The Free certainly is MY tool for the job - the only thing about putting a longer stem on a Highline is if you want to use a dual crown fork (which I would say at least half of buyers would) - many dual crowns come with attached stems - I wouldn't want to put a long-ish xc-like stem on a dual crown...of course, I'm not freakishly large, so a med or large frame would be fine for me.....tscheezy said:We tried a size large Highline and it did indeed seem bit snug and that was with a full 24" top tube (dude, that's long) BUT countered by a tiny (40, 50mm?) stem. Are you planning on finding a dedicated FR bike with a tt longer than 24"? Good luck.
Seems like the Free was the tool for the job. Pivots getting to be a bother?