If you are 6ft 4 inches tall what Full Suspension Bike Do you ride?
have an XL framed HT for family rides and commuting.
I would like a full sus bike for my local trail centre. I have test rode a few but im curious to see if others who are also as tall think the same? yes I do believe XL frame is the one for me. When I was looking for my hardtail the only bike I liked geometry wise was a 29er specialized. it suited my riding position and felt comfortable.
I totally understand that people have and prefer different riding positions. im just comparing to see if different manufacturers mostly suit a certain person because of there height.Posted 3 years agotwistedpencilSubscriber
Large Nicolai AC 29er here, fits me really well. Spent a decade on a 20″ Orange Sub Five, which now feels small 🙂
All I can say is each manufacturer sizes bikes differently, try as many as you can and get the one that fits best. Having said that my bike shop measured me up for the Nicolai prior to pushing the order button.Posted 3 years agofervouredimageMember
It’s hard because the difference in size with each manufacturer can be so great. I’m 6’3 and normally just automatically opt for XL, but i’ve been caught out a couple of times unfortunately when i’ve bought without test fitting/riding. My Spesh Camber was an XL and it was enormous, waaay too big. The only sure way to get the sizing right is to try them out, which can often be really difficult to organise.Posted 3 years agoichiMember
6’4″ and I ride a large 19″ Alpine. Had a nerve am XL 22″ before that and a 20″ Cube Reaction before that .
After my Nerve I realised I really don’t want another XL frame. My Alpine fits me very nicely, im comfortable on it and after a few months with it I feel at home, can ride it well and it’s never caused me any discomfort in any area. That’s the real test IMO, does it cause you any pain or numbness or does it affect your abilities negatively in the mid to long term? If the answer is no then you’ve got a bike you can use.
Of course this is no use when buying a bike as you only get a short test ride, but I wouldn’t automatically assume you need an XL just because you are 6′ 4″ .Posted 3 years ago
mattrgee – Member
6’2″ with a large Stumperjumper 26er. The stumpy frames are pretty long and the fit is perfect for me.
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think im into the XL bracket with this bike but I know what you mean by long. that’s why I ended up with a carve HT. fits me lovely.Posted 3 years agoMSPSubscriber
It is all very personal though, I have a pretty good idea of the TT & ST lengths I want, currently building up a 29er hardtail, and looking at the canyons really wanted the ST off the large and TT off the xl. So ended up going for a santa cruz highball with was much more suited to the dimensions I wanted. For a full sus however I would have gone for a large nerve.Posted 3 years ago
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