Sizing Horsethief frame (6'2")-
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    Sizing Horsethief frame (6'2")

    I'm trying to figure out if I should order a L or XL 2014 Horsethief frame. From my first "MTB" comfort bike to 2006 Giant XtC to my current 29er (GT Karakoram), I've always ridden a Large, but that's been for stand over height on HT frames.

    My neighbor bought the same Karakoram that I currently ride in XL, and it feels great to ride, but it's not what I'd want to be riding when things get sketchy and I try to put both feet down.

    I've heard the 2014 Horsethief runs a little small, and that I might want to consider an XL. There's no local dealer I can go to that's stocking either, so I'm looking for advice from people who might have a better idea of what frame will fit me best.

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    Ive been riding XLs for years as I was 6'4". I was in an accident almost 2 years ago and lost 2" down to 6'2" now, but I still ride XLs. All of the fitting numbers say L, but when Im riding, even the people that say L according to those numbers, agree that the XLs fit me better, so it depends on more than height. XL Salsa Fargo, XL Surly Karate Monkey

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    I'm 6'2", 210# and ride a 2014 HT1 XL. I test rode different size HT's and Spearfish's last fall before making my decision and the XL was definitely the way to go for me.

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    6'3" 185# riding an XL Horsethief 1. I need to get a seatpost with some offset (20-25mm) to get my knees in the right place since I have the seat jammed all the way back and I'm still not quite there. Then will probably go for a shorter stem than the 90mm it came with. I'm glad I got the XL.

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    I'm 6'7" with long legs (39" inseam I think). I'd love a Horsethief but I think the 2014s might be too small for me. Anybody near my height have an opinion on that?

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    Those riders at my height, 5' 8.5, what sizes did you choose? Has it been a good decision?

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