Help! Felt 29er sizing?
I have just ordered a Felt 9 seventy online. I have never sat on a Felt. Haven't ridden a mountain bike in years. I ordered the Large (20"). I have tried a bunch of other 20" inch 29ers and they seem fine. But when I looked on the Felt website (after ordering :shock: ) I seem to come up as a medium. I've also read lots of forum posts from tall people (around my size) who say they don't ride a 20". I am at least 5'10 (and a half) I have at least a 34 (and a half) inseam. I have a positive ape index. Am more or less built like a gibbon. The next size down is 18", which I feel would be too small. The type of riding I'm likely to do is more distance than technical. I prefer a more upright position as have a neck/upper back injury that niggles from time to time. I am female but used to riding a gent's frame. I am nowhere near the bike store I ordered from, and there seem to be no Felt suppliers near me with Felt mtn bikes in stock. Should I stick with the 20" or opt for the 18"?