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Old 09-15-2009, 05:15 PM
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Default Re: Help: Bike shop sold me wrong-sized frame

mirrorman: It depends on the frame. Not all sizes are the same. You have to consider the top tube length and the standover mainly. If it's an Anthem - their standover height is quite high - I think the frame would be on the tall side for a 5'6" guy. But then again maybe his legs are long for his height - it differs from person to person. A Specialized Stumpjumper for example ,has a very low standover height even on a large frame which is ideal for really rough trails. Personal fit is still the most important thing. Sizing is still a general guide. Every brand has it's own dimensions when they make their bikes.


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thanks for that info regarding the top tube length. the frame is a Merida TFS 500 Matss Comp Series. At first kasi he wants to return the merchandise pero feel nya kahit 5'6" sya he is comfortable with it. concern ko lang is the riding feel baka in the long run may back problems na lumabas or any defects kasi malaki frame nya.

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A 16" frame would be ideal for someone who's 5'6".

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Old 09-16-2009, 11:07 PM
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A 16" frame would be ideal for someone who's 5'6".
Sir, I have a 17" frame and I'm also 5'6". I'd have back & wrist pains after long rides (no trails yet though). To fix my prob, I've purchased a zero setback seatpost, shorter stem & 40mm rise handlebar. I also updgraded to a 100mm fork & added a few mm on spacers.

Ride has improved a lot, but I still get numb on the wrists after rides. What else do u think I should do?

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Old 09-17-2009, 12:50 AM
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Default Re: Help: Bike shop sold me wrong-sized frame

dalawa kayong may kasalanan jan! una yung bike shop na hindi ka nirekomendahan ng mas malaking frame!
pero!! its your choice! bkit d mu naisip na maliit pala yung frame? dba? kaya hindi mapapalitan yung bike (sayang)

pero kung ang ngyari eh sinabi mong size 17'' tapos binigyan ka ng 16" yun! pede mong papalitan ang frame mo!

ibeg sabihen kayo po ang nagkamali sa ngyari! sayang hindi na mapapalitan! mas maganda sold your frame tapos buy a new frame!

sory kung tglog katamad mag english eh hehe!

just my comment! pero may punto ako!

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were ba location ng paulinas bro?

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Sir, I have a 17" frame and I'm also 5'6". I'd have back & wrist pains after long rides (no trails yet though). To fix my prob, I've purchased a zero setback seatpost, shorter stem & 40mm rise handlebar. I also updgraded to a 100mm fork & added a few mm on spacers.

Ride has improved a lot, but I still get numb on the wrists after rides. What else do u think I should do?
Change your grips... Ergon GS2 has worked beautifully for me. No more wrist pain/numbness/weakness. Just make sure you get the right size grip. Your grip size would most likely be size small. Just for reference, I'm 5'10" and use size 7.5 surgical gloves.

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Default bikeshop sold you a wrong built bike size. What will you do?

Hi just want to ask if a bike shop sold you a wrong built bike size. What will you do?

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Ask them if you can exchange it for the right sized bike. Siguro naman kung hindi pa gamit pwede palitan.

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Default Re: What to do????

Maybe this is somewhat related to what your are asking.
http://www.pinoymtbiker.org/forum/sh...ad.php?t=30675
In this thread you'll find out what will happen if a bike shop sells you a wrong sized FRAME.

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