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    5010 v1 to Bronson v1 frame

    hi folks.
    am probably answering my own question here but have been a stoked owner of an alloy 5010 v1 for the past couple of years and have tweaked it a bit (CC DB inline and FOX Talas 140-120) from stock but am looking at perhaps moving to a carbon v1 Bronson frame. The catch is i am currently on a L but the Bronson frame for sale is an XL. The other catch: I reckon i am a definite "in-between" on frame sizes (182cm but longer torso/arms) and have found myself a bit "forward" on the L 5010 (have a 90mm stem on there to be comfy so handling is not as sharp as could be) so am guessing XL Bronson with nice short stem would be perhaps a better long-term bet? I can return the Talas to 150-130 travel (it was that originally) and I think everything else is a straight over swap (except shock).
    Any advice is welcome (and sorry for long post!)
    Cheers,
    JW

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    xl with short stem. the v1 versions run so small. regards

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    I typically ride a medium frame but when I got the v1 Bronson, I ended up getting a Large and using a 40mm stem and am loving the way it rides.

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    I just picked up a V1 5010 alloy. I was a perfect fit on a Medium Highball with an 80mm stem. I found a used 5010 in Large and replaced the 80mm stem with a 50mm and it fits perfect. BTW.. Large 5010 has a 1" longer top tube vs the Medium Highball.

    I am 5'7" and would not normally think a large would be a good fit, but it seems to work for this bike (5010) since it will be more of an AM type ride for me where as the Highball is a XC/Endurance machine.
    Joe
    '12 Santa Cruz Highball 29", '13 Santa Cruz Solo 27.5",Vassago Verhauen SS 29" XC, AM, blah blah blah.. I just ride.

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    Thanks everyone! Am hoping to get a ride on a mate's Bronson v1 (XL) this coming weekend so that should confirm it for me i think.
    Cheers,
    JW

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