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    Request for advise: Durance, which frame size?

    Im about to purchase online a Durance frame, there are no dealers in my area, so no way to test it.
    Im 6 feet, normal torso/legs ratio, in your opinion, which is the right size for me?

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    I'd go for a large. At 5'10'' I have 2 mediums (durance and ml8) and felt like I could have gone for a large. I like a bike that's a bit smaller and more nimble than one that stretches me out, so take your riding style/preferences into consideration too.

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    should be a pretty safe large. i am 6'2" and between sizes but decided to go with the large as well.

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    6' + Xlg and it's a great fit.
    Quote Originally Posted by mikesee
    Better suited to non-aggressive 125# gals named Russell.

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    First of all, thanks a lot exerybody for your posts.
    @ Hellocook and Banks: what length is your stem?
    and do you use geo-variable forks, i.e. fox talas or duc ?

    cheers

    Quote Originally Posted by banks
    6' + Xlg and it's a great fit.

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    i am running a 110mm stem with barends though.

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    fairly normal proportions as well, 34.5" inseam

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    110 to start and now brought it back to 100mm
    Quote Originally Posted by mikesee
    Better suited to non-aggressive 125# gals named Russell.

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    Go big

    I'm just under 6'1" with 32" inseam on XL Durance with DUC and 90mm stem. Really like how I fit in the bike and have my knee positioned well (and have room to adjust). Had Med 7/5 with DUC and although I pretty much had the same effective top tube (longer stem and saddle back on its rails), was not nearly as comfy or controlled or effective climbing. There isn't much sacrifice with the XL over the L since standover shouldn't be an issue and Mavs are so light.

    Otoh, L will have better resale since it's more common size. If that matters.

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    i'm 6 foot. have 2 med's, one durance, one ml8. just got a large durance. think i am maxed, although comfortable on the med's, more room to adjust on the large. running the 100mm 25.4 stem on the large. i'm a little longer leg than torso...about 33-34 inseam. duc's on all.

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