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  1. #1
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    2018 Smuggler sizing

    Sat and rode a large in the parking lot today. Very surprised that it did not feel as big as I had thought given the GEO. Got me thinking maybe an XL makes more sense---but the shop did not have an XL

    Currently on a Pivot 429T in a large and it fits great climbing but the slack seat tube and short reach always makes me feel the bike is short when i stand----like it wants to pitch me over the bars if given the chance. This ruins confidence.

    SO I want to make sure I do not get the wrong size.

    Complicating all this are my measurements
    Height 6 foot---nothing odd
    Inseam 34.4---so pretty long
    Arms 34----but they seem to have little affect on fit.

    Thoughts??? Will be hard to demo these for some time to come.

  2. #2
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    It won't feel significantly longer while seated as the TT numbers between bikes are virtually identical; however, the reach is nearly 5cm longer, so it will feel much different when going downhill... and you shouldn't get that over the bar feeling.

    Based on your height, large is your size especially when thinking the geo is based around a 40mm stem... but only you can decide on a size... remember the wheelbase is going to be nearly 6cm longer fpr the L and nearly 9cm for an XL.

  3. #3
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    Transition responded and they recommend the large---also feeling the XL has too much reach----

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