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    Help - Moving from an old 26er to a very recent trek stache 29er plus

    Hi there,
    I used to ride a 2004 cannondale badboy ultra either with 26x2.1 wheels or 700x19mm. I am 5'7'' tall and I ride a frame size small with ETT=56.6cm and a very short stem (35mm I guess) which fits me perfectly.
    I am now moving to 29er plus due to claimed advantages.
    However I have doubts about frame sizing. I was thinking on a carbon trek stache. Trek recommended size is a 17.5 with a ETT=61.1cm for people 5'3''-5'7'' tall.
    I was wondering if a trek stache 15.5 wouldn't be preferable as the ETT=58.3cm, thus much closer to my old cannondale but above it.
    My concern is that Trek sizing chart recomends size 15.5 for riders bellow 5'3''.
    I tried to demo a stache but the bike does not exist in Portugal.
    I hope I can hear your expertise
    Regards

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    Iím 5í7Ē, and I ride a 17.5 Stache with a 45mm stem. Fits me perfect.


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    Thank you very much!
    Can you post a picture with you in the bike for me to see if you are more on the uprigth position or layed over the bars?

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    Iíll get a picture later today or tomorrow when I ride. Itís freezing cold here in Texas today.


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    Does your Cannondale have drop bars on it?
    It's all good!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beicster View Post
    Does your Cannondale have drop bars on it?
    No it has not, it has a flat bar

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    It looks like the Cannondale's run a bit big, and I can tell you from experience that Trek runs a bit small. My wife is 5'6" and rides a 17.5 Trek Fuel comfortably. My daughter is 5'4" and can ride it comfortably too.
    We don't ride to add days to our life, we ride to add life to the days we have left here.

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    Does your trek store have the fit guru machine? If so they can put in the numbers of their bike and you actually can feel what the fit would be like.. Its a trek thing

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    Here in Portugal, we only have very small retailers. There is no fitting machine.
    I also looked for the small surly krampus geometry numbers, and salsa woodsmoke, and they are very similar to the trek Stache 15,5. However, surly and salsa small frames are recommended for much taller persons

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    Top tubes are getting longer these days. Get the 17.5 bike.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ecavaco View Post
    Hi there,
    I used to ride a 2004 cannondale badboy ultra either with 26x2.1 wheels or 700x19mm. I am 5'7'' tall and I ride a frame size small with ETT=56.6cm and a very short stem (35mm I guess) which fits me perfectly.
    I am now moving to 29er plus due to claimed advantages.
    However I have doubts about frame sizing. I was thinking on a carbon trek stache. Trek recommended size is a 17.5 with a ETT=61.1cm for people 5'3''-5'7'' tall.
    I was wondering if a trek stache 15.5 wouldn't be preferable as the ETT=58.3cm, thus much closer to my old cannondale but above it.
    My concern is that Trek sizing chart recomends size 15.5 for riders bellow 5'3''.
    I tried to demo a stache but the bike does not exist in Portugal.
    I hope I can hear your expertise
    Regards

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    You need to measure your inseam with shoes also.
    You can have a long torso with shorter legs and need a larger size than long legs with a short torso.

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    I test road a salsa woodsmoke. Was very similar in size compared to my stache..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Psycho1 View Post
    I test road a salsa woodsmoke. Was very similar in size compared to my stache..

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    Thank you! What is your stache frame size and how tall you are?
    regards

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ecavaco View Post
    Thank you! What is your stache frame size and how tall you are?
    regards
    I ride an xl.. I 6'3". But when you compare the frame specs. Very similar and rides very similar..

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