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So I've convinced my wife to let me get a Tallboy but I'm a bit stumped with what size to choose. I'm a hair over 6'4" tall and I'm proportioned with a slightly long upper body. I like a more XC oriented position and really like the feel of my XL Superfly with a 25.3" HTT. According to SC I'm at the high end of the XL frame size and low end of the XXL.

Whaddya think?
 

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Wow, your build is just like me, I tried them both and liked the XXL better. In every other bike I've had (many) I got an XL.
 

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I was a dead on fit on the XL at 6'2" and long arms with a...hmmm...I think it was a 100mm stem on that test bike. I would think an XXL may be the ticket after seeing two riders at just about 6'6" ride it. They made the XL look like a tiny bike.
 

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Wow. I an 6'5" and was way stretched out on the XXL. It did have a 120mm stem and a setback Thomson so I imagine that contributed to me being stretched out on the XXL. The XL felt very comfortable. Most 26" bikes I have owned in XL felt a bit on the small side.

I also liked the XL Sultan...

My current 29er HT has a 25.6" ETT and I love it.
 

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Wow. I an 6'5" and was way stretched out on the XXL. It did have a 120mm stem and a setback Thomson so I imagine that contributed to me being stretched out on the XXL. The XL felt very comfortable. Most 26" bikes I have owned in XL felt a bit on the small side.

I also liked the XL Sultan...

My current 29er HT has a 25.6" ETT and I love it.
 

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I am built just like you too and it is a no brainer for me. The XXL all the way. For guys with longish torsos, the extra top tube length is a must for proper fit. If you were all legs, i would say XL at 6'4".
 

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Thanks for confirming for me, I had already decided on an XXL but needed a sanity check before forking out that much money. I plan on running a 100mm stem and a Thomson no-setback seatpost. XXL's are also much easier to get so I think I'll be in luck! Let's see if I can build this sucker under 25 lbs.
 

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yogiprophet said:
I am built just like you too and it is a no brainer for me. The XXL all the way. For guys with longish torsos, the extra top tube length is a must for proper fit. If you were all legs, i would say XL at 6'4".
I'm 6'3" all legs and went XXL... 90mm stem, no setback on post.

One thing to keep in mind is that the the head tubes on these are crazy short unless you like a more aggressive riding position.

I like about an inch or less of drop from seat to bars, and still have about an inch of spacers and riser bars on the XXL to get that.
 

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I'm 6'3" all legs and went XXL... 90mm stem, no setback on post.

One thing to keep in mind is that the the head tubes on these are crazy short unless you like a more aggressive riding position.

I like about an inch or less of drop from seat to bars, and still have about an inch of spacers and riser bars on the XXL to get that.
I like a low bar height that's 2-3" lower than my saddle. Even with a short head tube I'll likely have one very short spacer and I'll probably get a 120mm fork (maybe run it at 110mm just to be different).
 

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I like a low bar height that's 2-3" lower than my saddle. Even with a short head tube I'll likely have one very short spacer and I'll probably get a 120mm fork (maybe run it at 110mm just to be different).
The head tube length really does not matter when comparing bikes. Only the stack measurement will tell you how tall the front end is on a bike when comparing two different bikes. The XL tallboy carbon has a stack of 24.8" which is on the high side for 29ers even with a short head tube.
 
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