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    ordering a ripley-large or XL?

    I currently ride a 19.5" trek fuel ex 9 in a 26" size wheel, I'm unsure of the correct size that I need and am leaning towards a large to keep the overall size small and flickable. I'm 6'2" with a 34.5" inseam. What is everyone else riding and what is your height and inseam numbers? Are you happy with your size or do they run 'small' or 'large'? I'll be using a 120mm travel fork also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alias33 View Post
    I currently ride a 19.5" trek fuel ex 9 in a 26" size wheel, I'm unsure of the correct size that I need and am leaning towards a large to keep the overall size small and flickable. I'm 6'2" with a 34.5" inseam. What is everyone else riding and what is your height and inseam numbers? Are you happy with your size or do they run 'small' or 'large'? I'll be using a 120mm travel fork also.

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    My height and inseam is basically identical, with a 35" in seem. Tested a L in June at the demo. Ordered a XL and I am picking it up at the shop with in a week. My idea was to run a short stem, but I am going to ride it stock to get a feel for it first. I can update this thread after delivery and some rides.

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    I am 6'3" with a 35" inseam, but I'm sorta old and don't like really long top tubes

    I still ordered an XL, and after I received it I put it next to my current GF Superfly HT. Surprisingly, the Rpiley had a shorter TT, and I already have a 90mm stem in hand. I'm pretty sure I'll need to get a longer stem since I already have the seat slightly forward of where it is on the GF. I'd order an XL. Its not a "big" XL by any means. Also only 2680 on my scale (with rear axle), so the weight benefits of a L would be negligible.

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    What size superfly do you own?

    Quote Originally Posted by Visceral View Post
    I am 6'3" with a 35" inseam, but I'm sorta old and don't like really long top tubes

    I still ordered an XL, and after I received it I put it next to my current GF Superfly HT. Surprisingly, the Rpiley had a shorter TT, and I already have a 90mm stem in hand. I'm pretty sure I'll need to get a longer stem since I already have the seat slightly forward of where it is on the GF. I'd order an XL. Its not a "big" XL by any means. Also only 2680 on my scale (with rear axle), so the weight benefits of a L would be negligible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alias33 View Post
    What size superfly do you own?
    Sorry to not mention that. XL (21.5)

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    did you receive your bike visceral? How does the size feel and does the overall bike feel too 'big' at all? I wish I could test ride it to see for myself.

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    Ive got the frame... and put most of it together, but Im waiting on the XX1 freehub body to get it running.

    Its a smaller XL with the zero-offset seatpost. Its a tight bike for sure. There's no way with the 51mm fork its going to feel "big" unless something totally unforseen happens. I've got a plain sweep bar (instead of my usual riser) in order to lengthen the cockput a little and get me towards the front of the bike. I do a lot of steep climbing, and I've had a lot of trouble lifting the front if I dont have my taint holding the tip of my Toupe Pro down ((

    Its no bueno at the end of a tough ride when your crotch is more sore than your legs. Im hoping scooting things forwards makes for less of "that".

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    Picked up my XL on Wednesday, and after three rides, couldn't be happier with the size. Running a 70mm stem, and it is spot on. The L felt a bit cramped during the demo. Glad I chose the XL. I could only see an issue if you are long in the torso or like it really stretched out, as I am not sure how well the Ripley would accommodate without a long stem, which goes against the intent of the bike IMHO.

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    the top tube length of XL is actually 2 mm shorter than my 19.5 inch fuel ex 9, Im thinking XL is the way to go, thanks guys!

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