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I'm looking into a Norco Nitro-Niner (size small). I'm 5'5" with a 31" inseam. I was wondering if anyone has had any experience with the Nitro-Niner, and whether or not it would be too big for me? Unfortunately, the LBS that I go to only has one model, and it's a large.
 

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kimmeh! said:
I'm looking into a Norco Nitro-Niner (size small). I'm 5'5" with a 31" inseam. I was wondering if anyone has had any experience with the Nitro-Niner, and whether or not it would be too big for me? Unfortunately, the LBS that I go to only has one model, and it's a large.
There is tons of info about shorter riders on 29ers over in the 29er board. Little people are riding 29ers!! My advice is to throw a leg over a small frame of similar geometry if you cannot find the Norco locally. For what it's worth, I'm 5'7" and wear 33" inseam pants and have no problems fitting small frames. However, if my legs were 2" shorter then I think I'd be rather uncomfortable on my chosen 29ers - a Salsa dos Niner and a Lenzsport Behemoth - and would go for something with more of a sloping downtube.
 

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ggnarl said:
small people have no business on 29ers.
skadoosh! :nono: Not true. I know of someone the same height as Kimmeh that rides a Lenz Sport 29er Lev. Races Leadville 100, has completed the AZT, and is an all-around endurance god here in southern Arizona. It would have been better if you started out your post with "I'd recommend....." or "I suggest....", sounds classy and makes you look more educated.
 

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kimmeh! said:
I'm looking into a Norco Nitro-Niner (size small). I'm 5'5" with a 31" inseam.
Kimmeh, DurtGurl (Kathleen) gave you some great advice. I would recommend riding a 29er to see how it feels. Are you looking to get a new bike soon? Maybe wait around until Specialized, Giant, or another has a demo day.

Have you seen the Hydra from Siren? Bike porn, only click here if are sitting down. My next bike will likely be a Siren.
 

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azepicriderandrunner said:
skadoosh! :nono: Not true. I know of someone the same height as Kimmeh that rides a Lenz Sport 29er Lev. Races Leadville 100, has completed the AZT, and is an all-around endurance god here in southern Arizona...
His name is Chad.

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Thank you everyone (except ggnarl) for the great advice. Yes, I am looking into getting a new bike soon as my current one is way too heavy. One of the reasons I was looking specifically at the Norco is because I can get a really good deal on it. But I definitely wanted to do my research before I make a decision. Another factor that I have to take into consideration is that my budget is about $1200, so I'm slightly limited because of the components that I've been looking at.

Chad - thanks for defending me! Even though you're much faster, you're awesome to ride with! We'll have to have burritos at La Herradura again.
 

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I have ridden my canadian-built frames for almost two years and they are still getting me to work and back (my Rocky Mtn Vertex has seen probably +10,000 miles alone), although I have moved on to the Lev now. Norco is Canadian and I doubt you will be disappointed if you decide to go down the route. If you want another brand, I might be able to swing you my pro deal that I can get.
 
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