|When fit is perfect did frame size get bigger or smaller?||hothand|
Jan 22, 2004 8:16 AM
|I have been riding for about 15 years and only in the last 5 years have I had a bike that fit well and was comfortable.
I am 6'1" and went through the following sizes before I got a good fitting bike.
I finally got a 57cm with a 57.5 tt that fits like a glove. I was suprised because I thought it would be too small.
Has anyone else had a similar experience?
|Got bigger for me||OffTheBack|
Jan 22, 2004 8:53 AM
|Like you, I've been riding for many years and experimented with several frame sizes. What I eventually discovered (via online fit calculators) was that I have short legs and a long torso, so standard bikes that "look" like the right size in terms of exposed seatpost are actually too short in the top tube.
My current bike is a compact frame, which gives me the right length without having to sit right on the top tube.
|Bigger for me, too||Cory|
Jan 22, 2004 9:03 AM
|I'm a little too tall for the 62cm bikes that are the biggest most shops stock, but I let them talk me into a series of them because I got good deals and free longer seatposts. When I finally bought a 64, it felt so good my next one will be a 65.|
|That's what I was going to say!||MShaw|
Jan 22, 2004 9:03 AM
|I've known that I have short legs and a long torso for years, BUT back when, there wasn't such a critter as a compact frame. Buy the right size TT and I got to graze the boys on the TT every time I stopped.
Now that there's such a thing as a compact frame, I've gone a little longer in the TT and a lot shorter in the ST.
So, to answer your question. Yes. I've gone bigger and smaller at the same time.
|Ditto. Compact frames prevent me having to ride bikes that are too tall to get a good TT length. -nm||Tig|
Jan 22, 2004 7:16 PM
|I went the opposite way.||MR_GRUMPY|
Jan 22, 2004 9:02 AM
|I started out with a 58 frame with a 57.5 TT and a 140mm stem. The next bike was a 59 with a 58 TT and a 140 stem. The next one is a 59 with a 58.5 TT with a 135mm stem. My latest one is a 60 with a 59 TT and a 130 stem.|
Jan 22, 2004 11:50 AM
|My first bikes were too small. The TT measurement has never been a problem. They've all been within 1cm of each other. For me, headtube height was my reason for finally going to a larger frame. I'm much more comfortable with a close saddle/bar drop. My current bikes have about 3cm of bar drop...|| |