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Well, im on the market for a new bike, and i came across a '07 Toxsin frame.

1095 wheelbase, 390mm chainstays and +35mm rise.

Now... i dont know how to treat these numbers. seems quite long on both ends, and im wondering if maybe it'll be a little too much.

Im an intermediate rider, and i want something to help me progress faster. I ride urban trials. Also, im not the most flexible of guys.... i know it improves with time, but generally - i find it very much easier to bunnyhop or manual on a medium or short frame. But all my riding friends keep telling me - the longer the better:)

Any thoughts?

(especially if anyone has tried those frames and can compare them to something like the Pitbull or Control).

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I've tried my share of bikes - from Zebdi's to Zoo's. Just a week ago i tested, in one ride, a Pitbull, Echo Control, BT Raven, Fourplay and even a Mod.

They all felt great, and i couldnt really go wild cuz i wasnt used to any of them. 24" had potential - its so light and flickable. Still, its less stable on the rear wheel, and i felt more at home on the 26" (a matter of getting used to i guess).

Gut feeling - if im going towards "pure" trials. u know, the more "static" type of riding - a long frame will feel ok.

But i got a feeling it will be easier to progress on a medium frame, like 1065-1080wb, rather than a super long one. Also, isnt 390mm a bit long for chainstays by today's standards?

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Its pretty damn long.

Im more a fan or shorter bikes for sure, but what you really want to find out is the reach (centre of BB to centre of headtube)

This gives a better indication of how the bike will feel.

Exactly what he says...but I prefer longer bikes. For instance, I'm 5 8" and my coust measures in at 1117, but only 670mm reach

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Its pretty damn long.

Im more a fan or shorter bikes for sure, but what you really want to find out is the reach (centre of BB to centre of headtube)

This gives a better indication of how the bike will feel.

How does the reach affect the feel?

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