I have been on Lange's for the past 15 years. X09(both stock and race stock versions), Banshee, L10 and now just put in an order for XT 130. I have always been a solid 27.5 with minor tweaking to the liner, nothing to the shell.
Since I dont have access to a local shop anymore, I purchased the XT130 stupidly thinking that the sizing should still be the same as my other shells(313mm, 1.5" shell spacing) but to my utter dismay, NOT. I was not able to try this model on in my size so I had to make the order without trying them on.
The day after I ordered them, I happened to be in an area with an REI(ya I know)and so I stopped in to see what they had, a 26.5 XT100. This felt just like my 27.5! I started to SH!7 bricks that I got the wrong size. I tried on the 27.5(316mm?) and was almost swimming in them.I threw in some generic superfeets to mimic my footbeds and it took up most of the room but I am still very concerned. I have no problem shimming with pads but the fit should be better out of the box.
Has anybody done the same, buy Lange's in the same size to find out the shell size is now too big?
I have not received the boots yet so maybe Im tripping for no reason.
Will the foam/liner have any different affect on the size from XT100 to 130? Is the 100 a more forgiving fit?
Anybody interested in a 27.5 if they dont fit? LOL.