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    Any tall guys ride M/L sized freeride/light dh frames?

    I have a 2005 Norco Atomik size M/L and I am 6'4". Before I build it up I was curious if I would even fit the frame? The Norco site doesn't offer much in the way of Geo info for these older frames. Thanks.

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    You need an XL, or XXL frame. You're not even sort of close to fitting a large, much less a m/l.

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    I'm 6'4" and any bike I've ever had was XL (Trek, Kona, Santacruz, GT, etc)...if you're thinking a size M/L will be OK you're gonna be disappointed.
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    Im 6‘4“ also and I’ve been riding an 18“ (M I suppose) Rocky Mountain for the past ten years.
    Before this, I had a Cove, 19.5“, which felt like a bus.
    The worst bike in that regard was my old Zaskar LE twenty years ago: measured „normally“, so I received a 20“ frame. Then, as normal back in those days, I had a 150mm stem... never got rid of the back pain while riding

    Best thing would be to test ride one. But I like a playful bike and this geometry here fits me very nicely. Perfectly fine for a lot of climbing also.

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    Im only 5'7, and my frame is 18 inch. I have a lot of seat post sticking out. I could even go up a size. If I had a couple inches more inseam length, id be at the minimum insertion line.

    Dont your knees hit your hands? Im having trouble picturing how someone so tall could ride a bike so tiny.

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    You need a bigger bike. Most XL bikes will be on the small side at 6'4".
    Making shit harder than it needs to be isn't awesome, it's just...harder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by One Pivot View Post
    Dont your knees hit your hands? Im having trouble picturing how someone so tall could ride a bike so tiny.
    Not seated, no. Standing up, yes that could happen. But then my XC bike has always been better for this pet of climbing.

    And yes, of course I use a lot of seat post also. And a wide handlebar.

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