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    Who is riding an XL here?

    If so, how tall are you?
    Vague question, i know. I ask because over the last few seasons my riding technique has changed a quite a bit, mostly for the better, and with this change i am starting to feel i want more room to move around on my bike as well as desiring a shorter overall stem length...I mean i manage fine but it is starting to seem as if i am trying to fit the bike instead of the bike fit me.
    Up until this year i always rode a "large" frame and at 6'2''(with ape arms and stilts for legs) i am usually at the upper end of the sizing spectrum for most manufacturers (and a nightmare to fit for road bikes).
    Just wondering what other XL bikes some riders here were on and your height.
    For what it is worth, the most comfy i think i ever felt on a frame right of the bat was a large Spesh Enduro FSR which accordingy to the geometrycharts is pretty damn big for a large when it comes to its stack and reach numbers.
    Thanks.

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    Yeah the sizes differ a lot from brand to brand. I'm 6'3" and I ride a XL Banshee Rune. 25" effective top tube, and I use a short stem.

    I was riding a smaller L hard tail before that. The change is really great for descents and just getting low and turning. Much much better when you can stretch out and just power over rough stuff like a train. I'd get tossed doing the same on the hard tail. I say if you feel even a little cramped go bigger. But don't just go by the unisex sizing, make sure you measure it all out and compare to your current setup. I'm sure you realize that. Good luck!

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    If you have long arms and legs, you should be riding shorter bikes, not bigger bikes. I guess that explains the comfort with the L frame.
    "It looks flexy"

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    Quote Originally Posted by gticlay
    If you have long arms and legs, you should be riding shorter bikes, not bigger bikes. I guess that explains the comfort with the L frame.
    Can you explain that a little more for me?

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    Me, I ride Sx Trail XL. See my posts, I allays had problems with cockpit.
    I made some calculations here: https://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?...uthkey=CPTi5hM

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    I ride an XL giant yukon; XL tomac Sniper, and a L Hardrock. I am 6'2" as well. 34 inseam not sure of arm length. I am a fan of try before you buy as of course all bikes fit different.

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    I ride an XL santacruz Blur LTC. I'm 6'5" 35" inseam. longish arms ( have dress shrt problems with arm lenght). Love the bike feels great under a big guy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gticlay
    If you have long arms and legs, you should be riding shorter bikes, not bigger bikes. I guess that explains the comfort with the L frame.
    That has generally been my thinking as well. As far as pedaling goes, i figure that by the time my saddle is at the correct height (which is a pretty tall 80.5cm or so) it stretches the cockpit out quite a bit due to seat angle.
    The one variable in this for me though is that i have have a relatively short upper leg which seems to require me to slide my seat almost all the way forward on a zero offset post to get an efficient spin. This shortens the bike right back up.
    There could be more to this (flexibility, muscle imbalance etc) but this is my generally feeling.
    The one thing i do know, and that sucks, to me at least, is by the time i get my saddle up for pedaling my bars are looooow down. My current set up has almost 4 inches of drop to the bars from my saddle.

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    I'm 75" tall. 34" inseem. I ride a Fischer Cake II XL. I was having some trouble with the geometry a while back and one of the guys I was riding with recommended an adjustable seat post.

    I really like being able to extend the seat post all the way up grinding along on the flats. And I love being able to drop it a tiny bit on a hill climb. I don't get that super light front tire when I drop the seat a bit. Plus it is excellent in the descents. I tend to run my seat more forward on the post when I set it up unless the ride is going to be relatively flat.

    Just my 2 cents. Probably more mental than anything else but being 6'3" seems to put me right in between an XL and an L on most frames and being able to drop the seat a bit here and there is a big plus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cskolnick
    If so, how tall are you?
    Vague question, i know. I ask because over the last few seasons my riding technique has changed a quite a bit, mostly for the better, and with this change i am starting to feel i want more room to move around on my bike as well as desiring a shorter overall stem length...I mean i manage fine but it is starting to seem as if i am trying to fit the bike instead of the bike fit me.
    Up until this year i always rode a "large" frame and at 6'2''(with ape arms and stilts for legs) i am usually at the upper end of the sizing spectrum for most manufacturers (and a nightmare to fit for road bikes).
    Just wondering what other XL bikes some riders here were on and your height.
    For what it is worth, the most comfy i think i ever felt on a frame right of the bat was a large Spesh Enduro FSR which accordingy to the geometrycharts is pretty damn big for a large when it comes to its stack and reach numbers.
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    Yes, I am 6'2" but mostly leg.... I ride an XL Heckler with a 70mm stem anything shorter and my knees would be hitting the bars all the time.

