I'm 5'10" with 32" pant inseam, and most of my xc bikes are Mediums with about 23.4 to 23.6 top tubes with 90 or 100mm stems. I don't recall the Reach measurement. On some of my all-mountain or trail bikes a Large fits best such as Santa Cruz and Ibis with a 50 or 70mm stem and wide bar.
I tested a medium Scale 29er and it just felt okay. Swapped out stems from 70 to 100. The numbers indicated it should be a great fit.
Then I tested a Large Scale Expert 29er. The numbers indicate it's too big, but it just felt so good with the stock stem and bar width.
Anyone else run a frame that is supposedly "wrong" by the numbers or traditional sizing but it just works? I know some racers/riders prefer a larger frame when in-between, but the Large Scale geometry is waaaay off for my size but I could go so much faster and more comfortable during the test ride vs a Medium.
I've been on 29ers and 650b HT and FS for years but this Scale 29er Large vs Medium is a bit odd.
Results 1 to 5 of 5
Check out the hottest mountain bike products from these brands!
See All Interbike Coverage - Click Here »