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This tread was originally posted in FreeRide section but i was wondering if maybe i could get advise from soem DJers?

Im in a big pickle situation for the past 2 weeks or so, basically have to choose between a medium or large bike :^ Now for some its very simple answer but for myself who has choosin to buy a Transition Vagrant I have yet to determine my choice...

I have been at some local bike shops trying to test out similar products with the same specs and such...but yet im still in this decision...here are the specs for the Vagrant

GEOMETRY (518mm axle-crown)
.......................................Small.............................. Medium................. Large
Top Tube (Effective).......22.5"/571.5mm............23.5"/596.9mm...........24.3"/617.22mm
Top Tube (Actual)..........21.5"/546.1mm ...........22.25"/565.15mm........23.0"/584.2mm
Seat Tube (center to top)...16"/406.4mm.............16.5"/419.1mm............17"/431.8mm
Head Tube Angle.................. 67° ...............................67°................ .............67°
Seat Tube Angle.................. 70°................................70° ........................... 70°
ChainStay Length...........16.5"/419.1mm............16.5"/419.1mm...........16.5"/419.1mm
Bottom Bracket Height...12.8"/325.12mm..........12.8"/325.12mm.........12.8"/325.12mm
Standover.......................27.5"/698.5mm...........27.7"/703.58mm.........27.7"/703.58mm
Wheelbase...................41.9"/1064.26mm.........42.9"/1089.66mm.......43.7"/1109.98mm
Head Tube Length...........4.725"/120mm..............4.725"/120mm...........4.725"/120mm
Max Rear Tire Clearance.....26" x 2.7".....................26" x 2.7"................26" x 2.7"
Rear Hub Spacing..................135mm.................... ....135mm...................135mm
Rear Dropout Axle Size.............10mm.........................10mm ....................10mm
Head Tube..............................1.5"................................1.5".........................1.5"
BB Shell Width......................68mm ..........................68mm.................... ...68mm


I am a 6'1 guy at 190lbs and i am planning to replace the front fork to a Fox 36 Talas RC2....

So again i just ask for your own personal prefrence and what you guys would do in my shoes? Oh btw im using this bike for Roaming around, Freeriding trails, "Dirtjumping", and maybe a bit of CrossCountry....
 

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i'd go with the large with a ~40-50 stem. smaller bikes are easier to flick around, but pedaling a bike that's too small can be a real pain in the ass.
 
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