    I can find AM bikes that fit but its looking like I am SOL for a freeride bike with enough reach for a short stem

    Quote Originally Posted by cskolnick
    If so, how tall are you?
    Vague question, i know. I ask because over the last few seasons my riding technique has changed a quite a bit, mostly for the better, and with this change i am starting to feel i want more room to move around on my bike as well as desiring a shorter overall stem length...I mean i manage fine but it is starting to seem as if i am trying to fit the bike instead of the bike fit me.
    Up until this year i always rode a "large" frame and at 6'2''(with ape arms and stilts for legs) i am usually at the upper end of the sizing spectrum for most manufacturers (and a nightmare to fit for road bikes).
    Just wondering what other XL bikes some riders here were on and your height.
    For what it is worth, the most comfy i think i ever felt on a frame right of the bat was a large Spesh Enduro FSR which accordingy to the geometrycharts is pretty damn big for a large when it comes to its stack and reach numbers.
    Thanks.

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    My name is Charging_Rhinos. I'm 6'3" tall, a rather fit 220lb, and I ride an XL Giant Reign 1 with a 50mm stem and 30" wide bars. I enjoy long rides near the beach, candle-lit garage bike tuning parties...
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    Quote Originally Posted by trnsprt
    I'm 75" tall. 34" inseem. I ride a Fischer Cake II XL. I was having some trouble with the geometry a while back and one of the guys I was riding with recommended an adjustable seat post.

    I really like being able to extend the seat post all the way up grinding along on the flats. And I love being able to drop it a tiny bit on a hill climb. I don't get that super light front tire when I drop the seat a bit. Plus it is excellent in the descents. I tend to run my seat more forward on the post when I set it up unless the ride is going to be relatively flat.

    Just my 2 cents. Probably more mental than anything else but being 6'3" seems to put me right in between an XL and an L on most frames and being able to drop the seat a bit here and there is a big plus.
    Really good point. That made a big difference for me as well. Before that I would use different posts, a layback & straight on different days and on rides would manually change the post on different sections. The reverb I use now is the best solution for me.

    I'm the same size inseam and height and also felt right on the fence between XL and L on many brands. That's why the fine details of the geo and sizing come into play. For example, a Yeti XL is frigging HUGE, while a Xl Banshee is not so much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IJBCape
    Can you explain that a little more for me?
    Yes. You can adjust the seatpost for the most part, to fit your legs. What you are really fitting with frame size is your reach. How long is your torso and arm reach and what feels good to you. If you have someone that is taller than someone else, but they both have the same length arms and torso, that is what matters the most (to me). You just raise or lower the seat a little to be pedaling in the right position.

    People that worry about more or less seat post showing are forgetting that a longer seat TUBE is at the same angle no matter if it's short or long or made up of seat tube or seat post. Think about it in those terms and you'll quickly understand that you need to worry more about TT length and stem length than BB to top of ST length.

    I hope that helps.
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    I hear you about torso length now. I didn't catch that's what you meant in that first post.

    Yeah, no doubt it's important to get the right tt length and reach..

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    6'2" 35" inseem, Im going from a L to an XL Spec. Enduro

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    I went from L to XL Sx Trail 2008. I prefer shorter stem for quick response. I want to be in the center of balance of bike when i ride. With L I always had to be far behind the center and to correct it I must bend my elbows and transfer my weight ahead which caused instability. With XL I was positioned better over the center and the longer wheelbase is more stable at speed. That's why I have better feeling with 70mm stem over the 50mm. I think that bending in handlebar is also important - with 40mm stem + 8 deg. backsweep and 50mm with 9deg sweep your hands could be at the same reach.
    Like it's said I think that torso and arm reach is more important.

