Hey, utter novice here. I just got fitted for a bike yesterday, took it home, have about 12 miles on it since yesterday. I’m tall and lanky so roughly 6 foot .5 inches tall. They recommended an XL Specialized Rockhopper. It feels like too much bike. Should I go down or are my legs so weak that I should give it a chance?
Only after a year of riding (and riding other, better fitting bikes) did I realize that my bike, size small, was too small for me. I’m 5′ 8″ and now I comfortably ride a medium. The salesman who fitted me for the small seemed too eager to send me off with that bike. Based on your height it would seem like XL is a general good fit but ultimately sizing and fitting is very personal. I for one like bikes that feel a little larger but some might feel the opposite. I’d say ride it at least a few more times. With an adjustment period you may find that it starts to fit well. You may also realize it’s not the right fit (as I did) and should be willing to accept that going down is the best option.