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Hi....I am considering the 575 frame to build my new enduro bike..My concern is about size..I am between 5-7" and 5-8"..just in in the middle of the S(17,5) and M(18,5) in the Yeti sizing chart..What would you suggest ?Thanks a lot..
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I'm right there with you...pretty much the same measurements and I went back and forth between small and medium. The owner of the local Yeti dealer said small would be good for me while the Yeti demo dude said medium would be best for me. The small felt a lil' too small cockpit wise and I had to really jacket the seat up so that I would feel "right" on it while the medium felt more XC'ish than upright. The Yeti demo dude watched me for a bit while riding around in the parking lot on both a small and medium and said that I would be more comfortable on a medium and that adding a longer stem on a small would affect the handling. My medium has a 100mm stem on it.

I was a bit concerned about the handling of a medium when going down technical (rocky, rooty, tight) terrain, but to my suprise I was able to flick it around with ease. Definately didn't feel like I was drivign a dumptruck through a slalom course.

I'd say your best bet is to just ride both of them as much as you can before plunking down your hard earned $.

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I'd go with a medium for sure. I'm 5'11" and ride a medium 575....which I could have easily been on a large but the medium is fine with a 110mm stem for me. I think if you went with a medium frame and shortish stem around 90mm you'll be fine.
 

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Same here, 5'7'' to 5'8'' with shoes. I went with a medium mostly caus the shop said this bike rides a little smaller than others. This was a high end shop so I heeded their advice and I have no complaints about the size. It perfect. I have the stock 100mm stem. If you prefer the feeling of a smallish bike, like if your an ex bmx'er and like to flick your bike around a lot you probably can't go wrong with a small, otherwise I suggest medium.

I am thinking of getting a 90mm stem though so I can stay behind the front better on downhills, not that its really an issue now, i'm just in the tinkering mood :D

This frame seems to ride a little upright in the cockpit so its a very good fit for me, I'm glad I skipped the small.
 

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Depends....

Both sizes would work for you but choose the size that would best suit your riding style....trail riding, go for the medium, if you like stunts and such, go for the small. Keep in mind that the stock kits from Yeti come with a 100mm stem so if you get the medium you will most likely need to swap that out. Any reputable dealer should do that for nothing unless you are upgrading for a nicer stem.
 

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UpgradeItis said:
Both sizes would work for you but choose the size that would best suit your riding style....trail riding, go for the medium, if you like stunts and such, go for the small. Keep in mind that the stock kits from Yeti come with a 100mm stem so if you get the medium you will most likely need to swap that out. Any reputable dealer should do that for nothing unless you are upgrading for a nicer stem.
Agree, again if you want to flick, and stunt then small, otherwise medium. BTW I got my bike from these folks, haha... :D
 

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Jingleman said:
Hi....I am considering the 575 frame to build my new enduro bike..My concern is about size..I am between 5-7" and 5-8"..just in in the middle of the S(17,5) and M(18,5) in the Yeti sizing chart..What would you suggest ?Thanks a lot..
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Hi,
One thing you might want to consider is being in the middle of the bike would give you the best performance. If you get a small and put a 110 stem and a laid back seat post then you might want to jump up to the medium (the 575 tends to run a smaller cockpit than most other bikes). I am 5'7" and have a 29in inseam my bike before the 575 was a Psycle Werks Wildhare size XS and had to use a 110 stem and laid back seat post to get me comfortable on the bike this put my weight to far over the back tire and made my bike wander in the front on climbs. My local bike shop measured the distance from my seat to the stem and then fit me to a Med. 575 which puts me right in the middle of the bike (with a 100mm stem and Gravity Dropper seatpost) for better climbing and better handling and all day riding. However for steep and rocky descents I sometime wonder if a small would have been better because with a small bike you can throw the frame around a bit for technical situations. Also I was used to 9 in's of seat post coming out of my frame and not 6in. like I have now so asthetically it is taking some getting used to I sometime wonder if the bike was too big. But when I ride it all my doubts are washed away as I have plenty of standover height and the handling and climbing so much better than my XS Wildhare and Sm Gemini. The Yeti rep. said that I could have gone either way with the sizing but said the bike shop did the right thing in fitting me in the middle of the bike.

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i too am 5'8 and ride the medium and have a 60 mm stem as i like a more upright riding position...the only reason i got a medium is because i got a good deal on ebay...i would have gone small if i was buying new....

really there isn't much difference in size though, the small is 1 inch shorter in the cockpit , standover is the same and 1 inch less at the seat tube....all in all not much (might be missing something there)....even though i would have gotten the small, i don't notice any handling problems with the medium and i prefer technical riding as much a possible and with this bike i have done more than ever....just ride em and go with what feel best
 

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I'm the same hight 5' 7.5" and I have a small 575 and love the sizing. For technical trails I like being able to manouver the bike better. It did take me a ride or two to feel comfortable on the bike but thats because my last bike was to large so it was a big ajustment. I guess you probably couldn't go wrong either way, but if you ride technical terain the small would be my recomendation.
 
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