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GravesendGrunt vernonfelton's article
Jul 28, 2017 at 14:56
Jul 28, 2017
Too Long? Too Slack? Not Enough? – Pinkbike Poll
@RockNRolla92: I don't think it's your body strength that's a prob,more likely to be height and reach-just look at how 29ers DH bikes have played out in front of our eyes on the DH world circuit this year with shorter v taller peeps,sure this is at the extreme end of the sport with the worlds best riders but perhaps it's the most telling if we are talking about reaching sizing limits.
GravesendGrunt vernonfelton's article
Jul 28, 2017 at 13:34
Jul 28, 2017
Too Long? Too Slack? Not Enough? – Pinkbike Poll
The trouble for me being on the smaller size of the bike fitting scale with relatively long legs and then a shorter upper body reach I perceive and feel I need a bike with a shorter reach than many are even starting out with nowadays and higher stack to 'match ' me - simple hobbity ergonomics.
GravesendGrunt vernonfelton's article
Jul 28, 2017 at 13:29
Jul 28, 2017
Too Long? Too Slack? Not Enough? – Pinkbike Poll
@RockNRolla92: I test rode a 29er Jeffsy last year and it too fitted me really well and made lofting front wheel up and bunny hopping a joy - this I feel was down to the relatively high stack and short reach-the only thing I didn't like was the thing was with out a doubt bullet fast on the straights but felt stilted and muted 'for me' in the corners for me and almost felt too easy over the rough stuff...like it blanded out chunky/challenging bits too much-perhaps I needed more time on it as indeed the sizing seemed right. Luckily for me I much preferred my old faithful Capra when I jumped back on it.
GravesendGrunt vernonfelton's article
Jul 28, 2017 at 13:10
Jul 28, 2017
Too Long? Too Slack? Not Enough? – Pinkbike Poll
I'm in the same boat as you,and being on the shorter end of the scale with proportionately longer legs and shorter reach myself so I feel I'm the polar opposite am the polar need a similar reach bike to you(422mm on my Capra feels pretty sweet-440mm for me on the newer Jeffsy27 felt BAD ) so that I can still move backwards towards the rear axle out of the neutral position and actually get the bike un-weight the front wheel when I need to and it also needs a descent non super low stack height too because if this is too low I can't push the bars down far enough to find the cornering edge on the tyres..... I also appreciate the taller guys and girls won't have the same problems as we all seem to be on more or less the same length chainstays anyhow and those with proportionately shorter legs and longer upper body reach must suit this push to longer and lower very well. Why is there not a sizing app that takes into account your own individual 'human geometry' and proportions via a few basic measurements and then matches them to a data base of bike sizes?
GravesendGrunt RichardCunningham's article
Jul 18, 2017 at 12:02
Jul 18, 2017
Whyte S-150 Carbon RS - Review
@Racer951: Do you ride flats ? That makes a big diff to reach-usually shortening it v's clipless which I like riding(although I have recently moved these as far back as possible with my shoes and it does make a big difference 'for me' . I've test ridden a few YT bikes recently the newest medium YT Jeffsy27 has a longer reach(440mm) than my current medium Capra (422mm) and on paper this new bike should be more agile fun that what I have.....but lucky for my wallet it was anything but,I was held forward almost trapped out my more natural neutral position more than I would of liked ,and had no chance of moving to the rear of the bike when I needed to-as this was now almost not an option. Your point about pushing these bikes at speed on bigger more open trails is a good one...I could maybe contend with the long front center if I only rode on higher speed bike park style trails trails but at slower tighter more technical speeds.........no chance-downright scary
GravesendGrunt RichardCunningham's article
Jul 18, 2017 at 11:43
Jul 18, 2017
Whyte S-150 Carbon RS - Review
@Travel66: Why? I'd rather get a bike that fits me properly. If you sold me running shoes would you sell me Usain Bolts size 13's and then say wear a few extra pairs of socks..... :-)
GravesendGrunt RichardCunningham's article
Jul 18, 2017 at 11:41
Jul 18, 2017
Whyte S-150 Carbon RS - Review
@SintraFreeride: the lowest reach in this bike is 458.5mm and my perceived limit on a bike is around 430mm,I currently sized 'up' to a medium when I bought a YT Capra and that has a 422mm reach and this feels just about bang on for me for all round fun.
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