- Lynskey road bike sizing advice
Not having owned a proper road bike before, I was wondering if anyone could give me a bit of a point in the right direction with regard to sizing.
I'm looking at a Lynskey R340 and can't decide between the small or medium frame size.
I'm 5ft 7 and both my mountain bike is 16" with 22.5" eff top tube and a 70mm stem.
I know that the angles make it difficult to work out from my mountain bike size, but has anyone got any advice ❓
I've looked at the Planet X website as I know that their Ti's are made by Lynskey and although they are slighty different geometry wise, they would suggest a small; although I seem to be on the border between the two.
Any help will be really appreciated 🙂
The geometry on the Lynskey is –
HEAD TUBE ANGLE______________72.5______72.5
SEAT TUBE ANGLE______________74________73.5
TOP TUBE LENGTH : EFFECTIVE__53________55
TOP TUBE LENGTH : ACTUAL_____51.5______53.5
TOP TUBE SLOPE_______________8.2_______7.4
HEAD TUBE LENGTH_____________11.5______13
CHAIN STAY LENGTH____________40.8______40.8
SEAT TUBE LENGTH_____________48________50
STAND OVER HEIGHT____________73.9______75.6
*all in cm'sPosted 9 years ago
Daffy – Member
6' with 32" inside leg here and ride a 56cm Litespeed with a 56.5cm TT and a 100mm stem
That's brilliant,going off your height and bike dimensions, the 55cm top tube on the Lynskey will be too long for me at 5ft 7.
Think I'll be better with the small then.Posted 9 years ago
thumbie – Member
Shoot them an email – they are very helpful
They've been great with responding to e-mails.
They reckon a medium would probably fit me, I'm just worried about the top tube length.
Their medium has a 55cm eff top tube which seems to be a lot longer than frames from other brands.Posted 9 years ago
I've had a look at the Wrench Science site as they have a sizing guide and they reckon I should have a total reach of 61cm.
Based on what they reckon, with the 55cm top tube of the medium; I'd have to run a 60mm stem.
I don't know how good that site is though.
I think I'll be best trying a few bikes from different companies and seeing which comes closest to Lynskey's geometry.Posted 9 years ago
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