- Quarterhorse owners….
How do you find the sizing? I’m 6ft 3 albeit slightly monkey in proportion so would fit smack bang in the middle of their sizing for XL but looking at the geometry sheet I’m a bit worried about the seemingly short reach measurement. My Yelli is c.450mm whereas these come in at 427mm which is 20mm shorter than pretty much anything else on the market for that size save for downhill bikes. I like running my 55mm stem and don’t want to go out to a long stem to compensate. Already use wide bars too. Of course a quick sit on an XL would solve the issue but that is not going to be possible. A I fussing over something that is largely irrelevant when riding?
SSStu – if you see this….what size is your yelli, how tall are you and what size QH did you go for?Posted 4 years ago
Thanks guys. Accu I think I may just be used to longer bikes after riding the yelli but that’s not to say I wouldn’t like the shorter QH. Used to love hoofing around on my Alpine and I very much doubt that is anywhere near as long as this. Same with the 18 inch five….which on that subject its annoying i cant find any reach figures for either on google. Just an expensive punt to take 😕
Clink – ett I’m not fussed about as this is just a pedal up at a relatively sedate pace and then go as fast as possible down bike. Got a swift for other stuff.Posted 4 years agoCheezpleezSubscriber
Dunno if this is any help – I’m a different height and my experience is with different bikes but anyway…Posted 4 years ago
I’ve recently bought a Buzzard after riding a medium Yelli. The Buzzard also has a shorter reach than the Yelli and I was a little worried it might be too short. It definitely feels shorter but if anything I prefer it for the kind of riding these bikes are intended for.
@gotama what do you think the QH will give you that the beloved Yelli doesn’t?
I’m with Cheez on fit (I’ll be putting a shorter stem on my Yelli soon, and adding some travel to raise the bars).
I’m also not seeing any downside, in terms of speed, to the shorter/wider/higher fit. Maybe for knocking out 20 miles on a fire road the classic long/low/narrow fit is better, but for the 2-3 hour fun, and very varied, rides we do it’s not material.Posted 4 years ago
@matt…. What will the QH give me the yelli can’t…..a new bike 😀
More seriously I’ve always loved the look of these frames, particularly the Germanic build quality. I’m one of those people that also loves nicolai bikes. The yelli was a second hand ‘cheap’ way of trying big wheels out on a, dare I say it, hardcore hardtail and it is a great frame but this is one of those frames I’ve always hankered after, bit like a by:stickel although that’s another step again. As it happens my swift has the same reach as the QH so ive stuck a silly short stem on that for a play and I’ve jacked the yelli back up to 140mm from 120mm to make the reach a bit shorter and the stack higher. Probably massively faffing over numbers but these are bloody expensive hardtail frames and I doubt the second hand market is that great if I find it too short.
Oh and price….985 euro for the frame plus 25 for shipping which is neither here nor there.Posted 4 years ago
I can see the appeal, geo is v similar to Yelli though so I think you need to break that first.
Price comes out very similar to a new Yelli, but it’s 853. I rode a buddie’s El Mariachi the other day and could instantly feel the softness in the rear compared to my Yelli.Posted 4 years ago
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