Whyte 905 frame size

3narf

For whom the bell dings
Location
Tetbury
Hi, does anyone know if an 18" frame equates to a large?

I'm looking at a s/h frame on ebay. Seller says it's 18" and a large but Whyte's website doesn't give much info (actually, none of them do; why assist people looking to buy second hand, eh?)

I'm building a new bike for my son who is about 6'1 (this week).

Ta
 

DCLane

Found in the Yorkshire hills ...
An 18" I think is a Medium from mine, but it always felt too big for me at 5' 9"
 

Cycleops

Guru
Location
Accra, Ghana
Usually an 18" MTB frame would equate to small but maybe I'm a bit out of touch with modern geometry.
Your son at 6'1" should have a 33/34" inseam so perhaps ask the seller to show a tape measured from the pedal at six o'clock, or where it would be, and post you a pic, that should should show how high he would sit above the bars. Standover shouldn't be a problem with sloping top tube but some MTB riders prefer a smaller frame on really rough stuff.
Wheel size will also have a bearing on all this.
 
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3narf

3narf

For whom the bell dings
Location
Tetbury
It's a bare frame so I can only get seat tube dimensions I suppose. Wheel size is 650b.

There's also a Boardman Team frame which is slightly cheaper and definitely a large.
 
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