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    size for my trek fuel ex

    I am a novice rider and going to buy a fuel ex. I am 5"10/5'11, with a 32 inch inseam. this puts me right between sizes 18.5 and 19.5. I feel like a bigger bike might give me more BB clearance, but a smaller frame might be easy for me to ride as I improve my skills...thoughts???

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    According to Trek's geometry table, there's no diff in BB height between the 18.5 and 19.5. Is that your pants inseam or bike inseam? If it's bike, then definitely the 19.5. If it's pants, the 18.5 could work, though I'd still recommend a 19.5.
    Do the math.

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    Thanks, 32 is pants. So sounds like coukd go either way

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    18.5 has 450mm reach for a 2017. That's a lot and should put you on that size, ime being almost the same size.
    You can test ride any version for size. You can also get the service guys to swap a stem for another length. They have a box of old ones in the back. It's a couple minute job.

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