Originally Posted by Caramanos2000
Thanks for the help I am planning on going long distances whenever possible so this is out of the question. Thanks for the help.
For long distance riding, the larger the wheel, the better. Smaller wheels accelerate better, but have a slower top speed. For long distance riding, I'd definitely want either 26" or 700C (28") wheels. I'm your height and can't imagine riding a bike with smaller than 26" wheels for any length of time.