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    New question here. 6'5'' 195lbs intermediate MTB rider; 21' or 23' bike?

    I know, I know I should try them to know but I am on a budget and got to go for online deals I am a beg to intermediate, 6'5'' 195 lbs, in reasonable shape. I am riding an old, small 26' and ready to getting into MTB more seriously. Will be riding mostly a combination of fire trails and single track rocky trails in the Bay Area (Tilden, Chabot, Point Reyes and occasionally up in Tahoe).

    I am inclined to go with the bigger one just because I can (I normally have to buy things too small for me ...).

    Appreciate any recommendations especially if you are also size challenged


    Stefano

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    You're definitely going to have better luck posting this in the Clydesdale section.

    You're right on the line between XLs and XXLs. Look at top-tube lengths and compare between your 26" bike. Most new bikes are running longer top tubes, shorter stems, and wider bars than in the past depending on how old your old, small, 26" bike is.

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    Good suggestion. I will move it to the other forum. And my existing 26'' is too small to make any reasonable comparions : )

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