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Body structure(4 posts)

Body structureYellow
Jun 28, 2002 12:40 PM
Curious as to what benchmarks people typically measure torso/leg length and relation against. I mean...what actually constitutes "normal" inseam or torso length for any given height?
"average" might be more accurate than "normal"Silverback
Jun 28, 2002 3:20 PM
There's some variation, although Grant Petersen implies in his essays on fit that it's not as great as you might think. But a friend and I are within 1/4 inch of the same height, and his pants inseam is 31/32 while mine is 34. And I've got four or five inches on him in wingspan, too. He can barely ride my 64cm frame, while I feel like Andre the Giant on his 60.
Drift - your fit seems offKerry
Jun 28, 2002 4:27 PM
You have a 34" inseam and a 60 cm seems small compared to your 64? How tall are you? With a 34" inseam and "average" body proportions, I would think that a 58 or 59 would be right for you, not a 64. You must have a very long torso that requires you to get the top tube that comes with a 64. How much seat post do you have exposed?
agree...C-40
Jun 29, 2002 8:18 AM
A 34 inseam would generally indicate a 57 or 58cm frame.

Perhaps you're talking pants inseam, which is usually a couple of inches less than "cycling inseam".