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    Marin Hawk Hill Size

    Hi, I am a noob. I've been a noob for one week.

    Question is I am 6'2" 220lbs and the bike shop I went to put me on a Hawk Hill size large. Manufacturer says I should be on the XL frame. Should I be? Was I sold what they had or because I am new at this I should be on the large frame?

    I hope they wouldn't sell something that wasn't right but I have seen people sell what they have if it works. I want what's best for my size. And am I fine with a 650b or would a 29er been more appropriate?

    Feels good to me but I haven't ridden on any trails yet due to all of the flooding going on and my last bike is a little aged and nowhere close to being as nice as this Marin.

    Thanks for your feedback

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    Large starts about 5'9 for some, 5'10 for most. You're at the tall end of a large for sure, and probably better off with an XL.

    Tons of shops will stuff you on what's in stock, not what fits best.

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    I'm 5'9 and I ride a Medium Frame. Large is definitely too big for me - I feel stretched on it. The HH seems a bit more spread out than many other bikes I've ridden and the Medium is very comfortable.

    You may be fine on a Large depending on your legs vs torso. If you tend to have long arms, you may like the XL better - worst case you can change out the stem to a 60mm or even 70mm on the L. The only way to know for sure though is to ride both sizes...

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    Thanks. I spoke with them today and I believe they put me on the right bike. Just wanted to make sure since it is hands down the best bike I've owned and plan on adding a drop post and go tubeless. All new to me.

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