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    6'2.25" tall, 35.25" inseam and very long arms, have always ridden XLs and run stems over 100mm. Currently riding a Banshee Paradox XL, 25.25" ETT, 32.5 from center of BB to top of saddle, 20mm spacer, 110/6 stem with flat bar w/ 9 degree sweep (pic shows with 30mm spacers and zero stem).

    I used to run zero stems, or flipped rise with about 1-2" drop between saddle and bars and 120mm stems, but have recently started shortening up the cockpit and like it a lot now for my not so good back. Slowly moved to the 110 stem and then started rasing the bars 5mm at a time and have settled on this setup, which is 7mm taller and has 14mm less reach, climbing hasn't suffered because of it, so it's all good.
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    http://www.leelikesbikes.com/stem-le...rail-bike.html
    http://www.leelikesbikes.com/stems-a...-and-high.html
    http://www.leelikesbikes.com/handleb...-revealed.html
    http://www.leelikesbikes.com/again-t...ght-thing.html
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    between your upper arm and your torso.
    Why: Get down and do 100 push-ups. OK, 10 will do. Trythem with your elbows
    closetoyourbody;thenrock’emwithyourelbowsout. It’seasierwithyourelbows
    out, isn’tit? When you ride with your elbows out, you are stronger, and you have
    more range of motion for pushing, pulling, and leaning."
    Who is riding an XL here?-project02.jpg
    first pictures are with 40mm /10deg stem, seconds are with 70mm/10deg D2 stem (cranks are 180s)
    In my setup I cannot make 90 degree between forearm and upper arm because I need 100mm or bigger stem maybe
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    maybe wider bar has influence with short stem but I don't know how.
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    Quote Originally Posted by codename47
    Me, I ride Sx Trail XL. See my posts, I allays had problems with cockpit.
    I made some calculations here: https://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?...uthkey=CPTi5hM

    Looking form the pic's you could do a 29er. I am 6'4" and spent way too much time fiddling w/ bars, stems, fork lengths etc. trying to get a balanced ride. I demo'd a 29er last week that wasn't set-up near to my liking - Wow even set-up wrong It felt 100x better than my 26er.

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    I am a tall guy so I read all these posts and often see the "get a 29er" recommendation, but I just dont get it... how do larger wheels get you a longer reach/bigger bike?

    I dont care if its a 29er, 26er or a 650b... I just wish I I had more options when it comes to getting a bike with a longer reach (not many fit and even fewer to demo )



    Quote Originally Posted by keen
    Looking form the pic's you could do a 29er. I am 6'4" and spent way too much time fiddling w/ bars, stems, fork lengths etc. trying to get a balanced ride. I demo'd a 29er last week that wasn't set-up near to my liking - Wow even set-up wrong It felt 100x better than my 26er.

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    Yeah, the get a niner thing makes no sense. It's about fit. Get a bigger bike if you are a gorilla on a mini bike right now,.
    "It looks flexy"

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    Quote Originally Posted by keen
    Looking form the pic's you could do a 29er. I am 6'4" and spent way too much time fiddling w/ bars, stems, fork lengths etc. trying to get a balanced ride. I demo'd a 29er last week that wasn't set-up near to my liking - Wow even set-up wrong It felt 100x better than my 26er.
    maybe you're right, I never tried one....
    As I see it the bigger fork with higher A2C help bringing handlebar higher. Now with 180 fork and 70 stem, my handlebars are 112cm above the ground and seat is 116cm high(I must buy 40cm seatpost ). Maybe 29ers are similar because of the bigger A2C of 29er forks and higher wheel diameter..

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    Quote Originally Posted by codename47
    maybe you're right, I never tried one....
    As I see it the bigger fork with higher A2C help bringing handlebar higher. Now with 180 fork and 70 stem, my handlebars are 112cm above the ground and seat is 116cm high(I must buy 40cm seatpost ). Maybe 29ers are similar because of the bigger A2C of 29er forks and higher wheel diameter..
    I rode my XL turner w/ 26" wheels then 650's & just threw a 29er front wheel on for the H of it. The 29" wheel made more difference than any tall fork , bar / stem combo, tire size etc. I always felt like I was towering over the front of my bike so I went w/ tall a-c forks, tall bar / stem combo's. The 29" wheel makes my bike feel longer & the tire feels closer to me - gives that in the bike feel.




