badIuck said:
5 Minutes Ago
Choosing framesize by seattube length is plain wrong regarding modern mountainbikes in my opinion. Of course you need to be able to set the correct saddle psoition but other than that you should focus on reach AND stack. You cant look at either of those independently.
I'm not saying that's how I chose it just responding as asked about my inseam, which is this case shouldn't be a problem.

The reach on this bike is only a little bit longer than other bikes i have and with the 35mm stem the top tube will feel effectively the same as my medium specialized.

I've ridden a lot of bikes, with lots of different reach figures 415-480mm so have a decent idea where the sweet spot is for me.