And we are off and running. I struck gold and found a very lightly used RIP 9 in Kermit (the color I wanted), but it's a L and I think I am a "Medium." I am OK, on the "stand over height" but an 1' short on the "height recommendation."
I have two thoughts and a question
1) The bike owner is in a unique situation and it will go for a song, a low and cheap SONG!
2) I am wondering whether seat and stem can be adjusted by professionals for a "good fit?"
3) Is it wrong for me to assume, given my size that the larger will be stronger than the medium or are these issues unrelated?
Unfortunately, there are no dealers near me and aside from a fellow MTBR person offering me to test ride his bike, 3 hours away, I'm stuck.
There is a demo in early august in Michigan, but that is 5.5 hours away.
I am torn. This may be my opportunity in at a decent price at the right time, but I am told that "fit is everything."
........unscramble my brain, I'm begging you, PLEASE!
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