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I'm 6'2'' 230lbs, I think 34'' inseam.

YT in Large or XL? Looks like I'm right on the cusp of sizing.
 

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I’m 5’11” and I would probably go for L but I might consider XL (maybe with a shorter stem). I think XL would be best for you - L would probably feel crammed.
 

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At 230 I'd make sure to demo ride it first. That rear end isn't looking like it's gonna be really stiff under big guys.
No evidence either way right now, expensive way to beta test.
 

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At 230 I'd make sure to demo ride it first. That rear end isn't looking like it's gonna be really stiff under big guys.
No evidence either way right now, expensive way to beta test.
XL. But if you do, let us know. If it works for you, it'll likely work for the rest of us.:D:thumbsup::D
 

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XL. But if you do, let us know. If it works for you, it'll likely work for the rest of us.:D:thumbsup::D
Not sure I follow you- after following the Sniper debacle, which I had pre-ordered, there's no way in hell I'd buy one of these.

Since not everyone was following that, I just felt a warning was in order.
 

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Not sure I follow you- after following the Sniper debacle, which I had pre-ordered, there's no way in hell I'd buy one of these.

Since not everyone was following that, I just felt a warning was in order.
Not following you here.. Should I be looking at a more robust build like the Jeffsy instead? Canyon and YT are on my short list
 

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Not following you here.. Should I be looking at a more robust build like the Jeffsy instead? Canyon and YT are on my short list
Basically yes. Like I said I could be wrong, but based on what happened with the Sniper which has a similar design (arguably stronger), I wouldn't be the first in line to buy one.

Look at the rear end, you're depending on the connection to the rocker for the stiffness in the rear. The YT has no upright member between the seat stay and chain stay, the Sniper had one.

Here's the YT


Now the Sniper with the crossbrace they added to help eliminate flex. Lucky for them the link is in front of the seat tube, on the YT they won't be able to add something similar if there is a lot of flex.



Here you can see the single upright on the Sniper rear. They added a second one to the drive side for the 2020 Trail model.



Take this for what it's worth. The carbon looks a little beefier on the YT, but if a 165lb reviewer is mentioning flex, just imagine what it'll be like under 230lbs.

This isn't a bash on either company.
 

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Not sure I follow you- after following the Sniper debacle, which I had pre-ordered, there's no way in hell I'd buy one of these.

Since not everyone was following that, I just felt a warning was in order.
Not following you here.. Should I be looking at a more robust build like the Jeffsy instead? Canyon and YT are on my short list
What I’m saying is: the IZZO certainly looks nice....on paper. But after reading the PB review, I’d be skeptical. But, the Sniper had a well known issue (or intentional design that didn’t work for some....depending on who you ask) and plenty of people bought those. Same with SB100.

So, if OP is determined to get one, he should get an XL bc of his size. And let us know if it works out. If it does, it might just be ok for those of us who weight a bit less... B/c I’d certainly be interested in one...if it doesn’t fall apart..
 

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Buy the Spark. Scott's rep is built on engineering light carbon frames. It'll take a 2.6 tire on the non-RC frame. Which is rated for Trail not XC. XL has 477mm reach. 460 for the Large. Alloy swingarm.
 

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Basically yes. Like I said I could be wrong, but based on what happened with the Sniper which has a similar design (arguably stronger), I wouldn't be the first in line to buy one.

Look at the rear end, you're depending on the connection to the rocker for the stiffness in the rear. The YT has no upright member between the seat stay and chain stay, the Sniper had one.
If you look through the pictures of the Izzo, it does have a brace.

 

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That is definitely a problem, lets see what comes out of the first deliveries and if others face the same issue.
It's time to ask the Pinkbike reviewer, who's the only reviewer in any website to experience it, if he thought it was lightweight XC tires or if he tried it with beefier tires with stronger walls.
 

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I've had my Izzo for a couple weeks now.

I am 5'10 and got a large. It's perfect with a 50mm stem (came fitted with a 60mm stem).

As for flex I haven't felt anything odd. I certainly haven't had any rub on the stays. I have a 2.4 Rekon on the rear of mine if that matters.
 

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I’m also thinking about the Izzo vs the Jeffsy. I’m 230, and the Izzo would much better fit my style better. I sent an email to YT asking them their thought on my size. They replied back that the Jeffsy in large would be a perfect fit. I just found it funny, because I was asking if the Izzo or the Jeffsy would be better with my weight, even though I’m working on it.
 

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I don't think weight will matter between the two bikes. Both bikes are overbuilt. At 230 I think you just need to consider how much pressure you'd want in the fork and rear shock but that's won't be a problem on the Izzo. Most of us are running less pressure than bodyweight (my ride weight is 180 lbs, I'm running 170 in the rear shock at 30% sag and don't bottom out). I think the main thing is height. I used to be 6' 1" but age, so more like 6' now and on an XL. Would buy it again. I have about an 1.5" of drop left on the post.

Great bike for the price. I don't think it walks on water and isn't the fastest bike you can buy up or down, but it's a great compromise of all the things that matter to me.
 

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I'm 6'4" with a 35.75" inseam and debating between a XL or XXL.
I'd think XXL. I'm 6'5" (36" inseam) and ended up passing on this bike partially due to the lowish stack height and the fact that YT owners say YT cuts their steerer tubes short. I would have had to run a really high riser bar on the XXL and there's no way I'd consider an XL.
 

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My Size

I am 5'8.75" and my inseam is 30.4"


It says Medium is 5'5" - 5'10" and Large 5'8" - 6'1". I'm definitely a Medium right? I have proportionally shorter legs for my overall height, but not particularly long arms. So, would I potentially want to add a slightly longer stem?
 
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