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Jul 28, 2017 at 15:01
Jul 28, 2017
Too Long? Too Slack? Not Enough? – Pinkbike Poll
I'm the opposite with my long back and positive ape index. I'm medium height at 182cm with 32inch legs and for ages have been frustrated at the lack of bikes that fit me- too short in reach and then if I wanted the reach I had a ridiculously long seat tube that meant it was just unrideable for me. I'm not really an advocate of longer/ lower/ slacker or the idea that a bike that is clearly too small is 'chuckable' and 'nimble'- I prefer to think of it that what I want, is a bike that fits. For me, a bike that fits is a faster bike and more enjoyable- I can chuck a bike that fits around far easier than a tiny bike that wants to throw me OTB's at every opportunity because I'm already level/ over the front axle with it's stupidly short reach. Perfect bike for me is around 470mm reach, max seat tube height 470mm and stack of 610-620. I find that everything else - wheelbase etc fits together ok if they can get those bits right. I think it's clear bikes have been too small in the past- a bike with a 430mm reach is not a large. When people my height are riding XXL bikes, you know there's issues- that's the kind of size I expect basketball players to be using ;-p Not sure where I stand on the BB- never given it too much thought as more concerned with other attributes. I think cranks are often too long for intended use- mine came with 175mm cranks which is just too long with the BB height- not the end of the world but not ideal. Very difficult to please everyone and I'm not sure what the answer is- I think with longer dropper posts there's just no excuse for say a 510mm seat tube on what I'd class as a medium/ large bike. If you look at radon and propain- their 'freeride bikes' have decent geometry but when you look at what they class as 'enduro' they revert back to stupidly long seat tubes for decent reach. Canyon are the same- strive is ok but on the spectral, stupidly long seat tube. Obviously if you have long legs then it's not an issue but for us 'short leggers', we're just shafted.
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