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  1. #1
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    What size Trance 27.5?

    I'm 5'11.5". 20" seat tube seems huge. Wheelbase on these new bikes is already long, so if I can ride a medium I would like to. I'm on a 18.5" 29er hardtail with a 24.2 inch eff. top tube. This trance 27.5 sizing is in the middle. the medium 18" has a 23.6 top tube and the large is 24.4. I'm running a 80mm stem on my 29er hardtail for a mix of climbing and downs. This would be my more fun bike to be jumped, dropped, ect so maybe a shorter cockpit isn't a bad thing right? There is a chart on some giant australian site that shows a medium frame working up to 6'1". Is there anyone in the same boat as me? I demoed a large and it felt good stock with a 70mm stem. Haven't demoed a medium yet. Any thoughts?

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    I am the same height as you and rode both the medium and large. The large felt so much better for me. I am running the large with a 60mm stem and some wider bars and I have never been so comfortable on a bike before. If the large felt good when you rode it I would go with that.

  3. #3
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    I'm 5'9 w/ 32" inseam and demoed a Large Trance 27.5 and it fit PERFECTLY.

    I rode a M Anthem 27.5 and it never felt right, too small.

    I would ride a L on both without a doubt. I'd probably never be happy on the Ms.

  4. #4
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    You are well within the range to ride a Large frame. I'd go that way.

  5. #5
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    I am 5'8 and went with a medium. Test rode the large, not alot of difference but it didn't feel right to me.

  6. #6
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    I'm 5'8" with a 30" inseam, I went with a medium. Feels just about perfect, but I might go with a slightly wider bar.

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