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Ok my bike is in need of replacing and ive seen a few on ebay

I wana make sure i get the same size as what i have but i dont know what size the frame is ........

Is there a position on the frame where its measure from to tell the size ????

i know it has 26 inch wheels and that about all i know on the size lol

Anyone shed some light for me [:D]
 

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Most mountain bikes have the same size rim.

I'm 5ft10 and cruising on 18" Kona frame. Seems about right for me.

Hope this helps
 

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as far as im concerned all mountain bikes have a 26" rim. Answer to your question is to get the right frame measurement you would normal measure from the centre of the crank to the top of the frame where the seat tube fits, i.e. the ST measurement on the image below. Some manufactures do vary where they measure from so its not a 100% definate.

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Hope that helps.... [y]
 

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I'm 5"11 and ive got a kona with a 20" frame, seems spot on for me, a couple of my mates are 6"1 and have got 18" frames so you'd probably be fine with either of the sizes, unless your 6"7 or summat! [;)]
 

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How tall are you ??.
I tend to like the smaller frame sizes just for the slight increase in rigidity , I would not go any larger than 18" as this is when they start to become weak,

Jay
 

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Ive just got a new bike!

Im 6ft (maybe 6ft1)

I have gone for a 19" 07 Rockhopper Disc, probably would have been fine on a 21" but I want to be able to throw it about more!

Whatever you get, I would recommend test riding, as you would be amazed how different they can be!
 

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Really depends on what your using the bike for, if your gonna be using it for a bit of offroading and generally throwing it about over a few jumps then the 18" will probably be best, but if your just gonna be riding to work and back & so on then the 20" will probably be a better ride as your 6ft 2in, either of them sizes will be fine, probably best if you go down to your local cycle shop and have a go on a few different ones to see what you like, then just go back home and buy it off the internet for cheaper! [;)]
 

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Or get down your local cycle centre (if there is one) as they will probably be ordering the 2007 bikes now for hire and be selling the ex hire bikes at around half price.

At the forest of dean the sell them after they have been hired 50 times. They also put new brakes, chain, tyres etc on them and come fully serviced.
 

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Really depends on what your using the bike for, if your gonna be using it for a bit of offroading and generally throwing it about over a few jumps then the 18" will probably be best, but if your just gonna be riding to work and back & so on then the 20" will probably be a better ride as your 6ft 2in, either of them sizes will be fine, probably best if you go down to your local cycle shop and have a go on a few different ones to see what you like, then just go back home and buy it off the internet for cheaper! [;)]
This is what i planned on doing but found that once you added the delivery charge there was only a tenner difference on the net so i just got mine from the shop that i tried it in. They where really helpfull and gave me £15 set of lights and a free service in 6months time.
 

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I just bought myself one of these last weekend in the 2006 sales.

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I'm 6'2" and bought a 17.5" frame as i plan to do a bit of cross country but more freeriding than anything else.
 

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if that clicky is a link to the bike you are buying then i would say STOP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! for the money it is a bag o shite!!! do not buy it.

if you are spending that much money on a bike the n look around for a decent one!!!

if you need help then i will suggest a few bikes in that price bracket that would be suited to your style/type of riding.

please p.m me for any help

cheers

steve
 

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I will second that don't buy that it ain't good and that rrp is a joke! If you want something like that go to halfrauds and get one of there £99 specials

it will be the same quality! Look on ebay you will get a good quality second hand for a few hundred for a couple a hundred. that bike will weigh a tone aswell and the weight makes a difference believe me i got a 10.15 kg full suzer it makes my stumpjumper feel like a tank but it all depends on what you want or need

my 2p worth

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I would ....third that, that bike doesnt look good at all and for that price you can get a lot better bike, 2nd hand bikes are worth a look as they dont sell for a lot, because people always go for these cheapy ones but most peole have upgraded the spec on them, rear mech etc.so your getting a lot better bike for the cash.

i am 6' and i ride a 9" frame, (i ride trials) so i guess im not a big help on the sizing question,lol

joN
 

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i wasnt intending to spend that amount of money , if i was going to spend £350 on a bike i know theres a lot better bikes out there

if it was up for sale a £50 and only been used 3 times would you buy it ????
 

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Not  a chance but depends how much you will use it tho if you go off road it wont last you long. But as with cars aslond as you like it thats the main thing!!
 

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ok maybe i should of pointed out , the bike im after is only for traveling to and from the station about 2 miles each way and sometimes if i wana go through the forest for a bit of fun ,

i am not a cyclist anymore , as ive been there before with the racing bikes and won a fair few races

i dont intend spending a fortune on a bike as ive done this in the past bought the top bikes for £500 +, even paid £1200 for one

and only to have them stolen from my shed , garage , so its a runner bike , and sometimes a bit of pleasure [:D]
 
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