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    6'2 with a 25.5" ETT and either a 60 or 80mm stem. Gotta adjust chainstay length with the short stem or the bike understeers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by keen
    I always felt like I was towering over the front of my bike so I went w/ tall a-c forks, tall bar / stem combo's.
    exactly, my feeling too. I felt that with longer bars and lower stem/headtube stability is better but I cannot ride in that pose - on descend I must crouch very low to not going otb and that's tired me and on ascents I must point the seat nose very low and it's not good too. With higher stem/bar the position is better but stability not. When I fully extend my leg my weight goes far behind the BB - around the midpoint of chainstay. With lower seat extension I feel better centered over the bike - maybe that's another 29er advantage: not so shifted cg over the chaynstay(they are longer)
    Otherwise reach/ stack of SXT XL is 474/610mm and Stumpjumper 29e XL has 473/628mm, so no big difference.
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    Quote Originally Posted by codename47
    exactly, my feeling too. I felt that with longer bars and lower stem/headtube stability is better but I cannot ride in that pose - on descend I must crouch very low to not going otb and that's tired me and on ascents I must point the seat nose very low and it's not good too. With higher stem/bar the position is better but stability not. When I fully extend my leg my weight goes far behind the BB - around the midpoint of chainstay. With lower seat extension I feel better centered over the bike - maybe that's another 29er advantage: not so shifted cg over the chaynstay(they are longer)
    Otherwise reach/ stack of SXT XL is 474/610mm and Stumpjumper 29e XL has 473/628mm, so no big difference.
    PS. great thread here: Too tall to mountain bike?
    Another thing I noticed on the full 29er, I rode, was its ability to climb w/o front end wheelie. I run my seat post w/ good extension placing quite a bit of mass over the rear wheel. I will also add going from 28" wide bars to 30" made for better stability and better position for climbing.

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    I'll tell you straight up, that bike you're on in the pics looks absolutely too small for you - you have about as much post showing as the ST is tall and to me that's just wrong.

    As to your delema with saddle to bar height, I'll make a suggestion.. get an adjustable/dropped post, this way when you're climbing you can have the saddle at optimum height and then when you start to descend you can lower it to help lower your COG.

    I don't think I'm as tall as you, but when I moved to a 29er it just felt better than my previous XL Trance, felt more in the bike that ontop, had more confidence because it also felt more stable with the longer wheelbase. I will never go back to a 26er to be looking all that way down to the front wheel, even when I was without my 29er FS when it broke, I simply moved the fork over to my old trance frame and boy was that nice and fun.

    Definitely give a 29er a try and if you're looking for more of an AM type bike and not in a hurry, the Banshee Prime might be right up your alley - release date sometime towards early 2012, late 2011.

    Quote Originally Posted by codename47
    exactly, my feeling too. I felt that with longer bars and lower stem/headtube stability is better but I cannot ride in that pose - on descend I must crouch very low to not going otb and that's tired me and on ascents I must point the seat nose very low and it's not good too. With higher stem/bar the position is better but stability not. When I fully extend my leg my weight goes far behind the BB - around the midpoint of chainstay. With lower seat extension I feel better centered over the bike - maybe that's another 29er advantage: not so shifted cg over the chaynstay(they are longer)
    Otherwise reach/ stack of SXT XL is 474/610mm and Stumpjumper 29e XL has 473/628mm, so no big difference.
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    thanks LyNx, I'll check that. At the moment I'm with maybe biggest wheelbase(124cm measured physically) and biggest(21") seattube frame with such travel, so maybe really another XL 26er is not an option. Banshee Prime seems to me good for descending with that slacker HA.
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    You do know there are brands that offer XXL right, with 26"+ ETTs and 23" STs? A few off the top of my head .... Turner, Ventana, Lenz....

