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armandbig33armandbig33 Posts: 20
edited October 2017 in MTB general
Hello there!
2.5 months ago I bought my first mtb, a hardtail from scott it's the size xl.
Now the problem is that a week ago I stumbled upon some internet site that showed me my actual bike frame size.
I am 14 176.5 cm tall and weight around 60 kilo.
Is there any major disadvamtage for me with a frame that is probably 2 or 1 sizes too big?

I want to be able to bunny hop, manual, do drops and of course ride some light trails (mostly XC).
Will this somehow take away from my learning efficency?
Should I return it to get another bike?(If still possible)

Thanks in advance!


  • lostboysaintlostboysaint Posts: 4,250
    Yes. Return it and get a smaller one.
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  • Awright that was fast....
    Let's see if they're gonna take it back and give me a full refund.

    So I should understand that it does make my learning slower?
  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,599
    I doubt they will give you a refund on a used bike.

    And a big frame has nothing to do with learning deficiencies, although I'm not sure that's what you mean.
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  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,811
    Yes, it will make it much harder to handle and you won't be able to ride that properly. Have you tried doing a Manual?
    Currently riding a Whyte T130C, X0 drivetrain, Magura Trail brakes converted to mixed wheel size (homebuilt wheels) with 140mm Fox 34 Rhythm and RP23 suspension. 12.2Kg.
  • JBAJBA Posts: 2,852
    The bike won’t make your learning slower as that is down to your ability and perseverance.
    However, a bike that is too big (and yours almost definitely is) will severely limit your ability to carry out manoeuvres. You won’t have enough room to move the bike around underneath you and you may be at full stretch all the time so your arm movements will be restricted.

    Did the shop advise you to buy an XL?
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  • cougiecougie Posts: 22,512
    Won't you grow into it ?
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