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Saddle height is one of the most important things if you are going to be riding for long periods of time. In fact if you aren't going to be riding for more than an hour, then proper fit really doesn't matter much at all.

When looking for a bike, once you know where your saddle is going to be, then consider the stack height. You want to get something that will be able to give you the least aggressive position you currently might want to the most aggressive you currently might want.

With a long torso, you'll do fine on almost any size frame that you can get your proper saddle height. If you feel cramped after riding it a while you can go longer on the stem. Or if you bought a larger size you might can go shorter if the bike didn't come with a very short stem already.
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