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    Trek Session frame size question

    I currently ride 19.5" Slash. It's fine at climbing and normal trail riding.
    But I thought I'd be more confident while in the air and at downhill riding, if I'd be riding 18.5" Slash.
    I'm 184-185cm with barefoot (about 6' and a half inch)

    Actually when I try my friends 17.5" Slash, I found it is small for me.

    Anyway, I plan to try Session, but can't decide if I'd go with medium or large.
    I don't want to be disappointed either if I get Large than I found which is big for me or if I get Medium than I found it's small for me...

    Tough call, any advice?
    2012 Trek Slash 9
    2012 Trek Session 9.9

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    Not sure if this helps or not but.
    I have a 19.5" RumbleFish a 19" Rig. And Just bought my 2014 Slash in a 18.5"
    I did a crap load of reading up on fitment and found its not all about how tall you are you have to include your inseam. and what feels best to "you".

    My Rumblefish feels big and my back starts to hurt after a long ride. my Rig feels big and same with my back. Both bikes feel clumsy.

    I rode the 18.5 slash today it felt very playfull. I fit it good. Not to far forward not to much upright. I than rode a 2014 Remdey 650B in a 19.5 ( I know way different bike) but the bike felt clumsy again to me. I also found A LOT of people are going of ETT instead of Frame size. I have read people being 5'10" with a 32" Inseam ride a 21" bike and love it. and people 5'11" with a 34" inseam wide a 17.5 or 18.5 and love them.

    hope that helps a little.
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    Today I've demo'ed (only street riding though-but I found small jump and stairs ) 2014 Trek session 88 Medium, to be honest, I find it very different as in compare to my 19.5" Slash 2012.

    When I stand on the pedals, I felt too upfront due to short toptube-reach.My head was almost in same position as front wheel.
    And while pedalling or turning, my knees hit the fork upper stanchions even I wasn't wearing knee pads yet.
    But when I lean really backwards, it felt ok. Especially on that small jump and stairs, bike felt much flickable.

    Other words in compare to my Slash, I couldn't handle to bring front wheel up, it felt so heavy.
    Unfortunately, shop didn't have the Large size to try...
    2012 Trek Slash 9
    2012 Trek Session 9.9

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