Another Soul Question
I’m 5ft 8 and recently settled for a Small frame and 75mm stem, after riding Medium frames. Saddle feels slightly high compared to the rest of the bike to get ideal leg position for xc and a 410 post is a must. Can always drop it for techy stuff if its a problem. Its all good though.Posted 6 years ago
5’8″, 32″ leg, small Soul with a 90mm stem, I reckon I couldn’t get away with a smaller stem tho I’ll try it one day if I can blag one
it’s very agile. I reckon I could ride a medium too but I’d sooner be at the top of the size range for the frame than at the bottom, and anyway it’s for twisty ST
if you’re near Surrey, come and try it, email in profile
lots of seatpost showing, right to the limit – a USE Sumo Ti, 10mm offset
ps for people at our height consider getting shorter cranks than the default 175mm, I run 170 and I defo spin up quickerPosted 6 years ago
I did ask Paul @ Cotic on sizing, he said he’s the same size as me and can fit a medium but a small is more fun. esp for twisty singletrack. I never rode a medium but the small defo is fun. I have a medium SC Blur Classic too and it’s a tractor in comparison.
@drapper well we’re pretty close to Gatwick too, should you be passing thru this way any timePosted 6 years agohonourablegeorgeMember
drapper – Member
thanks for the advise lads! i’m over in the emerald isle so will try and get a test closer to home!
OC Tuning have BFes coming out their ears at the moment, get a sit on one of those. They’re the same geometry as the Soul.
@jruk – I’m 6’1″ on a large Soul, 711 bars, 70 stem, perfect.Posted 6 years agoJonEdwardsMember
Paul is indeed about 5’8″ and rides a small Soul with a 65mm stem, and a slight layback post. From memory he’s relatively long leg/short body though.
I’m 5’10” and ride a medium and it’s a spot on all day fit (70mm stem, slight layback post), although my small BFe is not too much too small – compact rather than cramped if that makes sense.Posted 6 years agobrakesMember
5’9″ with a 31″ inside leg, broad shoulders and longish arms 😉Posted 6 years ago
I ride a medium Soul with a 70mm stem, inline seatpost, 685mm bars, and forks running 140mm travel with 1/3 sag.
It’s perfect for me – the small would be too short – my forks are probably a bit too long for what the bike is designed for (120mm?) which would mean I would be over the back on climbs.
IMO if you want a small, get a BFe.
My steerer is presently 200mm, and i believe the Small headtube is 100mm instead of 120mm for the M or L. This has resulted in me initially experimenting lowering the stem height a tad compared to my previous frame, and having a few more spacers above. The saddle height is above bar height but not excessive by any means. I can take some measurements later is you need.Posted 6 years ago
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