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Just ride!
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Greetings,

I have decided to purchase a MotoLite. Since I fall between a Medium and Large frame size, I was hoping some kind and compassionate MTB souls in the AsheVegas area would allow me to spin their MotoLite around one of the trails on Bent Creek to ensure proper sizing. I promise beer and gratitude for the salt of earth gentlepeople who can help in this endeavor, just not while riding :) :thumbsup:
 

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Big Mac
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I would love to loan you my motolite, but it broke and was tossed in to the recycling bin. It was a fine bike till then. How tall are you?
 

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Just ride!
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Too bad on the recycle--we could have used duct tape!

I am 5 ft 9.5, which puts me on the Medium according to the sizing charts. However, normal full suspension medium size frames from Specialized and Trek feel like tricycles-ie too small. I am riding a Large Stumpjumper now, which is slightly too large. The new Trek Fuel Ex frames offer a size between medium and large that fits me perfectly; the Large Specialized Safire also fits well. However, neither are available as an aluminum frame, and carbon is WAAAY out of the going to grad school in the fall price range.

Any suggestions?:eek: :p
 

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I need a new name
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FWIW, I'm 5'10" with a 33" inseam. I ride a medium with a 100mm stem. The fit is great. I'm about 2.5hrs north of Asheville or I'd let you take mine for a spin. Worst case scenario, order a demo from Competitive Cyclist and see what you think about it.
 

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Big Mac
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tennessee17 said:
Too bad on the recycle--we could have used duct tape!

I am 5 ft 9.5, which puts me on the Medium according to the sizing charts. However, normal full suspension medium size frames from Specialized and Trek feel like tricycles-ie too small. I am riding a Large Stumpjumper now, which is slightly too large. The new Trek Fuel Ex frames offer a size between medium and large that fits me perfectly; the Large Specialized Safire also fits well. However, neither are available as an aluminum frame, and carbon is WAAAY out of the going to grad school in the fall price range.

Any suggestions?:eek: :p
My suggestion is to test a medium ML. The medium seems to fit a broad range of people. I know people 5'10" plus on mediums. Can't you test ride/demo one? You gotta swing a leg over the thing, ya know? Best of luck. Been seeing 'em crazy cheap on line here lately.
 
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