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need input on frame sizing..

Oct. 2, 2014, 6:06 p.m.
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Joined: Sept. 7, 2011

Hi i am going to build my wife/best friend a bike. I am looking at a 13 inch cove stiffee (delstickered lol) frame. in minty custom baby blue..
My wife is 5'3 is a super cool long bodied l
ady.
I think this would work well with her sizing and a 140 fork I have
what do you think??

Oct. 2, 2014, 9:18 p.m.
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Joined: May 28, 2005

should be about right

current sizing ideal might put her on 15" frame but standover could definitely be a consideration - does long body = short legs?

as for the fork length, what generation is the frame? the original stiffees were xc bikes built around short-travel forks. i built one for my wife (she's 5'7" and the 15" frame ended up being too small) with an older 100mm marzocchi marathon, geometry was perfect. newer ones are probably built around more travel

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Oct. 3, 2014, 12:14 a.m.
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Joined: March 2, 2011

My girlfriend is 5'2". I ended up getting her an extra small norco range off pinkbike for her.

It's 650b and has a 160mm fork on it and the build kit for that size of frame is a bit funny. I ended up swapping a short stem, then slamming and flipping it to drop the bars to a height that would give her a better riding position.

The standover could be better, but the dropper post helps, and she drops it down if she stops.

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