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How tall are you tpbiker? The 145 doesn’t feel as long as it looks on paper.
My friend with a 145 is 5’7″ and rides an ML with 35mm stem. She also tried the M, which also fit. The small jumps in sizes mean often two bikes will fit, giving you a choice, or a dilemma, depending on how you look at it. Equally people up to around 5’10” seem happy on an ML.
I’m also 5’7″ and would go for the ML having ridden both the M and ML. When I demoed the 145 Ben said he’d put me on an ML when he saw me, and he was right. I currently ride a M in the old model Aeris as there was no ML size, just M or L.
If you’re unsure try to get a demo or at least speak to the guys at Bird.Posted 4 months agotpbikerMember
5.9 with short arms.. And legs
The seat tube is fine in either size however..
Current reach on bike is 425 mm, so throwing 60mm on that is something I’m struggling to get my head round.. Even if I lose 15*mm off my stem.
I can see how it would benefit full on flat out descending.. But im a mincer who would use it mainly on red and black trail centres.. I have a downhill bike for my alpine adventures so this may be too much of bikePosted 4 months ago
Arguably a 120 might be better suited to that use, but the sizing is still pretty much the same. The 120 pedals even better than the 145 and the 145 pedals well.
Personally I like the long reach, plenty of room and don’t feel over the front of the bike on steeps. But with the steep seat angle it doesn’t feel long when seated, and that helps it climb well too.
Try to get a demo. I wasn’t convinced on paper/numbers originally, especially comparing to the short bike I had previously.Posted 4 months ago
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