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    HD5 sizing help?

    Looking for some sizing input on the new HD5. I'm 5-8 (173cm) and ride a Medium in every bike brand I've ever bought, including my current Ripmo. However, a buddy had the original HD3 and Mojo 3 in Large and they fit great. The Mediums were too short/tight in the cockpit.

    Anyway, I'm looking to demo the HD5 and the shop is telling me I may prefer a large with a short stem? I do know that I had to put a 50mm stem on my Ripmo to make a Medium work though the Large was just too big period.

    Anybody about my height on a new HD5 that cares to weigh in with their input/opinion? Thanks in advance.
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    Iím a little taller than you at 5-8 3/4. I ride a med HD5 and it feels roomier than the med Ripmo I rode last year. I run both w a 40mm stem. When I first rode the Ripmo I felt the cockpit was too short and I was more upright on the bike, but it rode so well and cornered great. Within a week it felt normal. Jumped back on the Ripmo after 2 mons on the HD5 still feels a little shorter but the main diff was how twitchy the front end felt for the first 10 min, after than it felt great. My take for all round riding go w the med.

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    Thanks, pretty much agree with the Ripmo comments....felt a smidgen tight at first but it went away. I was really happy on the Ripmo when "hauling the mail" but then things got tight and squirrely, I missed having a playful 27.5 to dive into the tight corners and throw the back end around.
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    Love my HD4...went with that over the Ripmo.

    I'm on a Large but would goto a Med HD5. 5'9"

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