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bike size for xc racing

boneyjoeboneyjoe Posts: 369
edited June 2009 in XC and Enduro
Looking at some of the top riders where I race, their bikes seem a bit on the small side for them. Is this something good racers might go for (ie take a size down) to be more maneuverable on the technical stuff (eg easier to get the front wheel up / butt off the back of the seat etc). A mate was also advised by his LBS to go a size down on a carbon HT if he intended to race. Has anyone else come across this and is there any merit to it? Thks!
Scott Scale 20 (for xc racing)
Gary Fisher HKEK (for commuting)

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