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L or XL? (Fit critique)

Old 07-01-20, 03:21 PM
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L or XL? (Fit critique)

I had a chance to borrow a Large Salsa Fargo and feel itís a bit small. The jump to the XL is quite large, though.

Leg length feels fine and appears to be KOPS. My main concern is reach. My arms donít have much of a bend on the L yet I feel too far forward on the bike, almost as if my nose is over the front hub. Iíve had a bit of lower back discomfort on rides over 20 miles.

The taller head tube on the XL would help bring the drops closer to saddle height where they belong on this bike.

Iím thinking an XL with a shorter stem might be the way to go but Iíd be curious to hear thoughts.
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Agree, too small. One of the usual fit critiques is that the bar should obscure your front hug.
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