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I am looking at a Fuji Mountain Bike with a 17" frame. I am 5' 11" with an average in-seam. I would like to get some opinions on whether the 17" frame would be the appropriate size or not. Thanks!
 

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Ballpark, start with 19s and 20s.

Fit's pretty individual. So you could belong on anything from a 17 to a 22.

IMO, being able to test ride before committing is a big value-added local shops provide. When I've wanted to be economical, secondhand and local has been good for me.
 

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Well if this helps I'm also 5'11'' (and 1/2 lol had to say it) 32inseam and I have a 19''.
 

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i use to ride a fuji nevada 1.0 hardtail Med 17" I'm about 5'7 29inseam and fit was good. like above posters, test ride is key. I believe they sell Fuji at Sportchalet sporting goods. I live in SoCal and they are sold there. Maybe you can swing by one and test out.
 

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Just to keep the sizing comparisons going...

I am 6'1" with a 34 inch inseam, 160lbs.

I ride an XL 20.5 inch frame. For general XC riding it is the perfect size. For free-riding, I'd go with a size down just so that you are not restricted by the sheer mass of the bike. I feel more comfortable in mid air with a slightly smaller frame. Of course given my BMX background, it kind of makes sense. Squeezing on that small frame is a thing of the past though. Lol
 

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Just to keep the sizing comparisons going...

I am 6'1" with a 34 inch inseam, 160lbs.

I ride an XL 20.5 inch frame. For general XC riding it is the perfect size. For free-riding, I'd go with a size down just so that you are not restricted by the sheer mass of the bike. I feel more comfortable in mid air with a slightly smaller frame. Of course given my BMX background, it kind of makes sense. Squeezing on that small frame is a thing of the past though. Lol
i agree… like mentioned about i felt good on that Med ht, then switched to a small FS, wider bar, and man huge diff. Feels so good toss around and control especially the climbs.
So OP, i'd say look into the kind of riding your doing/going to do and test ride few sizes and in different companies. good luck
 
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