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    How big is too big?

    I went out on a whim and ordered a bike online... lol ya i know and i was advised by another biker to do so!
    (You cant choose your brother)

    Anyway this thing is huge! (XL 56cm) I wanted and knew it was going to be bigger. I was thinking longer from seat to bars but since the top bar is angled i wasnt thinking about it figuring i had plenty of room. I can still stand on it, feet on the ground without touching top of frame. The reason i wanted it bigger is because i wanted more room for casual pavement riding and some light trail.
    Im 6 2".

    Anyone ride a larger bike for pavement / occasional light trail?
    Riding that for now because im just starting out and 40.

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    Nowadays, a single size category or number in isolation isn't sufficient to judge how a bike might fit as there's quite a bit of variation between manufacturers, what that number specifically means, and how it might relate to other dimensions ("geometry") of the bike. I'm 5'9 and my road bikes are 54-56cm, one of my mtbs is a 18.5" (47cm) and the other is a size medium. If you gave the make, model and year of the bike, it should be possible to find the geo numbers somewhere on-line which will make it possible to comment constructively on the size. Posting a link or a geo chart would be best.

    I would say it's probably too big if you can't stand over it.
    Do the math.

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    I can stand over it.
    Bulls copperhead supreme 29er XL (from Germany)

    Not sure where i would find its chart

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    XL is probably the right size for your height. I am 6'1" and fit most XL better then a Large.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LargeMan View Post
    XL is probably the right size for your height. I am 6'1" and fit most XL better then a Large.
    This XL is 22 inches. What size is yours?

    I felt a little cramped on a large 19" is part of the reason i went up.
    Im about to put a old school bmx frame pad on lol.
    Honestly i was just getting some feed back... i havent even rode it yet but just standing i felt like i might have gone to far this time

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    Quote Originally Posted by saltysteve View Post
    This XL is 22 inches. What size is yours?

    I felt a little cramped on a large 19" is part of the reason i went up.
    Im about to put a old school bmx frame pad on lol.
    Honestly i was just getting some feed back... i havent even rode it yet but just standing i felt like i might have gone to far this time

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    The two I have now are 21". But the reach is a better number to determine fit then the standover IMO.

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    Get a shorter stem (20mm) and bars with more sweep and rise to reduce the reach and it'll probably make you happier.
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    https://www.bullsbikesusa.com/sitemap.php

    I'd say check here for the geometry of your specific model, but when I try to choose any of the "Copperhead Supreme 29+-) models it says "product not found". You can find the Copperhead Plus underneath the hardtail section.

    For sizing, as Lone Rager said, it is hard to "stick" to one size bike as they are all different. I've got a 57cm roadie, a 54cm roadie, my Jones Plus kinda has its own geo, I've had and loved both L&XL surly pugsleys, my 88 Klein is a 20, but I fit a 22" first gen Soma Groove perfectly as well. I'm 5'11" with 33" inseam.

    I imagine a few small adjustments to the cockpit and some more ride time will have you feeling perfect on that.
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