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    chosing correct size of rune XL or L?

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    186 cm tall, 90 inseam
    Previous bike: reach 447 with 60 mm stem.
    How it felt? Damn short, in all aspects, berms, turns, jumps, drops, just felt bad overall, if i shortened the stem to 40mm i couldnt pedal on it without hitting the bars.
    The sizing chart and one of resellers says that XL will be to long for me but i want to ride with 35-40mm stem, thus a XL will be like just few mm longer than my previous bike while size L will have pretty much the same size as my bike, and thats not what i want.
    So, chosing XL is good choice?

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    I'm also around 186cm tall. But, I've got a much shorter inseam than you. I ride a size L but, if my legs were as long as yours I'd have gone for an XL.

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    And whats ur inseam and current cockpit setup?

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    Inseam is around 31" and I'm running a Renthal apex (40mm) with a FatBar Carbon (uncut at 780mm, 20mm rise).

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    XL makes sense to me, with your very long inseam and short stem set-up.

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    188cm tall 89 inseam on xl spitfire for the first time and I'm never gonna buy a shorter frame again.
    Stem 50mm handlebar 780

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    I'm about the same, got a L frame. Not bad, but would buy an XL next time.

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    OP, only you know how your old bike felt, if it felt about 10mm too short in the Reach with the 60mm stem, then the XL Rune with 40mm stem should be about perfect with a 760-785mm wide bar IMHO.

    I'm just a tad shorter than you in both height and inseam, 6'2.25" tall, 35.25" inseam and currently on a Large Phantom with 450mm Reach on a 70mm stem and 785mm bar, riding XC-Trail. Overall cockpit setup is pretty good, but could prob use a 75-80mm stem and be a bit more comfy, so my ideal Reach for what I consider Trail would be about 475-480mm with a 50mm stem/785mm bar. I also run a setback post because the 74-75* STA is too steep for me to get where I like relative to the BB, which is about 2cm behind KOPS, so if you like to pedal more over the BB, then definitely think go for the XL.

    When funds allow will be moving to the new Phantom frame, but this time going to XL and try a 40-50mm/785mm set.
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