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    Would I be able to fit a Large Specialized Epic Expert World Cup?

    I'm planning on buying a Specialized Epic Expert World Cup and unsure whether to get a Medium or Large. I'm currently 5'9 with an inseam of 30" and also undergoing my growth spurt. I'm afraid if I get a medium, I'll grow out of it too quickly. I can always get a shorter stem to accommodate right? And according to the Specialized Sizing Chart, a 5'10 can fit a Large. Any thoughts? Thanks!

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    I'm 5'11" and fit on a Large Epic, 19" stumpjumper and 56cm Venge and CruX quite well.

    However why not ask someone that is experienced in bike sizing/fitting preferably at the specialized dealer you plan on getting the bike from.

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    5' 10 3/8" with 33" inseam. SW Epic WC - medium, 90mm stem.

    I like a snappy bike with medium frames, but could easily ride a large. Ride them both otherwise you'll always be second guessing yourself.

    All bikes listed below are medium frames. 2015 Enduro on order will be medium, but I fit a large perfectly as well with 50mm stem.
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    12 Niner Air9RDO -16.4
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    I am 5"10 with a 32 inch inseam and ride a large 2013 epic expert carbon. I believe I am Really on the edge and could probably ride a medium. I like the feel of a larger bike, it only bothers me in the tightest of corners. You being an inch shorter and 2 inches less on the inseam I would lean towards medium for sure.....BUTTTTT like others said ride them both. You might have a hard time deciding or right when you jump on the large you may know right away it is to big for you.

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    Thanks for the replies guys! I'll go ahead and try both

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    I'm 5'9 and ride a medium. everyone on my racing team that's at or under 6 foot have been moving to mediums because they fit better.
    Yeah i agree, give them both a whirl
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    I'm 5'10" on a medium. I definetly could ride a large, but I prefer the shorter wheelbase for snappier handling. How old are you? How much taller do you think you will get?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mvp119 View Post
    I'm 5'10" on a medium. I definetly could ride a large, but I prefer the shorter wheelbase for snappier handling. How old are you? How much taller do you think you will get?
    I'm 16 right now and I guess you could call me a late bloomer (only started getting taller last year). I'm pretty sure I have a lot more to grow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vincelam1998 View Post
    I'm 16 right now and I guess you could call me a late bloomer (only started getting taller last year). I'm pretty sure I have a lot more to grow.
    Then I guess it depends on your budget. I suggest finding a used '14 Expert WC in a medium. As you grow and feel the need for more reach, change the stem and raise the saddle. By the time you peak in height, in 2 to 3 years, a new version of the Epic will be out and if financial luck is on your side, you'll be able to buy something spanking new.

    With the wisdom of 3 years more of riding, you'll know exactly what works for you.

    In the mean time, you will be giggling every time you rip on your medium!
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    12 Niner Air9RDO -16.4
    12 SJ FSR Exp EVO29 -28
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    Go for the Medium. I'm a similar size and owned a large Epic frame for a few months back in '07ish and couldn't make it work. Maybe I wanted to be taller, who knows. I went back to a medium and life was great, again. It's not like your going to grow a foot or anything. Must be nice to be 16 and looking at a Expert trim bike...haha.
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