Is a size small really too small?

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9/29/2013 7:40 PM
Edited Date/Time: 9/29/2013 7:42 PM

I've always ridden mediums, but I was wondering if I might get a little more control out of a small. I'm 5'9ish and 140lbs, what do you guys think? the bike in perticular is the 2011 Giant Glory 0

10/6/2013 3:51 AM

there might not be more control if you're cramped on your bike.

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10/6/2013 9:48 AM

You're looking at a decrease of 2-inches on your top tube. That's a huge difference. At 5'9", I wouldn't recommend it. You'll definitely feel cramped.

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10/7/2013 11:26 AM

Rent a small. See how you like it.

10/7/2013 12:02 PM

It's like 29'' and 26'', like drivetrain on right or left, like fat and knobby tires vs thin and slick tires. It's best to try both and then make a decision.