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Hello,
I'm new to 29ers, but not new in cycling (both road and XC). I'm thinking of getting myself a 29er, but don't know if it's good idea for my height - I'm 171cm or 5 '7". Do you think it's enough? I will not race this bike, it will only do some trail rides.

I can have a good deal on 2011 Trek X-Caliber, but I hate toe overlap which happens on smaller frames and could be a significant problem on 29er. So I would like to ask owners here if there is a toe overlap with 15.5" Trek 29ers geometry. Could anyone post a side view pic of this bike in this size? Would be great.
 
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I ride with a woman who is 5'5" and rides a 15.5-inch HiFi. No toe overlap issues. She barely clears the top tube, but loves the bike.

Go test ride one and see. Everyone is different. But at 5'7", it's doable.
 

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I am 5 foot 7 as well and have been on a GF HI FI Pro for over a year. No toe overlap problems. I keep the cleats pretty far back and am still fine.

One other to think about that helps as well is using 170 mm cranks. Due to short legs I switched to shorter cranks and this helps with the overlap as well as a better pedaling motion for me.
 
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