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    2018 Capra 27 sizing

    Iím 6í, 33.5 measured inseam. Stuck on L vs XL decision.

    Mostly ride the steep stuff in California, mostly shuttles.
    Will be taking it to Whistler too.

    Iím confused on the new long geo with modern bikes. Always thought I was a solid L size, though I did have a medium TR450 for downhill (lift access only) when I lived back east.



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    Always go for the bigger frame, because it is easier to make a bigger frame smaller, than making a smaller frame bigger.

    Your height is the same as mine.
    I ride an Jeffsy 27 in XL which is almost perfect.
    On the Capra I could even go for an XXL.

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    Thanks, Iím leaning toward L, as I think the bike will already be pretty long and heavyish. The XL has the additional CS length also, I believe.
    I used to say I like long bikes, but now it seems all of em are long!

    Iím trying to find out if I can visit YT office and sit on both sizes.

    As long as I can comfortably climb seated and stand and hammer occasionally, it isnít too small in my book...
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    I'm 5'8" and the size L fits me perfectly. I would be looking at a size XL if I was 6'. They also cut the fork steerers pretty short from the factory, so you'd be stuck with a kinda low stack if you go for a size L and there'd be nothing you could do about it.
    Shorter seat tubes, taller droppers.
    Shorter chainstays, taller stacks.
    Shorter stems, taller BB's.

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    I'm 6'1", 34" inseam
    The dimensions of my XL Capra are almost identical to my other bike, sized L. I feel comfortable on the bike, not stretching for anything.

    But, I have a +3" wingspan, so that may affect why the XL is comfortable to me, too.
    - Trek Full Stache 8
    - YT Capra AL 27
    - Cannondale Trail SL2

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