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    Considering XXL Czar Anyone?

    I have been demoing 29r's and like the longer tt shorter stem combo. Anyone thinking of ordering the XXL Czar that typically goes with XL to get a longer tt?

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    I like the idea of the XXL's longer top tube, but the taller head tube would give me handlebar height problems. I'm ALL torso, with little kid-sized legs.

    All in all, the XL is damn near perfectly sized for me, especially since I'm old enough and stubborn enough to prefer the way a bike handles with a 100 or 110 stem.

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    Sounds like the XL is the size for you - if it feels right that counts for a lot. I have been demoing bikes with longer tt's and it's hard to go back to my shorter tt'd Turners. Doesn't seem like there is much interest in the XXL and all manufactures make frame sizing calls.

    What fork length are you using?

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    Quote Originally Posted by etanc View Post
    What fork length are you using?
    Mostly the 120. I like the stiffer chassis, extra travel, and high-speed handling aspects it offers. The only significant downside at all is the extra 5 ounces of weight, which is a very worthwhile tradeoff IMO, although the bike does have a lighter, snappier feel with the 100.

    No free lunch, but the 120 is on my Czar most of the time, and the 100 never stays long when it actually does get a turn.
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    Kosmo, any inside scoop on XL and XXL availability ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Surfdog93 View Post
    Kosmo, any inside scoop on XL and XXL availability ?
    Nope, I have nothing to offer in terms of availability.

    Maybe DT will chime in when he knows something for sure.
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    Good to know a 120 works well, that would be my choice and I haven't tried using a 120mm fork on a frame designed for 100mm. Now the dilemma of picking a frame though a great problem to have!

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    If I remember correctly DT said the next shipment of XL's will all go toward back-orders. It doesn't sound like they are keeping ahead of the wave but that's a good problem to have!

    Bad news for the XXL - so far just not enough interest so none on order and hence this post. Just not enough taller riders that are going for the longer tt.

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