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    2012x-caliber or 2012 cobia sizing and opinions onwhich to buy please

    Okay so to start I am a big guy at 320 and almost 6'2. I am looking at these 2 bikes as kind of a first real bike and looking to lose some weight. There is a $250 difference between the two and I am told I could be either 19" or 20". Looking for opinions on the sizing and which bike to choose. Thanks ron

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    Quote Originally Posted by jordan2345asx View Post
    Okay so to start I am a big guy at 320 and almost 6'2. I am looking at these 2 bikes as kind of a first real bike and looking to lose some weight. There is a $250 difference between the two and I am told I could be either 19" or 20". Looking for opinions on the sizing and which bike to choose. Thanks ron
    Okay so reading through some older posts it looks like the better deal for sure is the case-caliber. Now that only issue is that the cobia isa 19"($850) and the x caliber is a 21"($1100). Thoughts??

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    Re: 2012x-caliber or 2012 cobia sizing and opinions onwhich to buy please

    Get the bike that fits you best. The xcal is a better buy, but there is nothing wrong with the cobia. I have that bike and I'm at 280.

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    Re: 2012x-caliber or 2012 cobia sizing and opinions onwhich to buy please

    Xcal is worth the extra money. Way better fork.

    I'm 250 lb 6'3" and ride a xl xcal. No issues at all.

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    Alright so i decided that since bicycle villagereally didn't want to sell the excaliber. I went with the cobia in a 21"

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    Congrats! I would think the 19" would be too small for you. I'm only 5'9" with a 32" inseam and the 19"r fits me fine.

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    Okay so stupidbicycle village finally called me back on the xcaliber and I ended up returning the cobia and getting the xcaliber. Very excited to get out and ride it tomorrow hopefully

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    I think you're going to love the XCal. I've test ridden a 2013 and loved it. I'm just waiting to a 2012 FS Giant Anthem X2 29er to compare. More money though.

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    Okay picked it up today and even got a pair of gloves,a set of odi lockon grips,a shock pump,and a comfy seat all for $180 more than I was going to pay for the 2012 cobia. Very happy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jordan2345asx View Post
    Okay picked it up today and even got a pair of gloves,a set of odi lockon grips,a shock pump,and a comfy seat all for $180 more than I was going to pay for the 2012 cobia. Very happy.
    Congrats!! Sounds like you got a great deal!

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    Re: 2012x-caliber or 2012 cobia sizing and opinions onwhich to buy please

    That's a good deal compared directly to the cobia. I have an older model, but wish I would have gone for the x cal initially myself. Well worth the upgrade!
    10 Gary Fisher Cobia - 13 Trek Madone 5.2 - 14 Trek Fuel Ex8

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    I am very happy with the upgrade. I might need to switch out the stem for a slightly shorter one but a better feel for sure

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    Re: 2012x-caliber or 2012 cobia sizing and opinions onwhich to buy please

    Quote Originally Posted by jordan2345asx View Post
    I am very happy with the upgrade. I might need to switch out the stem for a slightly shorter one but a better feel for sure
    Yeah I put a 70mm 6 degree on mine with some riser bars and it made a world of difference in comfort and my ability to handle rougher terrain.
    I bet it does feel well worth it!
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