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  1. #1
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    Legend Sizing Help

    Hi All,

    I am looking into a getting a 2011 or 2012 Legend and was wondering about sizing. I read around and saw that for someone 5' 10" to 5' 11", a medium would be good but for I emailed Banshee to confirm and they suggested a large. What are your real world sizing suggestions? I have about a 30" inseam.

    Thanks for the help!

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    6' and I ride a large.
    I like "big" bikes, and the L Legend doesn't feel big to me.
    You could ride either size, depending on whether you want a longer or shorter reach.
    M Legend felt way too small for me.
    Most riders I see under 6' are on mediums, but check the numbers compared to other bikes you are familiar with.

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    Thanks for the reply. It seems that the med is more flickable and the large is more stable at high speed for my height, would you agree? I am trying to figure out which will give the best of both worlds, a med with a little longer stem or a large with a short stem...

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    The 47"+ wheelbase on the large makes for an extremely stable bike at high speed on any terrain.
    The M is plenty stable too at 46"+.
    BB height helps no matter what frame size.
    For me, it's not a flickable vs stability difference between the M and the L.
    The medium simply feels too small to me even the Banshee's chart says I can ride M or L.
    On smaller bikes I quickly end up feeling too far over the front or too far off the back when I'm moving around on the bike.
    I prefer a longer reach( bb to headtube) on the frame.
    I never use stem length to make a DH bike feel bigger/longer.
    Can you compare the Legend's reach and stack to another bike you have ridden?
    Compare the head angle and wheelbase as well.

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