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    Yeti Big Top

    Is there a sizing chart for this frame? I'm 6'2'', and need to know if a large or x-large is the right size. Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elfbkr50 View Post
    Is there a sizing chart for this frame? I'm 6'2'', and need to know if a large or x-large is the right size. Thanks.
    According to the chart at Yeticycles.com you are at the upper limit of the large size.
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    May be worth trying to get a demo ride on the L and XL sizes to see what fits you best.

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    I'm 6'2" and ride large Yeti's including the BT, they fit me perfect, longish arms and a 30.5" saddle height with a straight post.

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    Large it is

    I have one other question. I'm 220 + with gear on and moved to a 36 Float on my FS bike because I was thrashing the 32 Vanilla. Would it be necessary to move to a 34 (there is one right?) Fox on a big top? Thanks.
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    Also curious

    about the wheelset
    DT SWISS 350/XR400

    That comes with the build of this bike. I'm 220, and ride like I'm 220. Will these wheels hold up, or should I swap them with something stronger like a Stans Flo, or Arch?

    Thanks for any advice.
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    I would go Flow at your size...contact Red Barn Bikes, I had a set of white Arches on gold Pro IIs set up tubless with 15 mm and 142x12 (which I would recommend for a person of your stature) built, for $525 shipped. It takes a bit of time, but worth it. I would expect something similar for your custom build...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elfbkr50 View Post
    about the wheelset
    DT SWISS 350/XR400

    That comes with the build of this bike. I'm 220, and ride like I'm 220. Will these wheels hold up, or should I swap them with something stronger like a Stans Flo, or Arch?

    Thanks for any advice.
    I'm 230 and have had no problems with the DT set.
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    Cool

    Thanks. White flows on the new Big Top would look cool. Maybe it will make me ride faster too.
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    EDIT: Deleted, wrong thread.
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    BT, Niner Air 9 or SC Highball????

    I am considering these three bikes, any opinions????

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    Depends

    I tried an Niner Air 9, and it was a little flexy for me. I'm a big dude though. Sort of, 220 and not easy on bikes. I'm picking up the Big Top because it is so laterally stiff and sturdy.
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    I am 275 so I'll need some stiffness as well....just trying to make the right choice. I need to head out and take some demo rides.

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    Been riding a large since the beginning of the year in CO and love it. I'm 6', 175lbs and its the perfect size. No problems with their base build.

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    Why is there no small frame size...

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    Quote Originally Posted by kendal View Post
    I'm 230 and have had no problems with the DT set.
    At 6' 3" and about 225, I have also had no issues with the DT set. I have the 15mm Fox QR in front and DT 12x142 in the rear, so that probably helps.

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    I did it

    I bought a large, XT build, and had Flos built for the wheelset. We are short on dirt in Alaska, but the ride I went on along the ocean bluff tonight was enough to keep me up all night tonight. I can't wait to get this bike out on some long days. I'll throw a picture up on the other thread.
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