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Offline a08

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How Tall are you, How Long is your TT?
« on: April 08, 2018, 06:31:58 AM »
Im riding a colony cube, 18", and I'm just getting back into things but its soo small feeling to me. I've been out of riding for about 2 years and picked this up for a good deal, i plan to only ride flat so i felt good about getting something so specific, but now I'm wondering if it being so small will hinder the learning process?


what do you all think, and for reference, what size TT do you ride and how tall are you? (might be useful to know if you ride flat only or also ride park/street/etc as well)

Offline flatlanderic

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Re: How Tall are you, How Long is your TT?
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2018, 12:28:29 PM »
6'6" and currently i have a 18.8 TT but ive gone from 18.6-23.0 just to see how other frames feel and usually 19 is my go to

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Re: How Tall are you, How Long is your TT?
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2018, 10:59:10 PM »
5'9" Flatland only, back/front wheel. Feels like different cs also important. Went from Colony Exon (18.9tt, 12.8 chainstays) to StMartin Diamond (19.4tt, 12 cs). Feels not longer at all. 

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Re: How Tall are you, How Long is your TT?
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2018, 11:24:10 PM »
Hi,
don't forget to consider the wheelbase which is very important!
I am 1.88 m (6'2"?) and ride a frame with 48.7cm = 19.2" TT, 33.5 cm = 13.2" CS and 83.5 cm = 32.9" wheelbase (with a zero offset fork).
I ride flatland only and had shorter and longer frames in the past. The current one feels very good for me.

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Re: How Tall are you, How Long is your TT?
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2018, 10:19:06 AM »
Hi,
don't forget to consider the wheelbase which is very important!
I am 1.88 m (6'2"?) and ride a frame with 48.7cm = 19.2" TT, 33.5 cm = 13.2" CS and 83.5 cm = 32.9" wheelbase (with a zero offset fork).
I ride flatland only and had shorter and longer frames in the past. The current one feels very good for me.
That is very true, a rider should also consider fork offset and also the stem reach is very important.
The same frame and fork will feel totally different with a 30mm stem vs a 45mm or 50mm stem.
Same thing with bars height, a high bar on a small frame can give you a feeling that the bike is too small, a very low bar on a long frame can feel like the frame is too long than it actually is (and will also give you a back pain).
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Re: How Tall are you, How Long is your TT?
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2018, 02:24:25 AM »
man I just went through this myself! Well, over the past 3 or so years I've been trying to find what felt good to me.

I'm 6' but have long arms. Probably about what somebody 6'2" would have. I tried a 19" Intrikat..felt too short (was my first modern frame after 23 or so years away). Tried a 20.25" Haro La Bastille... felt too long. I wanted a 20" Intrikat but at the time they weren't making them any more. So, I'm currently riding a 19.9" Autum Katze. I also ride with minimal offset forks (13mm Primo Strand V2) and Intrikat 9" bars with the 40mm S&M Enduro stem... I have about 1.5" of spacers below my stem as well. My bars are maybe a couple degrees beyond in line with my forks (forward).

This is feeling pretty great to me currently. I have moments where something still feels a little off. But, I'm trying my hardest to leave things as they are to see if it's just me that sucks at riding flat;)

oh yeah, I only ride flat ;D

hope that helps man! Let us know what you end up doing!


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Re: How Tall are you, How Long is your TT?
« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2018, 08:19:05 AM »
6'5 19.5TT  :D
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Re: How Tall are you, How Long is your TT?
« Reply #7 on: April 26, 2020, 03:55:16 AM »
6 foot and on the 19.5 frames. Currently on an s&m made Infinity 19.5 soon to be a haro Matthias 19.5
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