a local here mike snyder runs an echo 1080 and he is about 6'1" or 2"... he runs the same stem he had on his zoo- a thompson 140x5deg. he looks like he is finally on a bike that fits him though so i guess so matter how goofy sounding the set up is on paper it looks good for him in real life. try a longer stem on the 1080 for now i would say. the 1100 is really nice for some things but in all reality i feel that it is just too long at times and gets to be a little impracticle. the 1080 has the same ride nenifits as the 1100 for the most part but it fits a lot fo places the 1100 wouldnt. try a longer stem if you have one for a few rides and see if you like it any more. ANYthing will feel short after being on the 1100 though- thats for sure.