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Triban 540 road bike size help

Hi, I am buying my first road bike the Btwin Triban 540 after reading great reviews about it online. I live in Saint Genis Pouilly in France and have tested the  Large (L) and Extra Large (XL) models in my local Decathlon shop. Some of my friends who know about bikes told me to go for the Large but the shop assistant insists an XL looks better for me when he saw me test riding both sizes. The L was easier to control (in the shop) and easier to reach the handle bars but the XL felt good also. I have always ridden larger bikes so I don’t really know the feel of a correct fit.

I am 6’1 (186cm) and have longish legs. Advice would be truly appreciated.

Details on the bike can be found at this link, specifications can be found on the link "GUIDE DES TAILLES".

https://www.decathlon.fr/velo-route-triban-540-rouge-id_8364452.html#(link is external)

Your help would be greatly appreciated.

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