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Prettym1k3 said:
I've heard the same. My buddy who usually rides a Large frame says that the Large is on the verge of being too small for him to ride.
i am 5'9 and ordered a small. i just hope its longer than a small bottlerocket. how tall is your friend
 

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I'm a stubby little Italian at 5'7 with a 30 inch inseam and I'm on a 2009 Medium...fits me perfect.
...and my seat post is MAXED when climbing (300mm)

Was on a small Tranny BR and it never felt right, traded up to the SXT and never been happier
(tranny's specs for measurement are JACKED)
 

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The Dude said:
i am 5'9 and ordered a small. i just hope its longer than a small bottlerocket. how tall is your friend
6'2" or 6'3". He usually rides Large or XL frames depending on the intended purpose and design of the bike. But he said even the Large felt like a cramped cockpit to him.
 

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well according to spec's geo charts the small is spot on for what i want. but if its shorter than the br then i am phucked.

anyone have one they could actually measure?
 

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its going to be for everything. i dont mind riding up but mainly its to have fun jumping and riding dh, sometimes lift serviced trails too. not really gonna do xc rides. uphill is only ridden to get to downhill.
 

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Mike-e said:
I'm about 6'1 and I ride a medium frame, its perfect, it fits me better than the '08 did.
thats a little more reassuring. would you say its longer or shorter than the 08?

my friend is about your height and rides an 08 med and it fits him good. it felt a little long when i rode it.
 

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The Dude, neither of these are mine, pulled them from the specialized forum, but thought id pass them over here, they might help...
Oh and im 6 foot even and ride a 09 medium and fits me perfect, couldnt be happier

zauberer said:
I'll show you how I mesured the 570mm horizontal toptube of my size M SXT.

upper edge middle headtube - middle seattube
is it correct this way?

This is a medium 09 and a small 08, the medium is said to be 12mm longer than the 08 small according to the original poster...

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the picture doesn't do much justice as the headtube is actually at an angle whereby the 09 is 66 deg and 66.5 for the 08. If you were to measure looking from the sides, the centerline of the headtube is really only about half an inch longer. FYI, i posted the bottom photos as the 09 SX is running smallish than the 08 SX. I am now on a Medium migrating from a 08 Small. It is still crampy at the top tube. My friend which is about 5 9" is on a M 09 and he is on a half inch setback post with 50mm stem. I am about 5 5" running straight post on 35mm stem.
 
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