Stumpjumper size 17.5" Vs 19" for 5'11" rider
I am 5' 11'' and riding a 19inch 1996 Stumpjumper FS (hardtail).
The bike fits me great and rides well.
Looking at updating to 2007 - 2011 Stumpjumper hardtail, 26" wheels.
Should I stick to 19inch or 'Large' Stumpjumper ??
Or should I consider 17.5inch 'medium' Stumpjumper (for more aggressive stance ) ?
Reason I ask, lots has changed in plus 10 years.
I do mostly cross country (single track, fireroads) and I am old school when it comes to cycling. It's all about the rider, a good fit and reasonably light bike.
Appreciate any direction from other Stumpjumper riders who made similar upgrades over the years.