Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 50 of 84
  1. #1
    mtbr member
    Reputation: leadpack's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Posts
    40

    What's your height and What size is your Cannondale?

    Just curious of the sizes of cannondale bikes people buy based on their height. Would appreciate your comment on fit and ride comfort. please specify model /year and size. Thanks!

    heres mine:
    Model: Carbon Rush
    Year: 2008
    size: Large
    Height: 6 ft.

  2. #2
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    399
    There is no one right answer. For me, at 5' 10", I have three different sizes. Height alone is meaningless. Some people have short torsos long legs; others vice versa. Do don't take the feedback from here as definitive. Get properly fitted.

    For me:

    "Bad Boy" commuter (Furio X frame): XL. Wanna be stretched out on the road; seat tube isn't too long. Furio X have Caffeine geometry, rather than Optimo or Furio geometry..

    Hardtails & Scalpel: L. Pure cross-country riding.

    Few times I've ridden fairly technical stuff on a Moto: M.

    Quote Originally Posted by leadpack
    Just curious of the sizes of cannondale bikes people buy based on their height. Would appreciate your comment on fit and ride comfort. please specify model /year and size. Thanks!

  3. #3
    mtbr member
    Reputation: nathanbal's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    1,412
    Model: Rize & Scalpel
    Year: 2008
    size: Large
    Height: 6 ft 1 in

  4. #4
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Posts
    8
    Hey leadpak,
    i'am riding a RIZE (great bike) size: L.

    Height is 185cm and to my crotch with shoes are 89cm.
    I agree with almontebarnes you have to get properly fitted!

    Max

  5. #5
    Spaghetti biker
    Reputation: Bomber70's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    42
    I stand at 1m 93 cm, mine is a customized Rush 2007, sized XL; she is better portrayed in my profile.
    Last edited by Bomber70; 03-12-2009 at 06:50 AM.
    Better afoot than without My C'Dale

  6. #6
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Posts
    739
    I ride a 2008 Rush 4 size L and my height is 6'1 (~184cm), inseam is just under 34" (~86cm).

    When I adjust the seatpost so that my knee has a 5-10 degree bend at the bottom of my stroke, the seat is a couple inches above the handlebars. This is after throwing on a 2" riser bar to replace the mid-rise bar that came stock on the bike. The stem is the stock one, 120mm with 5 degree rise...

  7. #7
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Ray Lee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    1,204
    I'm 6'2" ride a Large Prophet, XL F7 and XL Marin Muirwoods 29er

  8. #8
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Tackhammer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Posts
    428
    5'8" Medium aluminum Rush. Shorter legs, longer torso. Not sure, but probably could have been happy on a small, too.

  9. #9
    mtbr member
    Reputation: chomxxo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Posts
    1,199
    I am 6'4" (193cm) with a 6'7" wingspan. I ride an XL-sized Scalpel. Scalpels run pretty large actually because of the long top tube.

    I was riding a 140mm stem but when I upgraded to a Lefty the longest SI stem made was 120mm. I think it was a change for the better as it helps set me back a little farther on steep downhills. I might even try a 100mm stem. I still ride flat bars and bar ends, it's an XC bike after all.

  10. #10
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    5
    08 Rush 5z Medium frame. I am 5'11". Was fitted on both a medium and large frame. Medium frame seemed to fit me a little better.

  11. #11
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Posts
    39
    5'8" on a Large F7

    The large feels a bit big but the medium felt a bit cramped. I was right in between.

    Edit: I took my first ride today (nothing fancy just a few highway miles) and it feels just right. I am glad that I didn't go with the Med.
    Last edited by Frontier Summit; 03-14-2009 at 03:09 PM.
    08 Cannondale F7 Disc

  12. #12
    My spoon is too big!
    Reputation: medieval's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    881
    6'1" long legs, short torso, on a medium Prophet. It fits great for tech. riding, I just need a long seat post for XC riding. The large really felt too long in the TT for me.

    Would have been perfect with a L seat tube, and M top tube.
    "If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world."
    J. R. R. Tolkien

  13. #13
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    175
    5' 11'' (30'' pants inseam)- medium Caffeine/Bad Boy - Tried large, but it felt to big and standover height wasn't good. Medium fits like a glove using 110mm stem.

