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I am 5'6" and ride a small. The small has a 22.2 inch top tube, my main concern is that it would be too long of a top tube. My wife who is 5'2" I dont think could comfortably ride my 5-spot. She has an extra small LocoMoto which has a 21 inch top tube, and even then she runs a pretty short stem. At 5'1" I would suggest you might want to take a look at the Titus line. They make some great bikes for the more...ahem...vertically challenged rider.

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Flying Wombat said:
I am 5'6" and ride a small. The small has a 22.2 inch top tube, my main concern is that it would be too long of a top tube. My wife who is 5'2" I dont think could comfortably ride my 5-spot. She has an extra small LocoMoto which has a 21 inch top tube, and even then she runs a pretty short stem. At 5'1" I would suggest you might want to take a look at the Titus line. They make some great bikes for the more...ahem...vertically challenged rider.

KR
thanks, my husband rides a titus motolite and he likes it. just thought i would try the turner?? but guess being vertically challenged :rolleyes: my selection is rather limited. We will go
down to Titus and talk to Chris, see if he has something that fits. any suggestions for front forks? i have a manitou minute 3, or do i need more? i see you live here in az, in the valley?
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Yeah, I live in the Valley, actually in Chandler. I have always had some great service from Titus. I almost went with the supermoto, but wanted a uninterrupted seat tube and the geometry didnt quite work as well.
If Chris doesnt have an extra small Loco, I am sure my wife wouldnt mind you trying out hers. She has been doing a lot more road riding recently so she hasnt ridden it a whole bunch.
We both use the Fox forks. I found that the SPV makes the fork too harsh on the little bumps, especially for the lighter riders. My wife rides hers in a 4" travel setting front and rear.
 

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Flying Wombat said:
Yeah, I live in the Valley, actually in Chandler. I have always had some great service from Titus. I almost went with the supermoto, but wanted a uninterrupted seat tube and the geometry didnt quite work as well.
If Chris doesnt have an extra small Loco, I am sure my wife wouldnt mind you trying out hers. She has been doing a lot more road riding recently so she hasnt ridden it a whole bunch.
We both use the Fox forks. I found that the SPV makes the fork too harsh on the little bumps, especially for the lighter riders. My wife rides hers in a 4" travel setting front and rear.
i have a road bike that i'm trying to sell. its a 2000 lemond 47or 48. its in A++ condition.
if you know anyone? im wanting $700 for it. i have every kind of bike, and road riding just never tickeled my fancy. we live right next door in gilbert.
i might take you up on the try before you buy offer. my husband thinks i will really like the 4 bar. i am going to have a hard time giving up my superlite. :( were do you like to ride?
we usually do a couple night rides a week at south mountain.
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Superlite is a nice bike, if you want a 4-bar in a longer travel flavor their arent a lot of choices. Titus does make the Racer-X in an extra small size, but I think they only go up to 4 inch travel. The Loco is a single pivot (different location from the SC) but goes up to 5 inches front and rear.
I ride South Mountain on weekends quite often. Weekdays I either commute to work on my fixed gear or sometimes ride Trail100 with a group on Tuesdays or Thursdays.
 
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