I weigh 135 and ride an XL??

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    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?

    #228684

    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.

    #228727

    What do you mean by “too much bike?” It sounds like maybe you’re saying it’s too difficult to pedal.

    Going to a smaller bike will generally make pedaling more difficult, not easier. However, a smaller size will be easier to handle (cornering, descending.)

    Does your bike have a dropper post?

    #228732

    At 6′ 5″ you’re probably an XXL. But very companies make bikes that large though.

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