Yep. A mate just went through sizing a new bike from a similar situation running a long stem to make a reasonable fit. In the end new frame ran 465 reach with 50mm stem for almost the exact overall effective reach. He is riding so much better now in all conditions. Much more confident. His old bike was a 2016 sight so quite a capable trail bike but just a bit too small.Looking at the numbers between the 2 bikes and their respective setups, this area is the integral factor; 60mm difference is pretty significant.
Haha, way too old to begin the gravity hustle!!!!!!!@mtb1611 when you decide on your new large frame, shoot me your bank deets. I've got $175 hot and ready for your unwanted medium spesh.
Alternatively, I may be cheaper and a lot more fun to change riding styles. Funnily enough my phone Auto corrected riding to risking...as though it knew what I was about to suggest! Get your gravity hustle on.
Me too, 175cm (regular proportion) been mediums straight outta the box since 2007 without even thinking about it.Too late, it's in the garage! Definitely the right size, I've been on mediums forever.