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I am looking at frames right now for an upcoming hardtail single speed conversion project and I had a quick question about frame size. I am 5'10" 170lbs. From what I can tell 5'10" seems to be a cutoff where one could either go with either a 17" or 19" mountain bike frame. What do you folks recommend then for someone my size? What would be the advantages and disadvantages of both? Thanks!
 

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Decide based on the ETT (Eff Top Tube). I have two frames right now, both 18". One has a 23.75" ETT and the other is 24.2". I prefer the 23.75" -- that is what I feel more comfortable on. But others my same height prefer the longer ETT.

Just to reiterate, don't go by the seat tube length.
 
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