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    Canfield Balance sizing

    Looks like a few have commented in posts here and there but wanted to start a definitive thread regarding size.

    I'm 5'9" with long torso and short 30" inseam

    Ride a Large 2014 Enduro 29er that feels perfect, an 18.5 2015 Trek Slash that feels too small, and a Medium 2016 Canfield EPO that feels perfect.

    Looking at the GEO a large Balance should be about right, and size is obviously serious personal preference but anyone care to share their Balance sizing experience?

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    I'm 6'-0, 34" inseam and long arms. I also had a Large 2014 E29 with a 50mm stem with 800mm bars and 170mm crank arms and thin crampon pedals. My cockpit fit felt good, no complaints. I now have a large Balance everything the same but shortened my stem to 40mm. I feel well "balanced" in my fit.

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    Crazy with such a height/inseam difference we prefer similar size E29s. I use a 50mm stem too, and thinking a 40mm on the Balance will create a similar reach/feel so sounds like I'll be good going with a Large.

    About the only thing I'm worried about now is seat post height with my 30" inseam. On the E29, the Specialized 125mm post is almost inserted all the way (maybe 5mm up) and it's perfect.

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    I'm the same (5'9", 30" inseam) and went with a medium which fits me perfectly. There's no way I would go large as the Balance has a long wheelbase and reach in comparison to most "enduro" bikes. Unless of course all you do is park riding and want the extra stability of a longer bike? The large has a seatpost length of 18.5", good luck with that. Actually I'm going to a 35mm stem from 50 so... to each their own.

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    I'm about 5'11" with 32" inseam. Demoed the large and medium balance and just felt better on the medium for cornering and jumping. Running 800mm bars on 40mm stem. Seat post looks a little high at full extension but that just means I have space for a 200mm dropper.

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    Interesting. I'm just over 5'10"and got a large Balance. 35 stem felt cramped. Went with 50 and feels better. Still felt small to me seated. Perfect standing. I got use to it seated and use it as my everyday bike. At least till I get a Riot!

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    Good feedback here all.

    jminus - running a 200mm dropper would be an awesome advantage!

    Rone - do you have a 2016 or 2017 frame? Think the 2015 and older had a shorter top tube/reach?

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    '16 with 175mm dropper. Close to being able to use the 200mm

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    Rode a large 2016 this weekend with 35mm stem and 760mm bars and reach felt good.

    150mm Race Face dropper was inserted all the way and post was about 5mm too long for comfortable pedaling with the dropper at full extension - I could pedal fine, just wasn't optimal.



    Edit: cranks were 175mm Race Face SixC and seemed too long for this bike (ie: pedal strikes were happening too much) with proper sag. This bike needs 165mm cranks, 170mm max.

    With 165mm cranks and/or 125mm dropper, the seatpost height issue would not be a problem for my inseam.
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    6'1" with 750mm bars and 50mm stem and 175mm cranks on a large. It feels great. Has more room then my large riot with the same cockpit and crank set up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hitechredneck View Post
    6'1" with 750mm bars and 50mm stem and 175mm cranks on a large. It feels great. Has more room then my large riot with the same cockpit and crank set up.
    No issues with pedal/crank strikes with the 175mm cranks?

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    My last bike had a 13.0" non sagged bottom bracket so once it was sagged it got much lower then the balance so I got used to timing my pedals and have not had any issue on my balance.

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    I am 5' 11" with a 33" inseam and ride a L 2016 Balance. 780mm bars, 50mm 0 deg stem, 170mm cranks. I think I could be happy with a M Balance but not with an XL. I used to ride it at bike parks and trails in WV, VA, and NC but recently moved to N Florida so it has not been getting as much trail time but I am keeping it for when I do make it back to the mountains. I have also owned a L EPO and a L Riot, which both fit me appropriately.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hermes475 View Post
    I am 5' 11" with a 33" inseam and ride a L 2016 Balance. 780mm bars, 50mm 0 deg stem, 170mm cranks. I think I could be happy with a M Balance but not with an XL. I used to ride it at bike parks and trails in WV, VA, and NC but recently moved to N Florida so it has not been getting as much trail time but I am keeping it for when I do make it back to the mountains. I have also owned a L EPO and a L Riot, which both fit me appropriately.
    Ha! I moved to NFL (Jax) from TN about 20 years ago. Stopped riding for years because of the change in terrain.

    There are a couple areas where I'll ride the Balance here. Graham, parts of Santos, and maybe a bit in Tallahassee...but yeah, NC/GA/AL is where this bike will see the most miles.

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