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Old 04-10-15, 11:06 AM
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Originally Posted by tekhna View Post
Any advice on how to go about sizing for 29er plus? Normally I'd just go with whatever's biggest since I'm 6'4" but just for the hell of it I'm thinking of adding a BD 29er+ SS to the stable and I'm presented with the option of a 20" and a 22". Looking at the geometry chart the 22" looks absolutely massive, with a 635 effective top tube on the 22". Any thoughts?
I am 2" shorter than you are and I ride an XL Giant 29er that is 22". It fits perfectly. It does seem massive especially when parked next to my old 26er. They are just build differently. As stated previously you are not out over your bars so it is hard to compare them to road bikes. I do not like how wide the handle bars are though. It is not uncomfortable but it does get tight on some of the trails that I have been riding. I am contemplating switching them out.
I think that the 22" from BD will be fine.
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