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So! Here is my first 29er build. I picked it up off of Kona for a super good deal. It was a show bike then it sat in someones basement for 2 years. I'm really stoked on it, but I jumped the gun to quickly and really should have bought and 18" or maybe even a 17" not a 19 :( Trying to sell/trade the frame, but I'll be riding it for now!

Let me know what you think of it! or if you know anyone with an 17"/18" 29er SS laying around! haha

<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/markkarau/5532214071/" title="FSU_1095 by Mark Karau, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm6.static.flickr.com/5014/5532214071_6c9e3ccf07.jpg" width="500" height="332" alt="FSU_1095" /></a>

740mm bars, nbd
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amazing grips, put some of their cheap ones on my commuter just to try em out, now i'll be putting them on all my bikes
<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/markkarau/5532800356/" title="FSU_1104 by Mark Karau, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm6.static.flickr.com/5051/5532800356_4ab7eb2743.jpg" width="500" height="332" alt="FSU_1104" /></a>

words to live buy! haha
<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/markkarau/5532798550/" title="FSU_1096 by Mark Karau, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm6.static.flickr.com/5139/5532798550_0ba982e7fe.jpg" width="500" height="332" alt="FSU_1096" /></a>

Frame - 19" Kona Big Unit
Fork - Fox F29 80mm (remote lock-out on order)
Bars - Sunline V1 flat
Stem - Kalloy Top Shelf
Grips - Ergon GX2 Carbon
Bottle Cage - Ripple Inox Ti

Brakes - Shimano BR-575
Rotors - Avid XX w/ Ti hardwear 185/160

Rims - Mavic 719
Hubs - Formula
Tires - RR 2.4 (tubes for now)

Cranks - Race Face Atlas SS
Pedals - XTR

Weight - 25 lbs
 

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What's wrong with the size?

Nice bike, it looks fun to ride (except for the gold bars);) !
I found a good deal on a felt nine, but it is one size larger than I want. The 17.5" frame -the "right" size- has almost the same top tube length as my current ride but it's not available :madman: ; so I'm thinking of going for the 19.5" which has even longer TTL than your 19" kona. My hight is 1.82m(6'); according to manufacturer size guide I can take either :confused: .
What is your height? Judging from the seat height and handlebar the frame size looks ok:thumbsup: . What exactly is wrong with the size(stand-over, long-reach,something else)?I'm asking you because I'm in the same situation. Am I going to do a big mistake?
 
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