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    Need help with bike size

    I am picking up my first full suspension bike today but Im not sure what size I should get. I went to the LBS and tested the Giant Yukon and the Trance 2. They wanted to sell me a Medium Yukon and a Large Trance? WTF? Is this because thats what they have in stock? Why different size bikes? Hell I didn't grow an inch or two while I was there! Any logical reasoning other than availability? I am 6" and 185lbs. What size is correct? By the way, I am getting the Trance 2.

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    Well, the only thing that matters is effective top tube length.

    Trance:
    S (18") - 585mm
    M (20") - 610mm
    L (22") - 635mm

    Yukon:
    S (17") - 567mm
    M (19") - 580mm
    L (21") - 593mm
    XL (23") - 605mm

    You're 1.83m, and I'm 1.85m riding Large Trance with 90mm. That's perfect

    Cheers
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    Quote Originally Posted by vi3dr0
    Well, the only thing that matters is effective top tube length.

    Trance:
    S (18") - 585mm
    M (20") - 610mm
    L (22") - 635mm

    Yukon:
    S (17") - 567mm
    M (19") - 580mm
    L (21") - 593mm
    XL (23") - 605mm

    You're 1.83m, and I'm 1.85m riding Large Trance with 90mm. That's perfect

    Cheers
    vi3dr0
    I could have sworn the large trance is a 20, not 22.

    It is on the Trance X and the Medium is an 18

    FWIW, i would ride a 20 inch (large) Trance X and I am the same height as the OP, 1.83 M
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    Thanks guys, I went and picked up a 2008 Trance 2(Large). The guy almost convince me on the X2 but in all honesty, it was out of my budget but Im happy with the Trance 2. Looking forward to ride it for a long time.

    Cheers and thanks again!

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