    Quote Originally Posted by codename47
    thanks LyNx, I'll check that. At the moment I'm with maybe biggest wheelbase(124cm measured physically) and biggest(21") seattube frame with such travel, so maybe really another XL 26er is not an option. Banshee Prime seems to me good for descending with that slacker HA.
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    I'm 6'3", 32 inseam and I wear a 18 36-37 dress shirt. The LBS owner said I have a long torso as well.

    I ride a 21" GF Ferrous 29er HT, a 19" Giant AC, An ancient 20" Surly SS for XC. I really feel that the Fischer and the Surly fit the best.I have no problem with the AC since one size smaller is easier to huck and jump.

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    i'm 6'2", have always ridden large frames. bought a 2nd hand banshee rune that i thought was a large - turned out it was an xl. i was a bit freaked out, started stressing that it was too big, but the fact is that i love the fit and way it rides and handles. interesting that in terms of r + s the rune is on the "small" end of the xl spectrum - thanks for that codename47, what a great resource! - i'm happy with mine

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    I'm thinking now about reach and stack - is not like Lee McCormack said here about stem rise/length: http://www.leelikesbikes.com/stems-a...-and-high.html. Is that equal "long and" low or "short and high" with the reach/stack of frame too?

    I saw in comments here: http://www.pinkbike.com/news/transit...ndit-2010.html :
    "There are some pretty tall drinks of water over at Transition. Co-Founder/Co-Owner Kevin Menard is in the 6'5"~6'7" range. I'm fairly confident he worked on the design of this rig, and has it set up to be a comfortable ride for himself at the XL end of the range."
    so I found couple videos with him:
    http://broadbandsports.com/node/12112
    http://www.pinkbike.com/video/167243/ form here: http://transitionbikecompany.pinkbik...n-Bike-Videos/ - strange that Transition don't have XL size of more models.
    Also I wrote that Co-Owner of Ibis bikes is tall too.

    Couple great XL frames:
    Delirium climbs like pooh - gotta swap out the 66 - gotta get a Fox: float vs talas
    My new Tallboy - XL - 5.28# (xpost in 29er)
    Mojo HD XL'rs Full Build Weights?
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    Being tall kinda blows when it comes to most manufacturers 'XL' bikes. Used to be that a 24.5" TT was ok when coupled with a 90mm stem but then as riding styles and geometry were updated a 24.5" TT mated to a long stem became janky at best and made what should have been a stable and fun bike twitchy and unpredictable.

    Now I won't buy a frame less than 25" TT. Reason being is that I can run a shorter stem, the bike handles better, and it doesn't look as odd (read: small) underneith me. Only drawback is that there is a limited number of frame manufacturers who are adventurous enough to jump on board and get their outdated frames inline with the 21st Century. Lately I've had good luck with Banshee and Giant in the fit department.
    Only drawbacks to all of this can come at the expense of allowing a tall rider to run certain adjustable seatposts depending on how long (usually 21") the ST is. On most XL bikes I'm able to use a 4" Gravity Dropper but a few years ago I had to use a 3" on a Titus as a 4" just wouldn't fit.

    However, as far as Twenty McNiners go I've always tended to go a size smaller and actually prefer a 24.5" TT. I don't know why other than long TT's on 29'ers make the bikes feel crazy huge both in fit and handling. This has been the case with my Vassago and Niner hardtails. I did opt for the XL on an old school Sultan and it was ok, although short lived.

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    I'm 6' 8" and ride a 07 XXL Turner Spot and am very happy with it as it really fits me. It is larger than the current XXL's, which is essential for my fit. I really don't get why larger wheels on full suspensions would be advantageous for us tall people. Chainstays and wheelbase get longer and impact riding narrow hairpins severely. Those larger wheels add weight at the worst possible position and are moreoever less robust. In Europe one would need to arrange one's own spare parts as 29'ers are very rare. I like standard stuff, already need too much special clothing.
    My Spot frame has 24" ST and 26.3" TT and therefore already a long wheelbase, which allows me to descend steeper than most normal sized bikers hanging behind my saddle. In the climbs I generally get out of steam before the front wheel leaves the ground when seated. When standing I can climb short steap stuff like anyone else.
    Only trouble recently is the trend to shorten the ST and HT. I'm still exposing 10.5" of post and use the full length of the stearer tube of the forks. Therefore the 24"ST and 7"HT are great and should not be much less. Tall people with a long torso are much less critical to this, but still I tend to think 24" should fit anyone taller than 6'5" fine even with dropper posts. Luckily my Spot holds up well.

