pmprego wrote: ↑
Sun Feb 16, 2020 3:25 pm
Visqu wrote: ↑
Sun Feb 16, 2020 2:30 pm
twc1986 wrote: ↑
Sun Feb 16, 2020 11:38 am
I'm 174cm tall but my inseam is a ridiculous 86.5cm.
My current saddle height is 80.1cm, which I believe would be on the absolute limit for the M frame - can anyone confirm please?
Is this correct? The saddle height sounds excessive for your inseam.
My inseam is the same as yours and saddle height is 76cm. I have been professionally fitted.
Yeah. Check your measures again. Unbelievable the number of times I measured my bike just to measure it wrong...
As for the fit, based on your height the M for sure and OK with the shortest stem available. After that you can have the zero offset seatpost and push that saddle front.
Thanks for all the replies. The inseam was measured by my wife, but all other measurements are from my bike fitter, so am confident they are accurate. I have compared bike measurements to my last bike fit too and all within tolerance.
I'm certain that the M would be for me, based solely on my height and arm length, but since my legs are so long in comparison to my torso, my understanding is that I would either need a saddle height too high for the M (just) and/or the excessive saddle height would make the saddle to bar drop too much or require a lot of spacers.
With this in mind, do you think I would be too stretched out on the L? I'm new to bike sizing so can't work it out, but my calculations are as below:
- The reach on my bike is 388.3, compared to 395 on the L Addict RC (6.7mm shorter).
- The effective (horizontal) top tube on my bike is 561.1, compared to 565 on the L Addict (3.9mm shorter)
By these calculations, I think, even with a 90mm stem (as on my current bike), the L would stretch me out 10.6mm more than my current bike- is that right?
The Scott website lists a measurement of 'REACH CENTRE BAR' but doesn't say what this is - the funny shaped bars make it hard to work out, as doesn't seem to correspond to reach plus stem length?!