How about a Salsa Fargo? ETT 55.5cmmrbubbles said:For someone that is short (I'm 5'7"), wouldn't a long top tube have me stretching out on the bike?
I prefer shorter top tube, I tried to find a 29er under 57mm, but couldn't find any.
Mr B, you didn't look very hardmrbubbles said:...I tried to find a 29er under 57mm, but couldn't find any.
Inseam is 32", so my torso is shorter than most who are 5'7".CB2 said:What is your inseam? I'm 5'7" w/ a 30" inseam and fit very nicely on both my 16" Karate Monkey, and Soma Juice. The top tubes on them are both about 22.75", or about 57.5 cm.
I run a 100 mm stem.
That's the actual TT, not ETT.pursuiter said:16" Surly KM =55.2cm
Interesting. Though I would be worried about KOPS. What is the length from top of saddle to centre of BB?AkMJ29 said:
How short is your stems?GlowBoy said:5'7", 30-31" inseam. Even though I prefer a slightly more upright position than most, I've gotten along just fine for 5 years with short stems on my 29ers. All three of them (16" KM, small Lenz Leviathan and custom Vulture) have ETT between 22.5" and 22.7".
I'm not worried about toe overlap. I'm looking at 29er because I already have the wheelsets and have enough parts lying around to put on a frame, I just need a frameset and tires..themanmonkey said:mrbubbles is there a reason you must have a 29er? IMHO you're borderline on being able to fit a 29er and fit is more important than any other factors. When bikes get small and they're trying to fit a frame with a short TT and no toe-overlap they generally make a steep ST angle and slack HT angle. This will make riding the bike a total gong show.
If you're wanting to try a larger wheel have you looked into the 650B size yet? I'm building a new frame for my wife who wanted to try the larger wheel thing, but sticking her on a 29er would be too much of a compromise. I found that the 650B size was just right.
Gotta disagree here, 5'7" is far from the cusp of being able to find proper fit on a 29'er.themanmonkey said:mrbubbles is there a reason you must have a 29er? IMHO you're borderline on being able to fit a 29er and fit is more important than any other factors.
50-70mm (with Midge drop bars). The bikes have always handled perfectly fine for me. If there is a compromise in having slightly less weight on the front end, at least for my riding it is vastly made up by the other benefits of the big wheels.mrbubbles said:How short is your stems?
You can tell me that again in 10 years. Fit and building bikes is what I do. It's all down to torso length and a normally proportioned male at 5'7" is generally borderline. There re many more considerations to fit than toe-overlap. 29ers are so hip right now that people will buy them to experiment and try the new thing. I rode a 29er for 13 years and am a fan of the size, but I know it's limitations.Joshua Pattersnap said:Gotta disagree here, 5'7" is far from the cusp of being able to find proper fit on a 29'er.
I would agree with you if the person was sub 5'4"..