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As a shorter rider (I'm 5'6"), I've always ridden quite compact frames.
I am only 5'7 ish.
Although my limbs are smaller than that. (all my height is in my torso)
Yeah, I think rider heights important. I'm a 5'10" MTB rider and 29ers work well for me but for shorter riders, I've read online that can be an issue. I know MTB Youtuber, Seth Bike hacks (link below), is a 5'4" MTB rider and he rides 27.5's for the same reasons you all mention. Namely 29ers feel unwieldly to him. Another option is to go rent one for the day, shred some trails and see how it feels.(I'm 5'6'' too)
I'm Seth, and Berm Peak is my backyard! We're turning my backyard into a super miniature downhill mountain bike park, and making family-friendly video conten...
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