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    Salsa Spearfish sizing?

    I am roughly 5'10" with a 32" inseam. None of my local shops have the spearfish in stock so I would be ordering one just based on the number. I am torn between the med and large but more leaning twords the med. I will be doing a mix of xc racing and trail riding.

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    I am 5'8" with a 31 inseam and I decided a medium fit me well. I am in your same boat as I was trying to decide on a med vs small. My local shop had a medium and I was able to set it up very close to my medium rocky mountain element.

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    5'10" 32 inseam as well. Tested a size large and it fit me perfectly.

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    Same size here (5' 10", 32 inseam). You could ride either size, really. I have longer limbs than normal, but I ride a size medium because I like a smaller/tighter cockpit and bike. My friend has a large Spearfish and I can easily ride it as well. So, really personal preference!

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    Re: Salsa Spearfish sizing?

    5'9" and 30". Have a medium 2013. At times I wish it was a large, however, overall Tue medium fits well.

    I.e., you should get the large.

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    5'10", 33ish PBH inseam (30-32 jeans inseam). I have owned BOTH medium and large 2013 Spearfish. Both were comfortable although medium felt slightly cramped and large feels slightly large. I am not a very technical rider and wanted to do bikepacking so kept the large. Pretty happy with my decision although both could would work well.

    Bottom line is you are right in between so buy what you think you would prefer, or whatever is available.

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    I'm 5'6" with at 29" ish inseam and ride small Spearfish. Do you know your reach preference? As stock stem length is where the bike is optimized for the mythical rider:-)?

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    so at 6'6"....will the 22" XL work or still be too small? no dealers around here at all.

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    Just to throw in my 2 cents.
    I don't actually own one but I went to a Salsa demo last month, wasn't just a small spin, got to ride the bike for a solid 2 hours, I am about 5'9" with a 31 inseam and the Medium was perfect, almost felt like a custom bike .

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    Salsa Spearfish sizing?

    No clydes on these?

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    Just a note, without looking at the actual ETT or reach measurements, I can tell you that the first gen 2011-13 models and new gen 2014-15 models fit differently. I just recently upgraded to the new gen and it definitely feels more compact (at least at the medium size). We all know the rear is shorter, but the reach feels shorter as well. Both mediums still fit me, but I was more stretched out on the first gen. I'm 5'8.5" and have a 30.5 inseam.

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    Well, I just bought a 14 XL. I'll let you guys know how it feels for us real big boys.

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