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Clarke22012-08-11 14:13:01 +0000 #1
Hey All,

I am in the market for a new mountain bike! I currently have a 2002 specialized enduro and am looking for something that climbs a bit better, but still has plenty play for an all mountain bike. I have been looking on Craigslist and found a 2007 women's stumpjumper FSR expert and need some input...My current specialized is a small and I am 5'5" about 135lbs. The bike I am looking at is a women's small and I can't find much if one the difference between a women small and what I am guessing is a men's small. Any advise would be helpful on the matter and any other suggestions on women's all mountain bike would be helpful :-)

Thanks
atombessy2012-08-11 14:26:54 +0000 #2
Hi Clarke2! Sorry no one replied to your thread, if you want more info on the difference between a men's small and women's small see if you can find the geometries online. Normally this is available even for older models. I pay attention top tube length and standover, not all there is to bike fitting but for a nonprofessional it can give you an idea of whether the frame will feel bigger or smaller to you, generally.

I have a santa cruz julianna and she's been a good bike to me. Can't lie, I'm tempted to start searching for a 29er....on my wish list
Irulan2012-08-11 15:00:52 +0000 #3
There are frame differences and size differences. Talk to a specialized dealer. You may also be able to find archived specs online. I am 5-3 and ride a w's Med 2008 FSR/

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