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    Concern on frame size...XTC

    I am a brand new rider. I walked into a LBS and basically told him what I was looking for and he reccommended the XTC 29er1....It was in my price range and had some pretty good components...I didn't want to buy anything that I would outgrow within a year...
    He only had a small XTC on the floor.....

    I am 5'11" and have a 32 inch inseam...He ordered and reccommended a Large frame.....Looking at the charts here that would put me pretty close on the upper end of size...Also Giant reccommends 4 inches of inseam clearance for offroad and I am only looking at 2 inches....This is a pretty reputable local shop but.......being fairly new I don't want to discount the shops advice but the size charts and from reading posts here it kind of threw up a red flag for me...

    Let me add that I am a 47 year old ex-motocross guy and will be riding local single trails with plenty of rocks and roots and some fast two track type of riding....

    Thanks for any advice....
    Brian

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    You are right on the fence. I ride a medium XTC and have the same inseam but am about a inch shorter. I rode both and went with the med but could have been just as happy on the large. Not sure if I answered your question. Enjoy the bike I love mine!

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    XTC Frame Size

    I'm the same height, inseam as you are and went with the medium which I've been riding for the part 18 months.

    I went for a proper bike fit and ended up putting a 100mm stem on, upside down, and a setback seatpost, Thomson elite, to give me the position I want. The bike handles really well although I'm going to try out a large frame in a couple of weeks to see what that feels like.

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