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    New question here. Giant Trance 3 2018 L or XL?

    Hi guys,

    According Giant's sizing chart I am stuck between L and XL. My height is 6'2 (188cm), inseam 34 (88cm).

    Thinking about L size. If I'll take XL, I am afraid about dropper post functionality, may be I'll loss full benefit of dropper, because moving distance of saddle will be shorter, in case if I want to drop saddle sufficiently for downhill.

    May be my consideration about dropper sounds stupid, forgive me, I am beginner, I rode single crank, single speed bike long time ago, in my childhood.

    Any advice is appreciated.

    Forgot to mention, I am skinny, my weight is about 160Lbs (73Kg), if it matters.

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    I've the same 88cm inseam but only 180cm height. The seattube on the XL frame will be too long, the L frame enables you to run a 175mm dropper post but is probably too short (unless you've very short arms).

    Since neither frame size really fits I would just look somewhere else. Many new frame designs feature short seattubes to give enough clearance for 175-200mm dropper posts, if Giant continues to spec a 480mm long seattube on the L frame for the new 2020 Trance next year I'll have to change brand too.

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