Sanderson Frame sizing
I'm 5'8" and I had a 16in Sanderson. IIRC they are a tad longer (1/2 inch?) than an Inbred. They are certainly loooong bikes, put it that way!
If you're on a 16in Inbred, a 16in Sanderson will be spot on.
I did say they're long didn't I? Yes. They ARE long. 🙂
EDITPosted 7 years ago
Basically, you're 2 inches taller than me, and I've got a 30in inside leg, so it's all in your legs. 16in. You don't need it any longer. 🙂julianwilsonMember
I am 5'11" and have 33" indside leg. I liked my mate's 16" 456 with a short stem and looooong inline seatpost, its a 'fun' rather than efficient riding position. I also ride an 18" soloist with a 100mm stem and 350mm post all the way out which is much more 'xc' but just right. I wouldn't want a 16". I suppose i would be wary of seatpost length if you went for a 16" sanderson: if you are proportioned like me you will need a 400mm post about an inch away from max.Posted 7 years agomonkfishMember
Thanks for the responses gents very prompt.
So to summarise, get one of each just in case 🙂
Riding will be predominantly XC, Woburn sort of stuff up to 4 hours in the saddle.
The On-one has a 50mm stem with a straight post. I had a Cotic medium frame that pushed me further forward than the 456, but fitted equally as well.Posted 7 years agojulianwilsonMember
So to summarise, get one of each just in case
😆 that's the way its looking isn't it! Perhaps best to try a couple. IIRC the geometry is the same on the breath, life and soloist so you don't have to be fussy which ones you have a go on. I'm in deepest devon with an 18" if that helps.Posted 7 years agoScienceofficerMember
A short 6ft here. I've been running a 16inch 456 for a couple of years as a 'woods play bike' but its actually morphed into my main ride for the last year.
As I've got fitter and the mileage has gone up, I've realised its a bit too short for the longer rides. I'm also right at the limit of a 410mm seatpost. I'd get an 18 next time.
Having looked at the specs, the 456 and Sanderson are the same length.Posted 7 years agoPeterPoddyMember
I've just looked up the specs –
456 (ACTUAL TOP-TUBE)
16 – 584mm
18 – 597mm
Life/Breath (ACTUAL TOP-TUBE)
16 – 584mm
18 – 597mm
Soloist (ACTUAL TOP-TUBE)
16 – 559mm
18 – 572mm
Yep, that's not a missprint, a 456 is identical in length to a Life/Breath 🙂
So, if you like your 16in 456, a 16 in Life/Breath will be spot on, but you'll need an 18in Soloist.
Confusion sorted. 🙂Posted 7 years agomonkfishMember
I'm looking at getting either a Breath of Life frame but I'm not sure on sizing. At 5' 10" with a 32" inside leg I currently ride a 16" 456 which is a perfect fit.
I've phoned a couple of bike shops and one said 16 the other 18 just to confuse the issue.
I would also be interested to know if there were any changes to the frame between the current models and last years models.Posted 7 years ago
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