Specialized Roubaix Expert 09, Custom 2013 Bike Friday Pocket Rocket
sizing for mountain bike
All the charts put right in the middle between 14' 16' frames. I've ridden 14s and 16s and they both felt fine (but I think I might have needed a slightly longer stem on the last 14 I can remember b/c it had a really short one) I like just kind of chilling on MTBs; riding upright and taking in the scenery. I also like longer casual rides rather than hard riding. But I'd like to actually do some group trail rides this year. Is it better to go down a size or up a size?
What's the difference really long term? Seems like a larger frame might be more stable for descents but that's all I can figure.