I did some driving and found a shop with a 2006 Gary Fisher Marlin for $419. ( Would this be a good deal. It's $120 off the list price. ) It has what I want, as far as hardware, I think. The question I have is...How do you know if a given geometry ( Such as this Genesis frame ) will be a good fit. All the bike brands have a diagram of their frames. But..what do you look for? If I am one of those guys who needs a long sized shirt, meaning my torso is sort of taller, would the Genesis, which seems to be more "laid out" be a good fit ?
I know some of the responses will say, "Go ride it ! " But my retort is that , I won't be able to ride it for more than a few minutes. Even if they set it up right, is that REALLY long enough to know ?