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    XL prophet...
    I'm 6'3'' with more torso than legs (wear 32'' inseam pants)

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    Quote Originally Posted by IJBCape
    Really good point. That made a big difference for me as well. Before that I would use different posts, a layback & straight on different days and on rides would manually change the post on different sections. The reverb I use now is the best solution for me.

    I'm the same size inseam and height and also felt right on the fence between XL and L on many brands. That's why the fine details of the geo and sizing come into play. For example, a Yeti XL is frigging HUGE, while a Xl Banshee is not so much.
    I'm 6'1" and ride mostly large frames, my xc bike is an xl opus stakh and feels perfect, on the other hand i have to agree yeti's are fricking huge, i had a large ASX and it was on the verge of being to big even with a 50 mm stem. Now i'm on a large Uzzi, and am finding i could have used an XL intense fits really small.

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    6'2" Sc Blt

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    6'4" 220lbs. 34" inseam. XL Specialized Epic Expert Carbon.
    iIdid have a 2009 Trek EX 9 21.5".
    Have a XL Specialized Enduro on its way.
    61c road bike.
    XXL Specialized Transition.
    Hope this helps.
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    6'0", 34" inseam
    Riding a 2009 Marin 6.7 size large, but leaning toward an XL for my next bike.
    Effective TT length s 23.85 / 606
    Wheelbase 1138 / 44.8
    Chainstays 425 / 17.1

    I put on a larger/taller stem to make more room. Also tried moving my seat rearward. It's comfortable now, but I can't help but think that a 24.5ish TT would be equally comfortable, plus would make it easier to keep the front wheel down in seated climbs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NWS
    6'0", 34" inseam
    Riding a 2009 Marin 6.7 size large, but leaning toward an XL for my next bike.
    Effective TT length s 23.85 / 606
    Wheelbase 1138 / 44.8
    Chainstays 425 / 17.1

    I put on a larger/taller stem to make more room. Also tried moving my seat rearward. It's comfortable now, but I can't help but think that a 24.5ish TT would be equally comfortable, plus would make it easier to keep the front wheel down in seated climbs.
    WOW, you must have a short torso! I'm 6'1" with a 32" inseam and I need XL on many bikes.
    "It looks flexy"

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    6'6" C-Dale SL-3, XL

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    6'1 + and long torso, i think the reach is the most important measurement here, my XL meta5.5 has 440mm(525mm A-C) in reach and Ett at 617mm. Im running a 60mm stem btw..

    Giant mtb:s has no fit for taller guys or girls, Banshee is even shorter, Specialized is spot on, Orange and Last bikes is also good..

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    6"2 with 34 inseam and dragging my knuckles when I walk.
    I ride XL frames on 26" wheels and an L frame on a Niner SIR9.

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    6"4' 34 inch inseam

    Large Santa Cruz VP-Free with 50mm stem. (24' HTT)

    Worked for me for a year and a half in Whistler, but I did on occasion wish I could get my weight further back!

    I adapted to the bike, but I did find it unstable at times.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NWS
    6'0", 34" inseam
    Riding a 2009 Marin 6.7 size large, but leaning toward an XL for my next bike.
    Effective TT length s 23.85 / 606
    Wheelbase 1138 / 44.8
    Chainstays 425 / 17.1

    I put on a larger/taller stem to make more room. Also tried moving my seat rearward. It's comfortable now, but I can't help but think that a 24.5ish TT would be equally comfortable, plus would make it easier to keep the front wheel down in seated climbs.
    Hey there

    Wow, that large is a small large, in my opinion (and we're not that different size wise). You'll be so much more comfortable on a bike with an ETT of 24+

    I have several bikes but my most comfy ride is an older Gary Fisher Sugar1, which in the Large size has a tt of 24.7! And I'm running a 690 wide bar, and a 100mm stem. So nice.

    My next bike is probably an XL Santa Cruz Superlight. I hear Santa Cruz bikes have slack angles...

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