The XL has a 24.6" TT so with a longer stem and a layback post, it might be a good XC setup for you. How does that compare TT wise to your current ride? The only way to know for sure is to demo one and try it for yourself. If that doesn't work out you can always go custom with the RX or the Turner Flux is a bit longer and might work better.canadajb said:I'm 6'5" 225lbs and considering purchasing an '03 XL Racer X. I mainly ride XC types of trails. Anyone care to encourage or discourage this purchase considering my size?
The Racer-X is a very stiff frame compared to a lot of other full suspension bikes. We have a guy here locally that's around 275lbs and broken every frame he's owned. Some companies stopped honoring their lifetime warranties with him, Specialized one-off'ed him a custom chainstay, etc. Sure he could ride a big heavy FR bike but like he says, he needs all the help he can get. He's been riding the RX-100 for 3 years without trouble.canadajb said:My current bike is an XL Gary Fisher 29er hardtail. I think I'm a bit tall for the frame; but w/o having a custom build, I'm probably SOL... My main concern w/ the Racer X (and w/ any other frame) is my weight.