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Help me with JakeTheSnake sizingcaspar
Aug 28, 2002 4:35 AM
Newbie to the 700c wheeled world, but getting a JakeTheSnake
Now what size ? Im 185cm(6`-6`1"), have never owned a road or X bike before .My MTB (19" Kona hardtail) has a 23,5" TT and a 120mm stem that I find fits me perfectly .
Im guessing the 58cm which has a 22,4" TT and 120mm stem .
that would give me a slightly more upright pos. on the flats and a little more strecthed out in drops.
Bike will not be used for racing , so no worries about portability etc. Only long training rides on easy trails and flat gravel roads and commutes.
Cheers and Txs
Here's my Jake fitEager Beagle
Aug 28, 2002 7:25 AM
I have the 55 frame, and it's a teeny little bit on the compact side of perfect (still fine for all day rides though, and it pays off nicely on the tech stuff), but the large was too roadfit.

I am 5'11 1/2" tall, and have a 31" inside leg.

My guess would be that the 58 would be about right for you, and you can tweak the fit with the stem and bars.
My JakeEager Beagle
Aug 28, 2002 7:38 AM
is a 56 - I am just under 6', with a 31" inseam. That fit is on the "compact" side of perfect, but good on the tech sections.

I would guess that if you went 58 and twiddled the fit with bar and stem, you would be spot on.
Ignore the 2nd post - computer has been drinking again (nm).Eager Beagle
Aug 28, 2002 7:39 AM
Ignore the 2nd post - computer has been drinking again (nm).atpjunkie
Aug 28, 2002 9:03 PM
you may want a 57 or so. 58 with a high bb may be a nut crusher.
better to figure your standover than overall height. If you are super long legged (36" inseam) at 6"1" 58 may work. I'm 6'4" with a 35" inseam and my 58cm S-Works is a little snug on the standover. The TT is actually higher than my 59cm roadbike. My other cx bike is a 57 and it has a little more room for the jewels. Are the new Jakes compact with a sloping TT? Makes portage balance a little different but provides extra standover. Try to find a shop that carries them. Throw the leg over and see, try it on a run to double check. I don't think anyone is looking to become a countertenor
this year.
Problem there...Eager Beagle
Aug 29, 2002 12:20 AM
They don't do a 57cm. 49,52,55,58,60 are the options. They have a sloping TT though, and the SO on my 55 with a 31 seam is generous, and I had room for the town halls over the 58 too when I rode, so I think you should be OK. Atp's right of course though - throw a leg over the both and see what you find.
Fit necromancyVelocipedio
Aug 29, 2002 4:56 AM
The problem with fit is that it really depends on your overall proportions. I'm 5'8", but I have shortish legs, with a 77.4 cm inseam [that's a little more than 30 inches, I believe] and a long back. My road bike is a 50 cm frame with a 53.5 cm TT and fits me perfectly...

I should have been best on a 49 cm Jake, but I found it WAY short in the top tube. I would have needed a 130 or 140 mm stem to get comfortable. Fortunately, the Jake's sloping top tube allowed me to go up a size to 52 cm [53 cm TT]. With the inseam x 0.67 calculation, I'm on the cusp of 52 cm, anyway, and I found the 52 to be -- counterintuitively -- a better fit.

The moral of the story is that you can only know the sizing when you throw a leg over the bike.

This is what I look like with my Jake. judge the proportions yourself.
Txs all , 58 it is nm.caspar
Aug 30, 2002 12:01 AM