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  1. #1
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    6'6"....too tall for a XL Air9?

    I'm looking for a hardtail 29er and am wondering if an XL Air9 would be big enough. I plan to visit a shop to ride one but thought I would solicit input from all the Niner guys.
    My old bike was an XL Turner Sultan. At 6'6", everyone said I should have gotten the XXL Sultan, but the XL just felt better. So I'm hoping an XL Air9 would cut it.

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    I am 6'6" - rode an air9 all last year - awesome bike - fits great - go for it

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    Aug 2007
    I am 6'6" and have owned a total of 5 XL Niners, and love the way they fit me. I have not owned an Air9, but the geometry is pretty consistent across the line up, and I am confident I would fit just fine on one. I am all legs (38.8" inseam) and arms if that helps.

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    6'5" here with longer torso and shorter arms/legs. 3rd Niner XL and they have all fit me really well with stems ranging from 100-50. Go for it

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