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    Redline sizing

    I'm 5'9" w/ 33" inseam, so I'm a little tough to fit. I like to stretch my legs, but also a short cockpit. Seems like most bikes I feel most comfortable on a Medium (17-18") but a few, esp C-dales, the Mediums seem cramped and I prefer a Large - 19." My road bike is a 54cm.

    I'm considering ordering a Redline D660; should I go with M(17") or L(19")?

    edit to add: This would be my first 29" bike, all sizing experience is with 26ers.

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    I'm 5' 11" with a 33" inseam and just picked up a 19" Monocog29 of ebay. The bike is big, but I like a big bike and I needed to shorten the stem to make it feel right. I also believe a 17" would be the choice of most riders of your size and likely be your best choice.

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    I'm 5'10", 34" inseam and got the 17" D660. I could have went either way though, 17" or 19".
    The top tube length on the 17" is 18mm shorter and the stem is 10mm shorter compared to the 19".

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    I was fortunate enough to have a local dealer with both a 17" and 19" to test. Both fit but I felt better on the 19. The 17 felt a little cramped. I'm 6' with a 32" inseam and a rather tall torso. Standover clearance is less than I'd like but the toptube length is good. I made a conscious choice to buy the bike to ride not to fall off of and land on my boys ... ideally, I'd be riding an 18".

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    I'm 6'0" with a 33.5" inseam and picked up a 17" on Ebay. At first I was really kicking myself because I felt cramped and should have gone with the 19". I put on a longer stem with a higher rise (120mm 20degree rise) and that helped significantly. Ideally I'd probably be on a 19" but I don't think the difference in geo between the two is a deal-breaker...
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    I'm 5'11" with a 32" inseam. I ride a 19" frame (mono9)
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    I'm 5'9.5" with a 30" inseam and I ride a 17" Flight 29er.

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    Quote Originally Posted by john.wilkinson@datacon.at
    I'm 5' 11" with a 33" inseam and just picked up a 19" Monocog29 of ebay. The bike is big, but I like a big bike and I needed to shorten the stem to make it feel right. I also believe a 17" would be the choice of most riders of your size and likely be your best choice.
    I too am the new owner of a 19inch Monocog 29er. I am 6'2' and a 32" inseam. I think I will need to fit a shorter stem too. It is a very long bike fitted with a long stem at the factory.
    I also have the seat set to the maximum height yet I think the stand over height is a little too close for comfort. I think a 19inch frame is a little big for me.

    I think for me maybe a 17inch frame would have been a better choice but I would have needed a 400mm (15.75 inch) seat post. This would give me more stand over clearance and the correct seat height.

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    I just put a D660 together last night and for some reason it seems smaller than my Flight (nice bike by the way). They both are 19". I am 6' with 34" inseam. I think you should get a Large, you can always get a shorter stem. If you are in the Boston area, you are welcome to try my Flight and maybe the D660 if I still have it by then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cooljavy
    I just put a D660 together last night and for some reason it seems smaller than my Flight (nice bike by the way). They both are 19". I am 6' with 34" inseam. I think you should get a Large, you can always get a shorter stem. If you are in the Boston area, you are welcome to try my Flight and maybe the D660 if I still have it by then.

    Well, the geometries are different, so I would expect them to feel somewhat different. Not huge differences though..

    The D660 has a slacker seat tube angle (73.5 vs 74), and a longer top tube (23.75 vs 23.7)

    This should actually make you ever-so-slightly more stretched out on the d660, given the same stem and seat/seatpost setup.
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