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    Options for 6'6" rider?

    Of the common brands all I can find in XL is the Santa Cruz v10 and that's an expensive bike.

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    You need to look at the actual geometry numbers instead of the manufacturer's arbitrary sizing, for example a medium GT Fury is actually longer than an XL Santa Cruz V10, as is a large Norco Aurum. An XL Devinci Wilson on the on the other hand is about the same size as the XL V10. Every brand does their sizing in their own wonky way, the only way to compare them is to look at the numbers on the frame geometry tables.

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    Canfield makes their Jedi in XL as well.

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    As does Knolly.

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    The extra large Jedi has the longest reach of any bike on the market..It was aimed towards riders over 6'4".. The new Glory is only 1/4" smaller.

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    The new jedi has the longest reach of the bunch and would be perfect for 6'6. The new demo extra long would be a great fit too with reach and stack. I'm 6'4 and decided to try the new tr500 in XL. Check the Wilson too...solid geo for bigger riders. But if I were you the Jedi and Demo would be the two on my list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SmittyPDX View Post
    if I were you the Jedi would be the one on my list.
    Fixed!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SmittyPDX View Post
    I'm 6'4 and decided to try the new tr500 in XL. Check the Wilson too...solid geo for bigger riders. ]
    Yeah that's terrible advice I hate to say. The reach on them is tiny for an "XL", a full inch shorter than the canfield. I've got a friend who 6'0" riding an XL wilson. Those bikes aren't suitable for anyone over 6'2" or so.

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    The new Pivot Phoenix is pretty big by most people's standards. Check out the geo chart. The L Phoenix is bigger than an XL v10, not to mention the XL Phoenix...

    Options for 6'6" rider?-phoenix-geo.jpg

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    Only problem with the reach number on the phoneix is that it is overestimated. The head tube is ridiculously short. Again, companies using the same headtube length on all sizes as a cheap way to say a few bucks *sigh*. So the reach seems longer than it is if the headtube were a proper length. If my trig is right the reach is really closer to 18.3 or so for a bike with a proper 5.5" headtube. That's still pretty long though.

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