While I’ve got both a DF and a DFXL in my garage, I thought I’d post some photos that show the size difference between the two models for reference.
Here are the dimensions.
Check out how Daniel Fenn derived the pattern (buck) for the DFXL from an expanded DF. Notice how he avoided expanding the wheel wells, derailleur hatch and front cover to keep the changes simple… Very clever.
The DF (blue) and the DFXL (red) currently residing in my garage. BTW… one of these will be for sale after a brief evaluation period,