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MTB sizing, short legs

kevin_stephenskevin_stephens Posts: 184
edited August 2016 in MTB buying advice
On many manufacturers' size guides I'm on the overlap between sizes according to my height. My legs are disproportionately short compared to my trunk and arms. Would this trait be better suited by a slightly larger or smaller frame size?
I want to climb hills so badly;
and I climb hills so badly


  • POAHPOAH Posts: 3,369
    look to the reach measurement first and go from their. I'm the same but I tend to go for the smaller bike rather than the larger one. You can adjust the reach within reason using longer/shorter stems. I could have run a medium suppressor with a 30mm stem for the same reach as my small with a 6omm stem.
  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,761
    Short legs for your height means a bigger frame so you get the reach right, I know this all to well as I suffer from ducks disease as well (censored to close to the ground).
    Current steed - Whyte T129, 2013 frame, mongrel Revelations, Giant dropper, Stans S1 wheelset. 12, Magura Trail Sport brakes, 1x11. 12.9Kg
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