i am unsure if a Medium Norco Faze 3.0 is the correct frame size for me due to my inexperience of purchasing MTBs. Salesman is helpful and knowledgeable (only one store in town) but model im looking at is older stock and he seems eager to get rid of it.
which size: M or L model would suit my needs? norco letter sizing is strange; dosent specify inches, even in buyers guide or catalogues. salesman measured seat stem and came to 17". i am unsure of the inch length the L is. Dealer dosent have L and cannot get one.
- im 5'10, 220. my inseam is approximatley 31"
- im keen on the XC race model, im looking for all around xc and speed, which the faze seems to suit my needs. used for moslty trail riding, some offroading. the deal being offered is really great, and there is really no other model in stock that interests me.
TEST SPIN and MORE QUESTIONS
took the bike out for a test spin. it took some adjustsments, like rear suspension tuning for my wieght (fyi im a weighlifter), seat stem height and seat forward/back adjustments. i felt my weight moslty towards the back, but could it be due to further adjusting needed? My larger weight? I felt like my wieght needed to be propeled a little more toward the handlebars. seat stem only had about an inch or two more before it would pop out of frame, this concerned me a little -- should seat post be raised this much, is this normal? or is L needed? considering the its a great deal, is this possible problem a non-no?
does it seem like a M would be ok for me based on my specs and test spin? its a more expensive model and i want to be sure of what im buying. due to my lack a expereince, i would like to know if the problems i faced are 'adjustable' or am i in the incorrect frame size.
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