How tall are you?

jeffers696jeffers696 Posts: 328
edited February 2008 in MTB general
Hi all, i just wanted to know how tall you bikers are and what size frames you use?
Specailized Enduro 08 - Beast
OnOne 456


  • I'm 6ft and my bike is an 18" frame.
    'Hello to Jason Isaacs'
  • Chaka PingChaka Ping Posts: 1,451
    5ft 9in, 32in inside leg = 17.5in / medium frame.
  • BuckleBuckle Posts: 90
    5' 5", 29" inside leg - Ride a 17.5. censored paper between top tube and clackers but not too bad. Just gotta make sure I don't slide forwards...

    Don't you just hate it when people ask rhetorical questions...
  • Andy BAndy B Posts: 8,115
    5'9, 32" inside leg, ride a 17" & 18" MTB.
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 28,800
    5' 11", 19" frame.
  • I'm 5'9" with a 31" inside leg, my bike has a 20" frame, when I stand over the top bar, there is bodily contact, but I don't see it as a problem.
  • 6ft ,19in frame.
    2006 Giant XTC
    2010 Giant Defy Advanced
    2016 Boardman Pro 29er
    2016 Pinnacle Lithium 4
    2017 Canondale Supersix Evo
  • Im 5'9" and have a 16" frame.
    Ride it hard on a hardtail
  • bluefoambluefoam Posts: 102
    6' 2" & 19" frame
  • i supose that it is really quite an irelivant question because it depends on quite a few things e.g. riding style, prefferance, geomertry and even what size frame was on limitted special offer at the LBS.
    Ride it hard on a hardtail
  • pdidpdid Posts: 1,065
    5`10 and 17.5". Perfect fit for me.
  • i am 6ft 1 and i ride a 19" frame
  • Dav1Dav1 Posts: 1,298
    5'10 21in frame. My frame has a shorter then average top tube though so the larger size compensates for it.
    Giant TCR advanced 2 (Summer/race)
    Merlin single malt fixie (Commuter/winter/training)
    Trek superfly 7 (Summer XC)
    Giant Yukon singlespeed conversion (winter MTB/Ice/snow)

    Carrera virtuoso - RIP
  • 5' 10'', 15'' frame.
    Tiny so not much use for long slogs, but great for flicking around 4X and DH without smashing my nuts.
    "The problem was, I was still using my eyes even though I had them shut"

    Demoted to commuting duty

    Orange Crush!
  • ceecee Posts: 4,553
    5'9 and a half.

    17" frame.

    For the commute, I have to raise the saddle a fair amount, but I like being able to throw it around trails without smashing my proverbials
    Whenever I see an adult on a bicycle, I believe in the future of the human race.

    H.G. Wells.
  • BigDutchBigDutch Posts: 127
    I'm 6'3" and use a number of differrent frame sizes.

    Bianchi (road) 56cm
    Specialized (road) 58cm
    Foes FXR 21" and Foes 4X 18.5"
    Cannondale F3 19"
    Uzzi VPX (until it got killed by baggage handlers grrrrr) large / 19"
    My old kona is an 18" and my Raleigh M-trax (remember them?!) is 18.5"

    If you're wondering what frame size you need it's very important to pay close attention to how the quoted size affects the other dimensions as well. Certain companies use a honking long top tube on smaller frames. With my old Adroit for example I only rode a 17" (medium) because I could barely reach the bars otherwise!

    Spend as much time as the shop will allow you to on any bike you're thinking about getting.

    Good luck!
  • The Big CheeseThe Big Cheese Posts: 10,309 Forum Tart 2010
    6' and Both my Marin's are 17.5"

    32.5 inside leg

    My wild card is I believe a medium 16" but that's designed to be small and chuckable
  • 6ft 7inches, size 14 shoe, 1mile inside leg, 21" framed Crush.

    You should put these results into a table on the first post, just cos I'd be at the top :D
  • Okay GT, I'll go for second place then!

    6'5", approx 37.5"inside leg and 23.5" frame!

    Which matches the 14" difference that is so often cited. I find loads of room for standover when on the deck, even on an uneven surface.

    Very large frame size, especially compared to the others here, and I chose the Giant over a Kona because it came in the large frame size. I still have nearly all the seat tube out of the frame for on road stuff and long rides. I do drop the seat for technical stuff and steep bits! It's really too big a bike to be perfect for chucking around, but I knew i'd always be doing road trips and commuting on it.
    Proved by testing to be faster than a badger.
    The world's ultimate marmite bike
  • lol so there are some tall people who ride, i am 6'6 and i just got a 23 inch rockhopper and am still not sure if its too big. i am like jesse i want to lob some road tyres and do some miles. and kind of happy, that i did get the 23" for that, gess i will have to grow a bit more so i can throw it about a bit!
    Specailized Enduro 08 - Beast
    OnOne 456
  • Steve_b77Steve_b77 Posts: 1,906
    5'11" 33inch inside leg and a medium framed Spec' Pitch and a lge framed GT Aggressor 2.0XC
  • supersonicsupersonic Posts: 82,708 Lives Here
    7ft 4, 27 frame ;-)

    Nah, 6ft, 33 inside leg. mEasured to top of seat tube:

    Zaskar: 20.5
    Idrive: 18
    Ruckus: 17

    All with different angles and top tube lengths.
  • 6 foot 4 22" frame
    Giant XTC 2.5 '08
    Felt Virtue 3 '10
    Giant Defy 2 '11
    Giant Terrago Disc '07 - Convereted for CX
    Fit Team Park Bmx '08
  • 6ft 2" 19" frame one tall lass :D

    There are far too few of you around!
    Proved by testing to be faster than a badger.
    The world's ultimate marmite bike
  • OllyUKOllyUK Posts: 230
    5ft11" 20" frame mtb
    56cm road bike
  • 5ft 9" - 17" frame- 16 stone = hardtail :D
  • redveeredvee Posts: 11,929
    179cm 5'10" 32" Inseam 96kg

    Kona 19"
    GT 16"
    I've added a signature to prove it is still possible.
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