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Trek OCLV Frame Size(4 posts)

Trek OCLV Frame Sizemc3
Jul 27, 2001 10:23 AM
I love the Trek Carbon Fiber Frames, but find the top tube to be long in relation to the frame size. I normally ride a 56 cm frame with 56 top tube. The Trek 56cm bike is actually more like a 54 cm frame but with the 56 top tube...Should I size it based on the Top tube and not worry so much about the frame being small?
re: Trek OCLV Frame SizeRusty Coggs
Jul 27, 2001 11:18 AM
Go with the toptube,assuming you can get the bar height where you want it,Trek measures to the top of an extended stattube. My OCLV has a shorter standover than my other 58s but it's not a problem and the toptube length is right.
please be more specificET
Jul 27, 2001 11:38 AM
When you say you normally ride a 56 frame, is that c-c, c-t of tt, c-t of seat tube, or c-t of seat tube clamp? Next, what is your current stem setup, i.e. how much rise off horizontal and how much spacers? If you already have quite a rise and max or near max spacers, then I'd say forget it.
Absotively Posilutelyjtolleson
Jul 27, 2001 3:27 PM
treat the top tube length as gospel (ok, minor adjustments via stem ok) and seat tube length much less so (within reason). Your standover height can involve clearance from say 1-3" but you don't have that much leeway with a top tube. Ultimately, if it don't fit don't buy it.