Short vs. long legs

Discuss light weight issues concerning road bikes & parts.

Moderator: robbosmans

Your legs are:

short
58
29%
normal
39
20%
long
101
51%
 
Total votes: 198

TonyOliver83
Posts: 24
Joined: Fri Dec 18, 2020 3:44 pm
Location: North Yorkshire or Windsor

by TonyOliver83

Height 183
Inseam 91
Wingspan 190

Use 79.5 bb to saddle top

Most frames are 55-56.5 top tubes. With 120-110mm stems.

Narrow shoulders so use 40cm ctc bars.

Eg colnagos -

C59 56T with 120mm stem
V2R 54S with 110mm stem.

Run about 11cm drop.

alanyu
Posts: 724
Joined: Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:10 pm

by alanyu

Height 170
Inseam 80
Wingspan 176, 178 if really stretched out
BB to saddle 69.5

Normal legs but long arms

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usr
Posts: 291
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by usr

MikeM wrote:
Tue Jan 09, 2007 9:07 pm
Height: 185cm
Inseam: 96cm
(BB to saddle: 84.7cm)

Definitely long legged...
Oh, that's even more radical than my inseam 99 at 196 (or 197?)!

gorkypl
Posts: 320
Joined: Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:31 am
Location: Poland

by gorkypl

Good thread, I kinda do statistics for living.

My data:
Height: 182
Inseam: 88
Saddle height: 79 (a tip from a local bikefitter guru, saddle height = inseam - 9cm is a very good starting point for fitting many people around this height - in my case no adjustments were needed).
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Hexsense
Posts: 2318
Joined: Wed Dec 30, 2015 12:41 am

by Hexsense

height: 169cm
inseam: 78.5cm
So, on the long side of my height.

sychen
Posts: 1461
Joined: Thu Apr 24, 2014 1:06 pm

by sychen

height: 170cm
inseam: 77.5cm

Short legs,short arms and long torso.

Fit a Specialized Tarmac 52cm with 80mm stem or can go 49cm with longer stem.

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octav
Posts: 254
Joined: Thu Aug 27, 2009 12:40 pm
Location: Bucharest

by octav

Height : 177
Inseam: 84.5

Saddle Height : 74cm
Colnago C60 52s si 11cm stem ; when I was racing was using a Colnago CX1 50s with 12cm stem for a more aggresive fit

Gunter73
Posts: 13
Joined: Fri Nov 06, 2020 2:47 pm

by Gunter73

Long legs : 180cm vs 89,5cm inseam

Ypuh
Posts: 522
Joined: Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:20 pm
Location: The Netherlands

by Ypuh

Long legs as well.

Height: 185
Legs: 92.5
Saddle height: 81cm

S3/R3 without spacers is a perfect fit, not too long, not too low, not too upright (Synapse/Roubaix) either. Canyon Endurace would be another good option.
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kofsw4
Posts: 70
Joined: Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:28 pm

by kofsw4

Height: 178
Inseam: 86.5
Saddle height: 75.5

Long arms to match the legs so riding a 54 with 110 stem and 11cm of drop

Maddie
Posts: 915
Joined: Tue Oct 17, 2017 5:44 am

by Maddie

Short legs
Height: 178
Inseam: 81
Saddle height: 71cm

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Juanmoretime
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Posts: 281
Joined: Sat Jun 19, 2004 11:08 am

by Juanmoretime

Height: 183 CM
Inseam: 88.9
Saddle height 78

Long legs, short torso.

100mm stem on all bikes except the fat bike.

wooger
Posts: 5
Joined: Sun Oct 10, 2021 11:32 am

by wooger

How are people measuring their leg length?
Tailors inseam?
Cycling inseam (via a hardback book)?
Other?

Using cycling inseam:
Height: 195cm
Legs: 91cm
Ratio: 0.47

I'm well aware I have a long back - I sit 6 inches taller than my friend of the same height.

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Juanmoretime
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Posts: 281
Joined: Sat Jun 19, 2004 11:08 am

by Juanmoretime

[quote=wooger post_id=1709977 time=1634594797 user_id=109195]
How are people measuring their leg length?
Tailors inseam?
Cycling inseam (via a hardback book)?
Other?

Using cycling inseam:
Height: 195cm
Legs: 91cm
Ratio: 0.47

I'm well aware I have a long back - I sit 6 inches taller than my friend of the same height.
[/quote]

FWIW I took my inseam length from a bike fitting session.

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eurperg
Posts: 904
Joined: Mon May 14, 2007 10:32 am
Location: Finland

by eurperg

Height: 184 cm
Legs: 92 cm
Saddle height: 80,5 cm
Wingspan: 190 cm

Long legs, short torso, long arms, flexible. Usually riding 57 mm top tubes with 120mm stems, or Colnago 54s with 130mm stem.

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