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    Tracer 275 sizing help - 6'0" 33" inseam

    Hey guys - I am real close to pulling the trigger on a Tracer 275 frame to replace my Spider29. I find the spider a little too xc for my tastes.

    I have read that the T29 fit a little big. At 6'0 and 33 inseam, I seem to bounce back and forth between medium and large in bike frames. In general I would say I like a smaller frame that I can move around a bit but I don't want to end up being cramped.

    Here is some reference for past and current bikes:
    Spider 29 Large (24.5 TT) feels a little big
    Santa Cruz Superlight 26er Large (24 TT) felt about right
    Surly Karate Monkey Medium (23.6 TT) feels good
    Puglsey Large (24 TT) feels good
    2005 Heckler Medium (22.6 TT) felt a little cramped

    So with the Tracer 275 I am unsure. Medium is a 23" TT and large is 24".

    Anyone out there the same height?

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    Tracer 275 sizing help - 6'0" 33" inseam-complete.jpgSeems to me you'd want a Large. The Tracer runs pretty true to size IMHO. I'm 5'-9", have always ridden "Medium" mountain bikes, and the Medium T275 fits me very well. Seems like a 6 ft guy would be pretty cramped on my bike, and even I've got a LOT of seatpost showing.

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    Large Fo Sho. IMHO
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    I'm 6' with a 34" inseam and riding a large Tracer 275. I'm pretty sure I would feel very cramped on a med. Running a 70mm stem & with the seat post dropped I feel a little cramped on the transitions I have to pedal through.

    I had a Large Blur LT that fit me great and a Pivot Mach429 that fit well but felt big big. The Tracer feels much more like the Blur.

    BTW I LOVE my Tracer 275!!

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    Sounds like large it is! Thanks guys. Now the color. I thought flo green but the chrome black is nice...

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    Looks great dude! Build specs/weight? I'm not a huge weight guy but my Spider is 31 pounds and I would like to get the tracer in at about 32.

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    My Tracer (26) was 28lbs, my Carbine SL is 25. Unless you put super heavy DH parts on it, you should be able to get in UNDER 30 I would think.
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    Quote Originally Posted by flatlandersk View Post
    Looks great dude! Build specs/weight? I'm not a huge weight guy but my Spider is 31 pounds and I would like to get the tracer in at about 32.
    My Tracer 275 is 28 lbs as pictured above. Full XX1, Enve XC rims on DT 240 hubs, Eriksen post, XTR brakes, Thomson Stem, Enve bars, Time ATAC pedals. Based on actual frame weights, my parts on a Carbine frame would come in at ~25 lbs.

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    I'm also 6' and spent a lot of time with the demo bike fleet this last year. you should be good with a large frame, 60mm stem and 740mm bars would be a good starting point.

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    Go Large....I'm 5'9" and feel the Med is a tad small.

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