Hey Lee, I am six feet tall and have been running large dh bikes for years. Would a medim be too small? I do come from a BMX background and like to flick the bike when possible. I was wondering if the smaller bike would be more unstable at speeds?
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Quite a few 6-foot-something downhillers run medium and even small frames. A short bike is theoretically less stable than a long one, but modern DH rigs are dialed in every size. The shorter bike is certainly more flickable, and that’s what the riders seem to dig.
I’m 5-9, and I run a medium DH bike. Why? Because it’s a closer match my Enduro, and I’ve been riding a medium DH bike forever. But I spend a lot of time on a small P.3 … maybe it’s time to shorten the DH bike?