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quack, did you get those measurements?(4 posts)

quack, did you get those measurements?weiwentg
Aug 2, 2002 5:40 AM
TIA for the help. :)
Didn't get home until dark. I'll post around 1:00PM CST. (nm)Quack
Aug 2, 2002 5:47 AM
Somewhat confusing. To me anyway.Quack
Aug 2, 2002 10:27 AM
All measurements are straight line from the center of the seat directly above the seatpost to the plane where my hands would normally rest on the center of the hoods/grips.

Road bike: Bar height 75mm below seat height. Distance to center of bar: 655mm. Distance to hoods: Approx. 750mm.

MTN Race: Bar height 25mm below seat height. Distance to center of bar: 725mm. Distance to grips: Approx. 715mm.

MTN Rat Bike: Bar height 25mm below seat height. Distance to center of bar: 685mm. Distance to grips: Approx. 675mm.

I guess what this means is that the more you want to race, the more stretched out on the bike you should be. My MTN race bike ended up 3.5cm shorter reach than the road bike, which I believe is the measurement you were looking for. The rat MTN bike was a full 7.5cm shorter than the road bike, which probably explains why I occasionally drill my knee on the bars when climbing steep grades.

The company might be right on with the 2cm shorter recommendation. Just make sure that you're not at the extreme short end of stem lengths using the 2cm rule or your future options may be limited if it doesn't work.

Now I'm confused!!! Hope it made sense to you. Good luck!
great ... this means a ~120mm stemweiwentg
Aug 2, 2002 12:58 PM
which I saw an ad for on MTBR. thanks!!!!!
(3 inches drop on your road bike!?!?!?)