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Trek Fuel EX Frame Size Help!


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Hi Guys,

 

Is there anyone out there who rides a Fuel EX? I'm seriously considering getting one but is a bit skeptical on the sizes. The one i want is a 21"(XL) (there aren't any 19"'s) and I am 1.85m in length.

 

According to the table below I am bordering between 2 sizes. Would the 21" (XL)frame be too big for me? Please help!!! :unsure:

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Hmmm... Hard to tell, because you might have gorrilla-like arms, which would suit a longer top-tube, but then again you might have short arms and torso, in which case it wouldn't.

 

I remember riding my mate's medium EX7 and thinking that I'd need at least 2 sizes bigger. And I'm 1.83m tall. So yeah, the 21 sounds right for you. Just ride it though. If it's not for you, you'll know very quickly.

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Go and sit on the bike and feel how it feels. If you've got a short torso then the 21" will be too long.

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If you are buying from CycleLab, they should be able to measure you up and suggest the correct frame.

Isnt a proper bike fit part of the deal?

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Hi Guys,

 

Is there anyone out there who rides a Fuel EX? I'm seriously considering getting one but is a bit skeptical on the sizes. The one i want is a 21"(XL) (there aren't any 19"'s) and I am 1.85m in length.

 

According to the table below I am bordering between 2 sizes. Would the 21" (XL)frame be too big for me? Please help!!! :unsure:

 

Hey Def

 

I have riden an EX8 for the last 2 years and I love it. You wont be sorry bru. I am 1.78 tall and bought a virtual 17.5. At the time the bikes came with a virtual and real size which was a bit confusing and I really stressed about what size to get and read opinions from ous all over that varied. In the end I got smaller of the 2 mediums, changed the headtube height and put on a layback seat post, and its been the bomb. Done me proud for 2 years and going strong. Been meaning to cut the bars a bit narrower but havent done that yet.

 

Good luck.

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so i got myself the 2011 EX7 yesterday!! my first dual suspension bike :thumbup:

 

I went for the 21.5" frame, one thing i will do is cut the handlebars a bit shorter, otherwise the bike fits me great. :clap:

 

Thanks for the advice!

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so i got myself the 2011 EX7 yesterday!! my first dual suspension bike :thumbup:

 

I went for the 21.5" frame, one thing i will do is cut the handlebars a bit shorter, otherwise the bike fits me great. :clap:

 

Thanks for the advice!

 

Nice!

Congratulations!

 

Where did you get it from?

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