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    Santa Cruz tallboy sizing

    I know there are no absolutes on sizing but looking for opinions.

    I found a used 2011 tallboy in a large. I am 5' 10" tall, fairly long legs. The chart says I am kind of in the middle of a medium and large, at least in the new charts.

    Has frame geometry changed since 2011? Anyone else 5' 10" tall that went with a large frame? Anyone 5' 10" tall that went with a medium frame?

    The used bike is 3.5 hours drive away and will most likely go take a look but any thoughts would help.

    Thanks

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    At 5'10" you need to be on a Large.
    I crashed hard enough on my Tallboy to break my leg,
    The carbon is way more durable than most people.

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    I am 5'11" and rode a TB-Large, you are deff. a large

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    Tested my dads M and have an L myself. Could have gone with the M for strictly xc purposes but I feel the L gives more confidence on the steeper downs and It definitely has greater versatility. No problem with nimbleness either but sure, the smaller one would probably be even more flickable.
    I'm an elite xc racer by the way, 5'9.5".

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    Thanks guys, appreciate the advise.

    Hope to be on a Tallboy soon!

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    5'10"
    Ran a large TB with a 70mm stem, fit perfectly.

    Now on a large LTc, 70mm stem.

    The medium in both bikes felt really small.
    2015 Tallboy LTc Fox 36 150mm

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    I'm 5'5 , smack in the middle of a small and medium... which should I get? TIA

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    im 5 11 and demoed a medium and smacked my knee on the fork crown

    you want large, trust me. fork crowns HURT!
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