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    sizing question

    Hey guys. I could use some input. I'm 6'9", 225 lbs, 39.5" inseam and am looking to get an am/fr rig for my quiver. I'm currently on a stump jumper fsr 29er xxl. It's super fun on rolling single track, but with a ridiculously long wheelbase, handles like an old cadillac on the tight techy stuff (in fairness, I'm a pretty mediocre rider--can't really blame the bike). I'm looking for something a little smaller that I can whip around on. Is the mojo HD in XL still going to be too small for me? I like the idea of the 650b setup. If I'm looking to plunk $6k down on a new ride, I don't particularly want to look or feel like a moose on a bicycle. Any recommendations would be appreciated.

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    Best thing to do is compare the Top Tube, Seat Tube, Wheel base, and geometry to your current bike. It's amazing what a couple of cm's either way makes.

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    I'm 6'4", 190lbs in my gear. I just picked up my HD 140 in XL today, built with a very long stem - 110mm - which I am already leaning toward shortening after a 15 minute ride around the neighbourhood. Frame wise, this seems to be a decent fit for me, I am coming off a Stumpy FSR in L which was on the small side.

    5" taller is a lot of height and your inseam is super long... it's tough to find an XL to demo but with your height I'd suggest it's a must before you buy. I test rode an L and could tell the extra size would be a good fit for me.

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    Definitely demo one for sure. I have typically always had a large (stumpy 29er, Giant Glory, Pivot Firebird and a Gary Fisher). I'm 6'1" with a 34" inseam and am going to be purchasing a XL and throw on a 50 or 60mm stem. I think at 6'9" even a XL would be tight and cramped. I could be wrong, but I would recommend riding one first.

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