- Thoughts on frame size… (road I'm afraid)
is the seat tube on the large actually too long for you to ride it ?
if not, I’d look at headtube lengths as presumably that’s the only other difference between the 2
are the other angles on these new frames similar to the bike you already ride and like ? If not, no guarantee that you’ll like a short stem on them anywayPosted 4 years agoaPMember
I’m thinking of retiring my best road bike after 8 years, and the builder I’m interested in has stock frames for which my preferred TT length sits between 2 sizes. I’m 5’8″ and because I have short legs and a long torso and arms I ride compact 565mm TT frames (bespoke and off the shelf), which suits me just fine.Posted 4 years ago
What I’m looking at has M @ 545 or L @ 565, however the large has a 556 seat tube, and the M @ 526.
If I went for the M how different handling is it likely to be if I used a 120mm stem to get back to the length I prefer with the standover I’d be happier with.
The other option is to replicate my current 8 year old frame as a bespoke frame build, but I’m happy to not spend the extra.
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