Thanks for the kind reply!
I'm a bit puzzled, probably due to my lack of understanding, how can the Caad9 feel so big compared to the S2? I wish I understood how geometries really work...
the caad 9 has a practically horizontal top tube, with a bb to top of seat tube measurement of 55 cm, the cervelo's is 51 cm with quite a steep slope
what make the cannondale feel big is the higher standover height
could it be that the cannondale has this 2,5 cm top headset bearing cover and the cervelo a lower one ?
in any case the canyon has about the same degree of sloping as the cervelo, so should not feel big with comparable stack size
what are your own critical body measurement btw; overall height and inseam ?
Thanks for your kind reply too.
I don't have those two measurements at hand but from memory my overall height is 177cm. Both bikes have the stem slammed, both headset covers are very tiny.
Please see below the notes from the latest bikefit assessment (1 year ago, done on the Cervelo S2, fit perfectly before the bikefit and even more perfectly after the fit! magic).
Your position details are as follows: Saddle Height: 733mm, Saddle Setback 59mm, Reach to the Bars (Horizontal): 528mm, Reach to the tip of the levers: 684mm, Drop from saddle to bars: 107mm. Horizontal Reach from BB to Bars: 474mm, Vertical Stack from BB to Bars: 602mm. Cranks: 172.5mm, Bars: 40c/c (Deda Zero 100 42s), Levers: Sram Red (Old shape), Saddle: Selle Italia SLC, Pedals: Look Keo
Does that mean that:
1. The Canyon Ultimate CF geometry is similar to the Cervelo S2 (old R3) geometry
2. The closest match to my Cervelo S2 is a Canyon Ultimate CF size 52?
3. The Caad9 size 54 is considerable larger then the Cervelo S2 size 54, hence the feeling of cycling on a 'massive' bike