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Hey all! Just found a 2005 gary fisher GED for $500. its a 17.5'' frame.

i'm 6'0 tall and am just getting back in to mountain biking. I have test driven the bike and it feels OK even though my LBS says i should be using a bigger frame (19'').

The bike is all stock and is described as a dirt jumping bike. i was wondering:
a) could i use this bike on some XC trails
b) what modifications have to be made in order to do so
c) are the components good.

it seems like a good deal. please help.

check it out:
http://bikepedia.com/QuickBike/BikeSpecs.aspx?Year=2005&Brand=Gary+Fisher&Model=GED&Type=bike
 

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The frames fine for riding xc but I don't know if it is for you cause its so small, I have the same frame in the 19" and am 6' tall and it sometimes feels a little cramped on longer rides.

If you want to do it a longer stem could help. It all depends on what you doing, I ride mine everywhere (xc, dirt jumps, and light freeride) so its good for me but if I were to start riding more xc then I do know I would definitely be lusting after an xc bike.

As the bike sits its pretty much a do it all hardtail with decent components.
 

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It might fit if

you have longer legs and a shorter torso. The fit to ensure is correct is the top tube length, and the 17.5" GF-GED is 23.6" long. Your total height means little, it's the cockpit that has to fit.

Here's the GF archive. https://fisherbikes.com/bike/archivemodel/133

And would you buy shoes that 'almost' fit if they were a deal? Can you feel the pain?

It's no deal if the fit is wrong. It's then an expensive dust collector.

Jim
 
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