2011 GT Karakoram 1.0 Sizing
Last year I bought my first 29er: A new for 2011 GT Karakoram 1.0 - Large size.
I'm 182 cm tall and something always felt a little off to me. Yesterday I tried my friend's new GT timberline 1.0 (which are great for the money) - M size, and it fitted me like a glove.
It made me quite unhappy with my local bike shop who's fitted me with a L size.
My question is, what should I do to make my bike feel more like the M size? New frame is out of the question, because of financial reasons. I've already moved the saddle a bit forward and there's a change for the better, but I've heard it not so great to compensate for long top tube with moving the saddle because of pedaling efficiency (I don't feel it - maybe because I moved the saddle only a bit forward). Other than that, I was given an advice to change for shorter stem. Currently, I got a 90mm stem. Which size should I get? 80mm\75mm\60mm?
Thanks for your time. Much appreciated.