weight is a lot more relevent than height. and im 155 pounds and riding 185's, and i like the size a lot. i guess you cant spin quite as fast, but noone likes a huck anyways.
'I almost smoked the pole last time I was here with Adrian'
This may not help... but after I got my 169's and had them mounted I wish that I would have gotten 179's. Im about 5'10' and I think I shoulda gotten the 179's. Plus if your still growing you can grow into them. The 179's are about up to my eyebrows on me.
im 6' and i have 169s but i got them when i was like 5'7 and don't have money for new ones at the moment... i find they are a little small, but still good. 169 is definately not too big for 5'4 and growing.