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    Frame Size Help

    I also posted this in the Ibis section, but figured it would get more replies here.

    I'm in the market for a 29er. I'm just shy of 6' tall with a 32" inseam. I currently ride a Large Mojo 3.

    I demoed a Large Ripley LS and a Large Yeti sb4.5. I liked the way the Ripley handled the trails better than the Yeti, but the Yeti was more comfortable. I felt cramped on the Ripley. That said, looking at the geometry of the two bikes, the XL Ripley seems to be a closer match to the L Yeti.

    Here are the geometry specs:

    Is there something I am overlooking by choosing an XL Ripley over a L? Would I be better served on a L Ripley with a longer stem?

    Any and all input/opinions is greatly appreciated.

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    I would pick the frame with the closest reach to what you want, if fitting is you main concern. the other measurements will tell you lots about how the bike handles, but as far as where you feet and hands end up, reach is most important.

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    For two bikes with the same reach measurement, the one with the higher stack has more real reach.
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