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    Santa Cruz Driver 8 for 6'5" tall rider / Clyde??

    I've been in the market for a good Whistler bike for a while and just can't find anything that seems big enough (and can't afford the rare ones that actually fit). The Chainlove deal on the Driver 8 is almost too good to pass up but I'm wondering if the top tube is too short for me. Whaddyall think?

    SC's sizing says that the frame is good for anyone up to 6'2" tall but I have a hard time believing that with a 24.4" top tube. I'm really torn right now.

    Any tall riders out there on the D8?

    Thanks in advance.
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    How's that compare to your Nomad? How does the linkage ratio compare?

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    I'm more worried about the size of the bike

    I've head good things about the suspension feel and I've always liked the VPP suspension (VPP2 is definitely nicer than my Nomad's VPP1). I actually have the frame now and it is virtually the same size as my Nomad so it should work out well. The frame came with a 500 lb spring which may be a bit light for me but I'll give it a go first.
    Now I have to find a good deal on some 83mm cranks.
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    Now that I look at SC's suspension setup chart again it looks like the spring weight will be perfect. Can't wait to take the bike out for a rip!
    SC Tallboy C : Spec Enduro 29 : Giant Propel Adv SL DA9000

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