Sure should.... As well as stem length, bar rise, saddle fore/aft, etc..... If you want the best set up go to your local Niner store and demo one.p nut said:Shouldn't you measure the TT as well?
This measurement is virtually useless in determining the proper frame size. Instead you should focus more on the effective top tube of a frame.kylemason said:Measure the BB to saddle height on your current ride and use that measurement to figure out the geometry on the Niner. I have a 30" inseam and am on a medium.
He said that his body is basically the opposite of yours. He has a "long" torso and short inseam which would "ideally" make the medium a better fit for him than for yourself.melonp said:Get the small - I am 5' 7 3/4 and I ride a medium, but I have a 31.5 inseam and short torso. I can make the small work so I know you could.
I somewhat agree.wedge said:I'm 5'7'' too and I've been through the same question. we're right at the limit between sizes.
I think it depends on your type of riding.
If you're into racing, endurance, efficiency, covering ground at speed on "easy" terrain, go with the medium.
If you're more into recreationnal trail riding, with the odd small jump or log crossing mixed in, go with the small.
I hope it makes sense for you.
Funny I am asking the same question myself and I am 5'7 and 1/2 maybe. I have a longer torso and smaller legs and I am thinking medium but like others have said I am going to demo. I am looking at a Rip9 though but then looking for a single speed One 9 or Air 9.Flat Ark said:He said that his body is basically the opposite of yours. He has a "long" torso and short inseam which would "ideally" make the medium a better fit for him than for yourself.
Long torso matches up better with a longer TT.