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I'm 6'3" and have sat on both the 17 and the 19.

At first ride, the 17 didn't feel too bad, but the cockpit was a little cramped for me. I noticed that when I was really pedaling hard, it was easy to hit the bars or shifter with my knees. I ended up buying a 19" frame and it worked well for me.

There are some guys that like small bikes, but I think they may just have short legs.
 

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StraightOuttaCompton
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im 6'2" and i ride the 17". its a little small but i cant afford a new bike so i just make due by moving the seat back and i got a little longer stem wider bars to give it a bigger feel.
 

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6' tall here, and I ride a 17" (Medium) 7point.

I have ridden a 19" (Large) 7point. It feels better on the climbs, and slightly better on the VERY, VERY steep descents, but I much prefer the medium for freeriding, jumping, etc.
 

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Krash,

I'm 6'-0" as well and went with the 17" Yakuza. The stock setup felt too low and short for me, so I went with a wider, higher rise bar and moved up to a 70mm stem. With the new setup, the bike feels a lot better.

Both 17"and 19" frames have a ton of standover so no real downside to the 19". The longer wheelbase of the 19" might be better if you ride a lot of fast, wide open runs. The 17" Yakuza feels more at home in the tight twisty terrain than skinsuit level, mach speed.

Best of luck.
 
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