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    Sizing Question

    After demoing several bikes (Titus RX, Yeti AS-R, Specialized Epic, and Flux) I have decided to go with the Flux. It rides and fits me better than any of the others.

    The question I have is I am 6'-0" 170lbs with slightly more legs than torso (a sucky size to be) and cannot tell if the Medium or Large is a better fit. I have ridden them both and it's too close to tell. The small has a slightly smaller top tube than I would like and the large is a tad big feeling. I am leaning towards the Medium since I like a slightly smaller fit but don't want to sacrafice comfort on epic rides. I want to get opinions from those who have been riding their med and large Fluxes for a while you are approximately my size. I am afraid that on a large the front wheel may lift off the ground on really technical rocky climbs here in Colorado if I can't get enought weight over the front wheel. Am I insane for leaning towards a medium? Anyone 6 foot even and riding a Medium?

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    hard sayin not seein but id lean towards a large with a shorter stem. not sure if a med would fit anyone much over 5' 10" according to the turner specs and my own opinion. even with a short torso a med would be pretty dern short for a guy yer size. might be cool to try the large again with 20mm knocked off the cockpit.
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    LARGE. no question.

    as Jethro's Sour Mash said,

    5'10" is about the tallest you'd want to be on a Medium. I'm 5'10" on a Medium 6-Pack and 5-Spot. If I were 6 feet tall, no doubt I'd ride a Large. I can't imagine riding a Medium, at 6' tall.

    fit yourself with a shorter-than-expected stem. my guess is that if you're looking at a Flux, you're an XC oriented rider and are used to stems of 110-120mm.

    you'd be surprised how well a 70, 80 or 90mm stem can work, even climbing.

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    As the large-nosed character from Sesame Street said above, large, no question.
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    Yep, same opinion here. I went from a med to a large Spot and like it alot better. I have a 100mm stem on it and I think it climbs better. I'm 5'10" and the med just felt to short in the cockpit. It handles downhill better too. It is a bit less snappy but the med felt maxed out sometimes at speed over sketchy/chunky terrain. There is quite a difference, I had the med for about 8 months.

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    go large

    Quote Originally Posted by TrailBuzzd
    Yep, same opinion here. I went from a med to a large Spot and like it alot better. I have a 100mm stem on it and I think it climbs better. I'm 5'10" and the med just felt to short in the cockpit. It handles downhill better too. It is a bit less snappy but the med felt maxed out sometimes at speed over sketchy/chunky terrain. There is quite a difference, I had the med for about 8 months.

    Same here, Im 5'10.5'' and felt too cramped on my medium spot. Tried a large recently and found the fit perfect for me and felt less twitchy on the downhills.
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    i too had the same problem, i am 6 feet tall, with long legs and smaller torso. Went with the large and i dont regret that decision. expect that i use a 90mm stem.

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    I'm 5'10 and can't see anyone taller than me in any dimension (even disproportionment) using the medium.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kosmo
    As the large-nosed character from Sesame Street said above, large, no question.
    You mean the Muppet Show?


    Back on topic:
    The Flux does have a longer top tube than some of the other Turner frames. However, I would agree, Large with a 100mm stem. But how can you say it fits better than anything else when you can't even decide which size to get? Just curious.
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    I'm new to the mtbr forums, so please excuse me for butting in. But, I too have a sizing question.

    I'm planning on getting a Flux. I don't know if an XL or L is better for a guy my size. Here are my dimensions:

    6'2"-6'3"
    185 lbs
    33" inseam
    35" arm

    So, what do you think?

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    Long legged freaks unite!

    Quote Originally Posted by caudex333
    The question I have is I am 6'-0" 170lbs with slightly more legs than torso (a sucky size to be) and cannot tell if the Medium or Large is a better fit.!
    As everyone else has said, you should go with the large. I'm 6'-0", 165 lbs, with freakishly long legs ---- 35-1/4" crotch-to-floor inseam. I got a large Flux last year, with a 110 mm stem and low-rise bars. I was new to mtb (I'm an old roadie), and I did have problems keeping the front wheel down on some of the steeps here on the Front Range. But that problem has pretty much disappeared as I learned balance, position, and technique.

    The L Flux does have a relatively short seat tube. I had to go with the 410 mm seat post --- the 330 mm Thomson was only in about 2-1/2 to 3", which is a bit less than the recommended insertion.

    The Flux is an awesome bike. Enjoy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by redenduro_in_cali
    I'm new to the mtbr forums, so please excuse me for butting in. But, I too have a sizing question.

    I'm planning on getting a Flux. I don't know if an XL or L is better for a guy my size. Here are my dimensions:

    6'2"-6'3"
    185 lbs
    33" inseam
    35" arm

    So, what do you think?
    I am 6'2" with a 34 inseam and 35"(ish) arms. I own a Spot and had a Burner, both XL. I have been on a L Burner and a L Spot before and felt they were just too small for me. I haven't ridden a Flux but based on what I've seen you want an XL. Probably a 100mm stem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RedRocker
    I am 6'2" with a 34 inseam and 35"(ish) arms. I own a Spot and had a Burner, both XL. I have been on a L Burner and a L Spot before and felt they were just too small for me. I haven't ridden a Flux but based on what I've seen you want an XL. Probably a 100mm stem.
    Thanks for the feedback, RedRocker. I also confirmed this with the Turner folks.

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    They're helpful folks! Glad you got the info you were looking for.
    Welcome to Homerville. Just don't take everything here that seems to be an opinion personally. It's mostly just a bunch of well-meaning folks with great brand-loyalty who love riding.
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    I tried out the XL and the L flux. The L seems too cramped in the cockpit. However, I'm concerned about the standover height on the XL. Should I be?

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    Hey everyone, I recently bought a Turner Burner in small. The reason for that is that a while ago Supergo had a closeout and the prices were too good to pass up. Im 5'8", and the only sizes they had left were large and small. I checked in with other supergos but sadly no medium. I was wondering what size stem I should get? Also, how much would I have to slide the seat back? Thanks a bunch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redenduro_in_cali
    I tried out the XL and the L flux. The L seems too cramped in the cockpit. However, I'm concerned about the standover height on the XL. Should I be?
    I have yet to damage my boys on the XL Burner or Spot. And hope not to...
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