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    2012 Rocky Mountain Vertex RSL 990 Frame sizing?

    I'm currently riding a 2012 Element 970 18.5" size and I'm very happy with the fit. I'm 6'0" tall.

    I have the opportunity to get a 2012 Vertex RSL 990 frame. The frame on offer is large size, with a HTT length of 615mm.

    This is longer than the Element 970 HTT at 605mm....would the large Vertex frame be too long for me compared to the stated 592mm length for the medium size? I seem to be falling right in between a medium and large Vertex frame size.

    Any advice appreciated.

    Thanks
    Chris

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    Shorter stem by 10mm and you're spot on. The Vertex was intended to have a bit longer HTT to manage toe overlap and head angle.
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    Thanks for the inside knowledge!

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    Not so much inside knowledge as it was outside knowledge :-)
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    Do you know if the Vertex can handle a 120mm fork?

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    It might survive having a 120mm fork mounted but it would void the warranty. And it would really slow the handing down.

    What will void Your Warranty?
    Warranty is not valid for any bicycles previously used for commercial activity such as rental, courier, police, security etc.
    Installation of components, parts, or accessories not originally intended for or compatible with the bicycle as sold.
    Purchasing a Rocky Mountain Bicycle from an unauthorized dealer.
    Purchasing a Rocky Mountain Bicycle or frame off third party internet sites (as eBay) no matter what the listing says.
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