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geometry questions...(2 posts)

geometry questions...FTF
Aug 13, 2003 8:41 PM
I was looking at the geo for both the look KG 486 and the Time Vx special Pro and well I'm confused... It looks as if the 59CM 486 is actually fairly simmilar in size to the 62CM Time frame..... Anyways, I would just like your opinion on how close the space is on each of the frames. Both frames are measured C-C but.... on the look there is a fair amount of height past the center of the tube, I know its a compact frame... but which is more pertannt the C-C measure ment or the C-T.. any ways which one is really the bigger frame.... over all..

Thanks for any help you maybe able to render.
the key differences..C-40
Aug 15, 2003 5:19 AM
The XXL size 486 is not a "compact" frame, only sizes L and smaller have a sloping top tube. Both frames are 59cm c-c. Both frames have nearly identical head tube lengths (which determines handlebar height - very important). Both frames have the same seat tube angle.

The big difference is the top tube length. The LOOK has a 59cm TT, while the Time only has a 57cm TT. You should seriously evaluate your body proportions before purchasing. The Time frame will require a 20mm longer stem to achieve the same reach as the LOOK. If you have long legs and a short torso, the Time may be the right frame. Otherwise, be sure that a 130-140mm stem is long enough to make this frame work for you. These are expensive frames, you don't want to make an expensive mistake.