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I am looking for Specialized Amirahttp://www.specialized.com/us/en/bikes/road/amira/amirasl4prosramcompact as next bike my girlfriend:) I would ask you for a little help, as I do not know much of women frame sizes:) Now she is riding pinarello Fp2 size 53.
Here are here measurements:
Lower Leg: 55
Sternal Notch: 139.7
Total Body Height: 174
We ware looking to buy tarmac size 52 ( I guess 49 would be too small), so If I am looking right Amira would be 54 (same lenght of top tube). Am I right?
THanks for all your help
She is having a lot of paint in her neck and log rides. Frame frame size is right but geometry does not fits her.
Here is and photo her on bike:)
She is always having problems with holding the lower part of handlebar (the bike is to long???).
THanks for help!
sitting in a stretched position is not that harmful, but it is if combined with a big difference in the height. So it seems to me like the handlebar is too low and should be raised significantly (2-3cm) and see what happens. I fear however that the current bike is not allowing that much raise so a frame change will be necessary. Don't go for a too short top tube. This is as harmful as a too long one.
She tried tarmac for about 5 min and it looked good, it fitted her well:) But you know what girls are when color is not right:)
SO, that is why she whould like to have amira:)
Pinarello has a top tup lenght of 537 as Tarmac 52 and Amira 54 has the same top tup lenght. So that is why this botthers me, if she would need smaller size but I guess Amira 52 would be to smal as she is not so small for a girl (174cm).
Amira 56 has a top tube 548,dont you think that this will be to long?
@de zwarten, we tried everything with handlebar but it make no difference. Pinarello frame just do not fits her well.
The height of the Pinarello is 556 mm. The Almira is 547 mm and 564 in sizes 54 and 56 respectively. If the Pinarello provides insufficient height for this cyclist than neither the size 54 Almira nor the Tarmac are the solution.
if the cyclist is only experiencing discomfort on long rides, the issue may not be the bicycle frame but her fitness and conditioning and her positioning on the bike. To relieve pressure on her neck, she needs to bend her elbows.
The geometry of that particular Pinarello is not unusual and compares favorably with other bikes as seen in the comparison with the Almira. In my opinion, this cyclist needs a consultation and session with an experienced bicycle fitter.
From the picture that girl just has exceptionally long legs and she probably needs a short top tubed frame. Maybe a 90mm flipped stem will resolve this whole issue in less than 2 mins. Or you could always do a full custom Parlee or Seven (fill in ur favorate brand).
Do a rough fit with Genzling's formula and then go from there almost certainly gives as good a fit as any experts... people act like it's very intricate while in fact there are some pretty well known general starting points. After that just listen to your body.
Now onto this issue... the cheap solution would be to turn her stem (so it would point more upwards) and to use less setback (if need be with a zero setback post). It's hard to see from a still, but she sure seems to sit far behind her bracket. Also, perhaps lowering her saddle a cm? Again it's hard to see, but she seems a tad overstretched.
In fact I strongly suggest you guys try this first even if she wants a new frame. At least this should give you some pointers how the fit should be. As de Zwarten said, the reach of those smaller frames doesn't diminish that much unless you radically opt for smaller wheels.
A better pic would be nice - not for riding position, just to check out your GF!
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