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    Foes FXR size

    Hello from Spain,

    what size of 2008 FXR for a man 5'11" tall, M or L??

    Thanks

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    I am just under 6 ft. and a large 08 is what works for me!

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    What are you riding now? Any other bikes that you know to fit well?
    I am 176.5cm /about 5'10" and, looking at the numbers, I would go for M.

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    i am 5'11" as well and prefer the medium. you are probably right between the two where either would "fit". if you can test ride both, do it. if not, choose whatever you normally prefer in a bike (smaller or larger)

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    Thanks for the answers, actually I ride a Yeti 575 in L size.

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    Comparing the manufacturers' numbers
    http://www.foesracing.com/lineup.cfm?view=fxr
    http://www.yeticycles.com/Bikes/Bikes575.cfm
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    The 20.5" (Large) FXR is shorter than 08 Large Yeti 575. Foes does not state what fork is used for their measurements, which may make some difference.

    Are you sure your Yeti is not too long for you?

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    Well, my 575 is 2006 model and I fell it fit me ok.

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    Looks like the older 575 model was shorter than the '08, but still a little longer than the FXR.
    http://www.yeticycles.com/Support/Su...nersManual.pdf

    I suppose the FXR is a little more downhill oriented than the 575, which may explain the shorter top tube measurements. I don't have either bike but everybody says that the FXR works well going up the hill too. Foes is reputed for strong frames with no flex and that appeals to me a lot.

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    Ok, thanks for your answers

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    uphill, downhill, righthill, lefthill, redhill, bluehill... it's all good

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