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Brider007
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Hey all! I just bought a used trek 3500 for $125. It has a 13 inch frame. I am 5'6. I am just wondering if this is a huge deal. I plan on riding a decent amount and doing bikepacking in the future. Would you say that this bike is ok? Or should i try and find something else? Thanks!
 

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Go to a shop and test ride some sizes outside. Go on the grass and into a ditch if possible standing up. You're more likely a 17.5 unless you've got a short torso for your height.
 

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For comparison, my daughter is 5' tall and rides a 13.5" Trek Marlin 6 WSD.
 

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Brider007
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I did. The guy i bought it from said it was an 18 inch frame. I dont know much about bikes so i couldnt tell it wasnt.
 

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not sure how you bought this... if possible return bike and get money back.. if not feasible sell bike and then buy a properly sized bike this is going to likely be much too small..
 

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Is it labeled? I’m just wondering how it actually fits and if you are sure it is a 13”?

I’m planning on buying a 15” this weekend for my 5’2.5” daughter.
 
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