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    Quote Originally Posted by wlcrook
    I'm looking to buy a 29er, probably intense tracer. At 6 foot with longer arms and legs than torso, I'm right between a medium and a large.

    With 29ers being "bigger" bikes, are you guys more likely to size down on a 29er than a 26er?

    Thanks for the help
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    Shiggy, let the myths continue being myths.......

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    I'm a long time Intense rider and also have proportionately long arms and legs. At 5' 10" I ride a medium. If I was any taller I'd get a large. According to the Intense Specs. the large T29 is meant for a rider of 5'10" to 6'4". You are reasonably into the large side of the spectrum. If I was you I'd get a large.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dru
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    The best course is visit your local bike shops and try a few 29ers.

    Sit on them, ride them, and be sure to note the tube measurements and angles of the bikes you like and don't like. This way, you'll know from first hand experience what feels best.

    Some bikes feature prohibitive standover or abnormal top tube length. Some bikes feature poor fork crown clearance with respect to the down tube. Often, this is brand-specific, not 29er specific.

    If you end up purchasing from a manufacturer that isn't common in your area or rarely sells via dealers, you can compare its geometry/size selections to bikes you've experienced and the tube lengths that you recorded.

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