I recently ordered a Lapierre XR 529 in size small but the standover height is too high for me. The only 29ers I've tried where the standover height is fine are the Specialized Epics and Cambers.

Would be interested to hear from anyone of similar height (5'6") who's sat on a Canyon Nerve CF (26" wheels) or the AL 29 to see how it compares - obviously can't try these on anywhere.

Alternatively, does anyone know how the standover height on a Scott Spark (29er) compares to the Specialized's? I've compared 'geometry' manufacturer stats but I think the basis is not consistent so doesn't really help....