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  • jacob46
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    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.

    mrben100
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    Trek fuel ex8 XL – 26″
    Large c456 – 26″

    Edit: ninja edit

    Premier Icon twistedpencil
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    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.

    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.

    Premier Icon el_boufador
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    I’m 6’3″, odd shape with long legs and arms but short torso, so I tend to ride small frames to rein the reach in.
    I rid a large (19.5 inch) 2006 vintage Turner 5 spot. It’s looking a bit tired nowadays though!

    b r
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    I’m only 6’2″ but have long legs and recently had a ride on a (taller) riding buddys’ Cube carbon Stereo 27.5. Rode really well and worth a demo.

    LoCo
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    21.5 trek remedy for fs at 6’3″

    ichi
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    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″ .

    Premier Icon crazybaboon
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    Salsa Horsethief in XL , 22 inch
    I’ve got long legs so a lot of seatpost out and I need a lot of stem spacers and risers!
    No way would I fit anything smaller, but anything bigger gets too long, even though I could do with the longer seat and head tubes.

    TooTall
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    I’m 6’7″ with a 23″ Turner Sultan, their XXL Sasquatch size. The XL would be about right for you.

    ali69er
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    Fuel Ex8 19.5

    I am 6’2 and right on the cusp of L/XL

    Opted for a smaller frame, some XL frames felt like a gate

    Marmoset
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    Just over 6″2″ and riding XL Rocky Mountains, around 20.5″ I think.

    Premier Icon coolhandluke
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    Only 6ft 1″ but long legs, short body, on a large Blur. Perfect for me as they are relatively short compared to other brands.

    My large Enduro was too long for me

    Premier Icon rOcKeTdOg
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    XL SC heckler

    jacob46
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    Pretty varied results so far. A couple of treks and no stumpjumpers FSR’S. Got a demo day next week and week after and will be trying XL in cube Stereo & stumpy FSr.

    Premier Icon bigdean
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    I’ve a 22″ turner 5 spot and 21″ inbread and scandal (both 29ers).
    I did have a 20″ inbread but just felt small with stupid amounts of seatpost stcking out.

    Premier Icon boxelder
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    XXL Tallboy

    Premier Icon mattbee
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    At 6’2″ my Large Transition Bandit is a perfect fit but I reckon I’m at the upper limit as I quite like a short top tube.

    ekul
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    XL Norco sight for me at 6’4″. Really comfy bike. A vast improvement on the XS Norco i had before!

    jacob46
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    Mattbee
    Beautiful bike and good spec. Where you purchase from mate ?

    Nezbo
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    I find 20″/19.5″ is right perfect to me on 26er or 29er and I am 6’4″. Anything bigger just felt too big.

    Premier Icon maccruiskeen
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    6’6″

    Previously rode a XL Titus Racer X, now have a XL Banshee Prime.

    hora
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    Im only a short un- 6ft2 18″ 08Patriot 😀

    6 6? Are you black and play professional basket ball? 😆

    timdb
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    6’4″ – XL Tallboy. First bike I’ve ridden in years that really feels like it ‘fits’ properly.

    mattrgee
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    6’2″ with a large Stumperjumper 26er. The stumpy frames are pretty long and the fit is perfect for me.

    jacob46
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    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.

    Premier Icon maccruiskeen
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    6 6? Are you black and play professional basket ball?

    yes and yes

    IA
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    6’4″ salsa horsethief in XL

    Premier Icon whippersnapper
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    6’4″ – XL Tallboy. First bike I’ve ridden in years that really feels like it ‘fits’ properly.

    Exactly this, except for LT after the Tallboy

    hexhamstu
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    6’4″ Large Covert, but it feels too short on long climbs…..

    j40aja
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    6’4″ and I ride an XL Canyon Nerve XC8.0.

    CaptainSlow
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    Turner xl would prob be a good fit for you – I’m riding a flux in that size and it’s perfect.

    6’4″ – ride a 22″ Kona tanuki… I have come to the conclusion however that its too big…

    my next bike will have more stand-over and shorter reach

    Premier Icon MSP
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    Canyon nerve xl, I am 6’2″ and found the xl just a tad too big for me, so would probably fit you nicely.

    Premier Icon GHill
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    6’4″ and on a Trek Fuel Ex 8 (the 26″ version). Feels spot on with a 70 mm stem for me.

    I also have a L Cotic BFe, it’s too small but a lot of fun.

    warns74
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    6’4″ also and XL stumpy fsr 29er.
    In the flesh it is enormous but doesn’t feel like it when you’re on it.

    Previously rode XL enduro SL (26″)

    klumpy
    Member

    I’m not 6’4″ and I ride a hardtail.
    Hope that helps.

    lornholio
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    6ft4, on an XL 2012 Nukeproof Mega. I probably could have gotten away with a large, but I’m used to bikes that are too small for me. I might try a 35mm stem this summer to shorten it up from the current 50mm.

    Premier Icon MSP
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    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.

    dair86
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    Im 6’4″ and ride a 20″ orange five. Fits me perfectly.

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