I am 182cm (5' 11'') tall and am looking into buying a new frame for my mountain bike.
Right now i have a 19'' frame and i found a good deal on a 17'' frame.
The guy from the shop told me that it shouldn't be a problem for me to get a 17'' frame since you can have a longer stem and seat post so its fits alright.
Smaller frame means lighter but what are other advantages and disadvantages ? Would you choose a smaller frame ?
Update The difference top length (seat tube to handlebar stem) from my 19'' to this 17'' is 1cm.