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    Sizing help

    I am a 6'3 230 lb novice with 32in inseam.

    LBS has a demo 2005 Prophet 1000 for way, way cheap. Problem is, it is a Large. Others have told me that I absolutely have to ride an XL if I go with cannondale due to my size...are they right?

    I tested it out and I didn't feel like it was tiny, just maybe a little more compact than the other bikes I have tried (mostly 21in FS bikes).

    Any insight would, as always, be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stingraybass
    I am a 6'3 230 lb novice with 32in inseam.

    LBS has a demo 2005 Prophet 1000 for way, way cheap. Problem is, it is a Large. Others have told me that I absolutely have to ride an XL if I go with cannondale due to my size...are they right?

    I tested it out and I didn't feel like it was tiny, just maybe a little more compact than the other bikes I have tried (mostly 21in FS bikes).

    Any insight would, as always, be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks.
    Size matters, some manufactures size their bikes differently. If you felt cramed you can try a longer stem but if you are not comfortable no deal is good. You might want to check out Garry Fisher, their Gennisis has a longer top tube that acomidates tall people better.

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