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    Stumpjumper frame size?

    I went to the not so LBS yesterday to test some bikes.
    My "local bike shop" suggest to me to get a medium/17.5" frame for a stumpjumper ht comp.
    The not so local bike shop recommended a large/19" frame.

    I know I should get whatever feels better but I am not experienced enough to figure what feels best by riding it around the shop or parking lot.

    I am 5'10.75" have a 33" inseam and have an armspan of 74.5". According to specializeds website chart someone 5'10" is the start of the 19" frame. Would it be better to get a 19" or get a 17.5" and possibly a longer stem?

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    Taking a quick look at the site stand over on the 19" is 32.4" and the 17.5" is 31.3". Would that be a problem since my inseam is 33"?

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    For comparison, I'm 5'9 with a 32 inch inseam and ride a medium. I could still fit this bike if I were a bit taller. You could probably fit the large, but I'd imagine a medium, err 17.5 would be the best fit. Stand over height is only part of the equation, you have to look at top tube length too. I could stand over a large frame, but top tube length would be too long. I'd be a lot more stretched out on the bike than I'd want to be.
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    Stumpjumper frame size for 5'11 on mountain trails? Medium or Large?
    Older thread, could be different with 29ers though.
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    Stumpjumper frame size?

    Stand over height is not the issue. It's more the reach and stack. I am 6'2 with a 34 inseam and I ride an Xl with a 90mm stem. According to their website I could ride either a large or Xl. I agree with oldskool that top tube length is key. Having said all of that I would probably go with the medium if I were you.
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    I'm 5ft10 with 32in inseam and ride a 17.5. Fits perfectly, certainly wouldn't need a large.

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    Hmm, I'm 6' with a 31 inch inseam and purchased a large 2014 stumpjumper ht. The medium felt cramped to me when I rode it at LBS.

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    I'm 5'10" with about the same inseam as you, maybe a little shorter. I tried both sizes on some local trails at a demo event back in the fall. There wasn't much stand over clearance on the large but it was a much better ride.

    With a different stem I maybe could have been comfortable on the medium as well. I had to have the seat so high to get good leg extension that I felt way too high relative to the handlebars.

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