2020 Trek Fuel EX 8 Sizing

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2020 Trek Fuel EX 8 Sizing
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Posted: Mar 26, 2020 at 2:03 Quote
I've been looking at getting the Trek Fuel EX 8 mountain bike, but was unable to sit on an XL or XXL to determine which was the better size for me (shops had the large which was too small for me). Since SARS-CoV2 has shut down everything, I will have to order the bike and wanted some opinions.

I am 6' 3.75" (I used to be 6' 4," but life has worn me down) and 205 lbs. Inseam is 36.25.

Based on Trek's website, I should be at the upper end of the XL sizing (6' 1.2" - 6' 5.2"; Inseam 34.3" -36.2"), and a bit under the XXL sizing (6' 4.8" - 6' 7.9"; Inseam 36.2" - 37.4"); however I have read in a few places that the bike tends to run on the smaller side. Outdoor Gear Lab states their 6' riders were on a XL. https://www.outdoorgearlab.com/reviews/biking/trail-mountain-bike/trek-fuel-ex-8-2020

Ordinarily, I would order the XL and move on, but the reviews make me question if I shouldn't move up. Does anyone have experience with the Fuel EX line and have opinions on which way I should go? Thanks in advance.

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