Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Swartz Creek, Mi
Bikes: 2007 Specialized Epic Expert, 2005 Giant TCR C3, 1996 Specialized Stumpjumper M2Comp, 1986 Raleigh Capri 10spd, 1982 KHS Turbo 12spd, Wife's: 2010 Specialized Safire Comp Komen, 2007 Specialized Dolce Elite, 2005 Giant OCR3, 2000 Trek 6000 WSD
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It sounds like your current ride may be a little big, but as you stated, each person is different. I am about 5'9" (32" inseam) and ride a 17" (medium) frame myself. What year is the Specialized? Did you mean a FSR XC Pro? What about buying a frame, and swapping over the components? If you are younger(still growing) maybe this would be an idea so when you outgrow the smaller frame, you are ready with the next size up!
As a comparison, this is the comparable
pricewise(msrp) to the 6700 you are looking at. The 6700 has a little better components, but less travel for the fork. The new 6700 msrp is over $1300.00 now as a comparison.
I THINK it is a good deal for a brand new bike.
Hope this helps a little.