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  • Can you get full sus bike for 5 foot lass
  • Premier Icon BillyBull
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    Do they make them small enough and still able to get suspension fitted in correctly. Any five footers out there with experience of this?

    Ta

    Premier Icon scaredypants
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    mamadirt will be along shortly, I'm sure

    (meantime: trance, titus, … ?)

    Premier Icon TandemJeremy
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    Specialized seem to do some tiny weenie womens bikes

    http://www.specialized.com/us/en/bc/SBCBkModel.jsp?spid=40588&eid=215

    I think thats a 14 inch frame. Mrs TJ rides a 16 inch frame and its perfect for her at barely 5'5" ( not one of those tho)

    Premier Icon LMT
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    My biking other, is a short 5ft2 ish and uses my Trek Fuel ex7, but she occasionally complains it too small, trek used to do a WSD versiosn in the smaller sizes.

    Premier Icon Vortexracing
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    i'm 5ft 4" and I ride a 15" Ventana X5 no probs.

    Premier Icon tragically1969
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    The Orange Diva is available in crazy small

    Premier Icon dropoff
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    There's quite a big choice of bikes available that would fit (Chumba xcl,giant reign,turner 5 spot to name a few) but as you point out I'm not sure that the suspension works as well.

    Premier Icon Sue_W
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    Hi – I'm a five footer with a full-sus 🙂 I've got a titus motolite (which is the xs – a 12.5 inch frame) – the suspension fits in fine and it's a great, albeit expensive, bike. The other bike that fitted perfectly was the Orange Diva. I'd just say that it's not only the reach / standover that are important, but the overall weight of the bike – I'm obviously quite a small lass and really struggle with heavy full-sus bikes.

    Premier Icon gusamc
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    just fyi – gf 4ft10 Spec Myka Pro 13" with down curve tube – one of the few bikes I could find to fit her, it's not full sus, but it's light etc and good kit level (and was in a sale)
    (google edignburgh bike sale)

    Premier Icon si-wilson
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    We do a custom built Chumba XCL built for small woman, reduced shock length and shock mount also low BB, ideal for small men and woman 🙂

    Premier Icon Burts
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    Specialized Safire is worth a look. Very low standover height relative to many other similar sized frames.

    Premier Icon wednesday
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    Have a look at Cube.

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    GF is 5ft1" and rides a Giant Trance. I think its an XS.

    Premier Icon oliverd1981
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    If your getting gnarly, how about a kona Stinky 2-4

    Premier Icon stumpy01
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    A friend of ours that we ride with has a Marin rift zone full susser & she gets on really well with it. She must be about 5 ft 2.

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    Dinky DW 5 Spot

    Premier Icon drain
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    #1 daughter has an old model Anthem in XS (c. 14.5") and she's just hit 5'2" but had it from 5'.

    Spesh also do small women's frames, their hardtails start at 13" so I imagine they'll do suss in similarly small modes.

    Premier Icon BillyBull
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    Spesh were a bit long when I checked it out. Turner 5 spot would be great but she would have a newer one than me. In my world that ain't right. It's common knowledge they have to have worse bike so you can always look fitter.

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    scaredypants – Member

    mamadirt will be along shortly, I'm sure

    Hello 😀 . That 5 Spot is lovely.

    I'm afraid I've never been very sensible when it comes to full-sus bikes – zero standover clearance and all that (explains why I have my seat at such a quirky angle for easy bail outs off the back – nothing to do with pinching the seat for no handers 😉 . . . I wish). I tend to look at toptube length when speccing a new bike. Small Heckler, Intense Tazer and current bike Bullit all have 20.5-21" toptubes and feel spot on whereas although I've loved the couple of longer toptubed Kona f/s bikes I've owned (05 Stinky and 07 Coiler) – both were very 'shut-up and hold on' in that I was really trusting their travel to get me through stuff instead of feeling in control. I'm 5'2" (with short legs 😐 ) btw. Have a look at the small Intense Tracer too if your budget can stretch that far (mine can't just yet 😉 ) – cracking little bike – light and plenty of travel skill compensation too.

    Oh and yes, the Stinky 2-4 may be worth a look if you don't mind the extra weight. I had a brief flirtation with one a couple of years ago – absolute riot on the downhills (especially with a 26" wheel up front) but the super short (19" iirc) toptube made pedalling any distance a complete no no.

    Premier Icon mrsflash
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    SC Juliana comes in teeny too, there's really a good range of choice out there these days. Not that I need it now I'm Tall 😉

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    BillyBull – Member

    Spesh were a bit long when I checked it out. Turner 5 spot would be great but she would have a newer one than me. In my world that ain't right. It's common knowledge they have to have worse bike so you can always look fitter.

    Typical macho response, both Mrs NBTs bikes are newer than mine – if you need the latest gear to look better then you must be rubbish, I can look bettter on anything 😆

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