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    We need an X-large Fury.

    Dear MC.

    We need an X-large Fury frame.
    I've talked to a couple of taller riders like me, and we all agree on this.
    The effective seat tube length can be 19" or 20" (482-507mm) but we need something with an effective top tube closer to 23-23.5".

    Later, Eric.

    Enrico Maximvs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ericmopar
    Dear MC.

    We need an X-large Fury frame.
    I've talked to a couple of taller riders like me, and we all agree on this.
    The effective seat tube length can be 19" or 20" (482-507mm) but we need something with an effective top tube closer to 23-23.5".
    Hmmm, how tall are all of you then. I'm 6ft3 (1.93m) and I myself have no problems with my large Fury.


    Quote Originally Posted by Ericmopar
    I'd also like it to be able to survive in a low Earth orbit, for at least five years.
    I'd like to not have rain and wet conditions anymore on all the trails i'm going and willing to ride
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    Quote Originally Posted by cHoc Nr1
    Hmmm, how tall are all of you then. I'm 6ft3 (1.93m) and I myself have no problems with my large Fury.



    I'd like to not have rain and wet conditions anymore on all the trails i'm going and willing to ride
    I'm 6' 1" and feel cramped on the large Fury I test rode at Interbike last year.

    It measured about 22.5" center to center. (center seat tube, to center head tube, level to ground.)

    John said that was a large.

    I could make a large Fury work, with a 120 - 125mm stem... but then my knees will occasionally knock the back of the stem, just like my San An. Which has the same effective TT length.
    I like my San An, but I wish the main frame was just a tad longer, even if only by half and inch.

    Really, I'd like to see a whole new trail bike. Maybe based on the Battery. With a frame weight in the 7 - 8lb range, depending on weather it's a coil or air shock.
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    Mmmmm, my legs are certainly not short for my lenght, but I run a ~90-100mm Easton stem on my Fury, with a carbon raiser bar, but I do not hit it.
    I also have run it with a 40mm stem when I used it for 4X riding and occasionally amateur racing, without problems. with 4X you are mostly(all the time) standing, I know, but even then, no problems.
    Also I do not feel a cramped seating position on the Fury.

    Strange that you're experience is different....
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    I don't know about your riding area, but Bootleg has some short nearly vertical rises in the XC trail system.
    I can't get up those with a shorter stem. My knees hit the back of the bars otherwise. Not to mention the back of the stem...ouch!
    If I run a shorter stem, I can go down certain things just a bit easier, but the climbing sucks. I can't get my weight forward enough in certain situations, with a 22.5" TT and less than 120mm stem.
    Truth is my Classic works that way, it's just old school. I was telling someone the other day "I need a nard guard" . One of those old stem pads from the 70s BMX days. They thought I was nuts.
    I've wondered if 22.5" effective TT, is in fact a large Fury.
    The "large" I rode, had a 70mm stem on it, and I felt terribly cramped.
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    I just peaked in the specs of the Fury, and the Medium Fury is 22.3", and the Large is 27".
    So the person at Interbike was probably mistaken in the size you rode.

    For the San Andreas I understand you, One size fits all, but not all. I think I had an 110 or an 120mm stem on my San An when I had mine.

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    I would guess that a 27" top tube is a typo? I wouldn't consider that a large. Maybe XXL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bike Poor
    I would guess that a 27" top tube is a typo? I wouldn't consider that a large. Maybe XXL.
    I was wondering the same thing.
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    27 is a typo and should have been fixed..... Sorry about that

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    Quote Originally Posted by JRA009
    27 is a typo and should have been fixed..... Sorry about that
    So what is the effective TT on a large John?
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    24" is the Eff TT measurment
    22" is the Physical TT (center to center)

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