- Think my Soul might be too small….
Cheers everyone. I have just gone out and had a measure. They appear pretty much the same so I guess it may just be the angle of dangle.
Will do a few rides and see how I get on. Just doesn’t feel as stretched as the chameleon did. Really odd.
It’s custard coloured. I’m going to try to get along with it 🙂Posted 4 years ago
Just wondering what how tall you are to the frame size you ride? I’ve just set up a medium Soul. I’m 6ft with 34 inch legs.
Got a lot of seat post showing and it feels a bit upright I suppose and feels a bit dead from the chainstays. Saying that I have come from a Chameleon and ride a surly cross check to work. My stem is 70mm.
Have I gone and bought the wrong size frame or is it a case of getting used to it? Or am I just being mental?????Posted 4 years ago
Think it probably is just me, I got back really worried I’d gone and cocked up as I normally do. Panicked a bit. I have a few spacers that I will try to take out to lower the front end a tad which might also improve things. I’d be gutted if it was too small. The custard colour and frame have really grown on me. It’s nice not to get shaken to pieces through the legs. Frame is great at deadening the rear impacts… If that makes sense….
Thanks for the info guys, gives me a bit more confidence that it’ll all be ok.Posted 4 years agoceepersSubscriber
I know the steel feel is a bit over hyped but I genuinely noticed a big difference in ride smoothness from the soul to the genesis core alu frame it replaced. Seems to be a perfect choice for where I live, least til I can convince the OH I need a full sus as well!Posted 4 years ago
Bullroar – that’s the feeling I got from it. Like the bars needed to be about an inch further forward. The Chameleon would kill the back of my legs over a longer distance. I’m on the South Downs so tend to pootle along rather than jumping off stuff which is why I thought the chameleon was a bit overbuilt for the purpose 🙂 made me look good though 🙂 a rare thing these days.
Got a 90mm stem on its way to team up with flat bars. Crossed fingers and I’m obviously going to have to increase my weekly ride intake 🙂Posted 4 years agoalandavidpetrie79Member
What size does Cy recommend for your height? I reckon that the designer of the thing would have a better idea of the size of frame you’d need than some randoms on the internet
No offence Cy btw 🙂
When trying to decide between a L & a XL, I asked Cy’s advice as he is also 6′ 3″
He reckoned I should go for a L, but in the end i decided on an XL – Im glad I did – definitely wouldn’t want it any smaller!Posted 4 years agomrmoofoMember
depends if you like ’em small, or not so small
6ft 3ins, way to many kgs, – large, with a 70mm stem.
I actually feel it is a bit small for me – loads of post showing, and about 3cms of spacers under the stem. So might be going xl solaris soon
Depends if you like arse in the air , hands by yer ankles riding ….Posted 4 years ago
Just found this post
Going to have a look through.
Appreciate the input. Nothing quite like thinking you’ve gone for the wrong one (albeit 2nd hand)Posted 4 years agobrooessMember
181cm tall here (5’11) with 33 inside leg and medium soul with 70mm stem.
Spot on for me.
A couple of setup options Cy recommended to me:
1. Stem right down to the top of the headtube for quicker steering
2. Layback seatpost
I would play around with setup before you worry too much…Posted 4 years ago
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