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    Any tall guys riding a Fantom DS

    I have a friend who is looking for a bike, but he's about 6' 2". The large Fantom DS seems to have a short effective top tube (584mm I think). I was thinking he might be okay on one with a 130mm stem. Are any tall guys comfortably riding one of these?
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    I can't help you specifically with the DS, but the Fantoms (and maybe the others) tend to be a bit short on the top tube. I have a HT comp and the TT is 23.25" for the large. The XL adds another 0.25" but increases the standover by 2.25".
    Frankly, I've never been truly comfy on the large and the XL standover was just too high to bear. Moto's seem to be designed for the 6' and under group. Given that I'm 6'3", I'd recommend your 6'2" friend look elsewhere for a bike/frame as the L/52cm DS frame is really short in length and probably prone to plenty of OTB action.
    Last edited by Lule; 06-30-2011 at 12:18 PM.

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