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Old 06-03-10, 03:42 PM   #1
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29er frame sizes

Does anyone know of any brand that makes a 29er in a 23" (or larger) sized frame. I know Specialized does. I'm trying to find other options short of a custom-built frame.

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cannondale has xl frames that have a 25.2in top tube with a 33 inch standover. that's pretty big. how big are you??
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cannondale has xl frames that have a 25.2in top tube with a 33 inch standover. that's pretty big. how big are you??
I'm 6'6" with a 35" inseam. I've tried the Cannondale caffeine in an XL and it just wasn't big enough. I know cannondale makes some models in a "jumbo" size which would be greater than 23" I believe, but not in what I'm looking for.

I thought that the top tube might be a better measurement too, but the Specialized models I'm looking at are even bigger at 25.98" and 26.38" (horizontal). I have fairly long arms and torso, so I need a long top tube with decent reach as well. I realize manufacturers don't design bikes with guys like me in mind.
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get the biggest bike you can find and get a stout long stem that will let you stretch out. with a setback seatpost you can probably make it work.
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