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    6ft, what size frame L or XL?

    opportunity to buy a bike at really good price but it's a XL, almost think i would need a L.
    Will XL be too big for me?

    (bike is not close so can't test ride)

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    Re: 6ft, what size frame L or XL?

    Xl should be fine.

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    Depends on what you are looking for !

    I'm 6ft, I have ridden both Medium and Large sizes (SX Trail, stumpy, Demo) All frames were OK, but I wouldn't go for a XL.

    But as I told, I was looking for fun bikes, so, short bikes (Large Sutmpy and medium SX Trail were still OK at pedalling) !

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    I'm 6'2" and ride a L Stumpjumper FSR. I like the fit, and wouldn't go any bigger. It probably depends a lot on your individual proportions, and the model of the bike. I ride an XL Specialized road bike, and wouldn't go any smaller.
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    I will say Medium or Large is a better question...

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    Will be way too big no matter what bike it is. You should be on a large for most Specialized and maybe a medium for some.

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    thanks guys, was thinking a L would suit me better.

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    I'm 6ft and at my 4th Specialized frame. From 26 to road bike to 29ers always had L,fit me like a glove.
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    definitely no bigger than L.

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    Go with the large, I ride an XL. Im 6ft 3" with about an 35" inseam. A large was way too small for me when I demoed. It was doable but my seat post was near the max for climbing.

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    Yup Me too, 6ft zero and ride 19" L love it
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    I am 6'1" with a 35" inseam, the large did not give me enough post range and the top tube was a bit short so I am on an XL, works fine for me but it is certainly a large bike.

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    1 more for large, unless you have like 5' long legs

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    I'm not far off of 6' at 5'11 and loved the Med...I agree...no bigger than L

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    you could ride a meduim. or a large. depending on personal shape/feel.

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    Agree with the crowd, at 6'3", I just picked up an XL Epic that fits well. I can't imagine it fitting you well unless you have some unique body proportions.

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    At a hair short of 5'10" I bought a large epic and shortened the stem to 90mm. I felt the medium was too small and the large was only slightly too big. I have had a bad experience of buying 17" bikes and putting on a long stem such as 120mm and then getting crappy handling from being too far over the front wheel and having my weight too far forward. I feel like the bike with the 90mm stem fits like a glove and have never been more comfortable and in control of a bike.

    So......I'm guessing 5'11 a L would fit perfectly at 6' a L would fit a little small but do-able. I'm assuming that XL would be a bit of a stretch. Then again it really comes down to your proportions more than height. You gotta ride the damn thing and make up your own mind. Sorry for any inaccuracies.....I been drinkin. The bike model matters a great deal. XC or big hit?

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    Re: 6ft, what size frame L or XL?

    I'm 6'0 240lbs and I'm using an xl frame it's perfect IMO

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    Quote Originally Posted by patineto View Post
    I will say Medium or Large is a better question...
    Quote Originally Posted by Chris(NJ) View Post
    I'm not far off of 6' at 5'11 and loved the Med...I agree...no bigger than L
    Quote Originally Posted by FlowMaster23 View Post
    you could ride a meduim. or a large. depending on personal shape/feel.
    +4. I am just under 6' and ride a medium Stumpy. My girlfriend's Carve is a medium, too, and it fits me perfectly. Both Specialized and two dealers said a large was better for my 'tweener size, but I usually prefer smaller frames.
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    I'm 6 2. About a 34 inseam. I had. 05 stumpy I large. It fit but my seat post was at max, and my neck hurt after longer rides. Tried a riser bar and it helped a bit.

    On my 12 stumpy I ride an XL. Fits perfect. No back neck pain. But I'm a bit taller.
    I think you could fit on both. Large is probably more ideal but you can get an XL to with with some cockpit changes.

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