2012 10:09 am 
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Thanks for the input guys, I guess ill have to test ride one...


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 1:46 am 
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My wife is only 155cm tall and she rides a 29er.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 3:49 pm 
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my wife is 164cm, i am 165cm....

our 29`s are the best Bikes we ever had. In EVERY TERRAIN!!

A testride over more then 1 day shows you the right way...

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 5:17 pm 
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Sorry for slightly off topic, but I need to see more pics of that bike Zweigelt! :)


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 9:37 pm 
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"crossposting" is not gentlemanlike, but maybe its usefull for gifted child to see the proportions of a small 29er.. ;-)

sorry for off topic!

(Custom Quiring Ti Frames, 9.03 / 9.50 kg)

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if you look for a good fitting 29er, please take care of a very short headtube, negativ(-17°) Stem, 80mm Fork travel, and a slightly higher BB drop(57mm on our Quirings)....esp. for a racing bike.

You dont need as much saddle-bar drop(-3cm on my bike) on a 29er(in relation to a 26" Bike), but every milimeter of a lower bar is a good mm for shortys like us! Your Saddle high seems very low(685mm on our bikes!), maybe you have very short legs? In this case, put an eye on 650b!

another 2 cents: light and stiff wheels are very usefull too!!!

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 1:38 pm 
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try it out rhys.

my wife who stands as tall as you, went back to 26 after a month on a 29.
she finds it hard to go around twitchy single tracks.

on the other hand, ask Noy, as he stands about 157.5cm and races a 29


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 2:47 am 
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I'm 5'6"/167cm, and here's my bike. I race "pro" XC. Stem has been lowered since this picture was taken. Have about 1cm of saddle to bar drop right now.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 10:52 am 
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Zweigelt wrote:
my wife is 164cm, i am 165cm....
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where on earth is that? looks far more interesting than the terrain local to me :(


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 Post subject: 29er for a 164 cm. guy?
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02GF74 wrote:
Zweigelt wrote:
my wife is 164cm, i am 165cm....
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where on earth is that? looks far more interesting than the terrain local to me :(


Switzerland, on a Trip from Lenzerheide to Arosa. Probably one of the nicest Trails i have ever ridden. Great Landscape included.

Sorry for the SPAM!

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 10:15 am 
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What's the frame?


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 10:45 am 
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Same frame that just won the marathon World Championship. Mass produced chinese carbon.

Sold by probably a dozen companies under various names. Seriously, just search for "carbon 29er frame" on Alibaba.com or ebay and you'll find it. Seller e_baygoods is who I bought mine from. FR211 I think was the name they gave it.


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Check also Niner bikes, they have also XS frames on the 29" and they have the best 29" geometry..

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