I am a new member of the Lee Likes Bikes MTB School but have followed you for a while and read your book probably close to 8-9 years ago. Still have it and review it from time to time.
I am 55, and have been riding for most of my adult life (MTB/Rd/Tri).
I have been wanting to buy a new mountain bike for years, but at 58 inches tall and 95 lbs, I have been challenged and frustrated.
The last bike I purchased, which is my current one, was in 2010 or 2011; a Pivot mach 4 in XS ( yes 26″). I purchased it sight unseen. At the time I felt it was too big, ( compared to my hard tail Mojo – which I LOVED).
In the last 5 years or so, I have attempted to test ride different rigs. Out of the handful I have tried (availability being the primary issue), none feel like they fit. Has the industry forgotten about shorter statured riders, or is there something out there?
I keep looking online at various manufacturer’ sites, but what looks like a possibility on paper, may not always the case.
Would I be able to find a resource on your site that would lead me the right direction?
Not really sure how to start. I appreciate your time,
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