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    What size Trek Fuel EX 7 for someone 192 cm (6 ft 3)

    Hi I live in Thailand and the only way I can get my hands on a Trek Fuel EX 7 is to order one. That leaves me in a conundrum as I cannot try out a bike at my local MTB shop and according to Trek's sizing chart I am either at the far end of a 19.5 inch or the beginning of a 21.5 inch. I am too knew to the sport to honestly say I have a 'riding style' so I was kind of hoping that there is anyone my height who has had to make a similar choice so that I can learn from their experience? By the way, I weigh 91 KG (205 LB) and have reasonably long legs in proportion to my overall height

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    34" inseam, 6'3", 200bs. I was very close to buying a 2011 ex8 that was a 19.5"...test rode it a few times and it fit well enough. At most I may have needed a slightly longer stem, but it felt pretty good. I would rather go with the smaller bike and play with the ergos to make it fit than go too big on the frame, especially if you are getting into aggressive terrain.

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    I purchased an EX7 yesterday 21.5 inch. I am 6'3, 210lbs, 34 waist. The bike fits me very well. I found that the 19.5 inch was a tad too small - causing my knees to almost hit my arms persay.

    I am pretty proportional as well. I'm also 23 years old so flexibilty is more on my size. The bike is definitely a big frame, but as I said, it fits well and I feel comfortable on it.

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    Thank you so much for your feedback, it seems that it really just depends on your personal preferences which kind of confirms what I have read everywhere else. It does mean that I am still stuck as I cannot actually try this bike here in Thailand without ordering one! :-)

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    I'm 6'2", 32" inseam and have been riding a 21.5" Ex7 for a year now, love it!

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