  14. #14
    mtbr member
    Reputation: amillmtb's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Posts
    2,423
    5' 9.5''
    150 lbs (68.0 kg)
    Medium Rush
    100 mm stem

  15. #15
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Posts
    1,453
    6.0 with 33" inseam
    Size- Large
    Bike- 2008 Carbon Rush
    Feel- Perfect

  16. #16
    Scalpel Fan
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    429
    5'8 w/ 30" inseam
    09 F29er Caffeine (M) & 06 Scalpel 1000 (M)

  17. #17
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Posts
    64
    6'0"
    32 inseam
    Medium
    09 scalpel 2

  18. #18
    mtbr member
    Reputation: traffic002's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Posts
    1,938
    5'-7" w/30" inseam. shorter arms.
    2007 Rush 4 Medium.

  19. #19
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Cannon858's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    91
    Helloooooooooo out there!
    6'3" 220lbs Prophet XL w/xxfirm springs in lefty
    &
    L Gemini w/x stiff springs in front fork(breakout)

  20. #20
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Gemini's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    282
    5'10" (180cm), 68 KG's (don't know the pounds...maybe 136?)
    and ride a JUDGE DH in L und soon a Perp 2 in L ;-)) Fits perfect (the Judge)!

  21. #21
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    12
    2009 F4 Caffeine
    Me: 6ft and 87kg
    Bike:Large

  22. #22
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Spoon Man's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    180
    Prophet
    5'6"
    Small
    All I know is that I don't know nothin'... and that's fine.

  23. #23
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Posts
    453
    5' 8 "

    08 Scalpel Team and 01Jekyll both medium

    54 on my Roadbike
    52 on my tri-bike

  24. #24
    I Tried Them ALL... SuperModerator
    Reputation: Cayenne_Pepa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    6,108
    5'7" Medium F2000 SL Optimo hardtail. I could have easily gone small- but my torso is long, and I would have felt cramped. Everybody is different. Get fitted by a pro, or Google bicycle size fitting, and get every angle possible, on what best suits a particular rider. You will know your bike is dialed-in to you, once you notice rides becoming easier, longer, and most of all- funner.
    "Life is way too short to own anything crappy"

  25. #25
    mtbr member
    Reputation: ryguy79's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    1,612
    I'm about 5'8" on a large uber v.

  26. #26
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    74
    5'11"
    31" inseam
    Large Prophet ('05 800)

    Changed to a Thomson setback seatpost and 2" rise handlebar to make it feel right for me.

  27. #27
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Posts
    13
    5`11
    Rize 2
    Large frameset
    Work in progress not built it up yet but hope I bought the right size frame

  28. #28
    Ridin' dirty!
    Reputation: cdalemaniac's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    1,949
    6'1"
    32" inseam
    Large Prophet w/set back seat post, 120mm stem w/5° rise
    Used to ride a medium because I rode mostly technical trails
    I moved to GA. were the trails have longer climbing sections and my lower back was killing me due to the fact I was a little too cramped on the bike.
    Should've bought a L in the first place.....
    "Common sense isn't always that common!"
    Custom Prophet and Custom Delta V

  29. #29
    FIRENZE rulez !!
    Reputation: eliflap's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    3,828
    i'm 173cm , 5' 7"

    M size every Cannondale owned

  30. #30
    mtbr member
    Reputation: ecox's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    99
    6'0" and a 34" inseam. 2006 Bad Boy Ultra, size XL. I have about 2 inches clearance between my boys and the bike when standing over it in my bare feet.

  31. #31
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    1,183
    5'11, Large F5

  32. #32
    mtbr member
    Reputation: mgreen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    46
    5'11 220lbs.

    I ride a Large 2007 Prophet 4 and it fits me to a T . I ride everything from mild to wild terrain.

  33. #33
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Cory5129's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Posts
    31
    6'2", 240lbs, with a 36" inseam. I had a large 06 Prophet, which was too small for me. I felt like my weight was too far forward. I now ride a 08 XL Prophet that fits me just right.
    Last edited by Cory5129; 03-15-2009 at 02:07 PM.

  34. #34
    I am a work in progress
    Reputation: gr8outdrsmn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    218
    I am 6'4, 190 pounds and ride a XL 1999 F400

    My dad is 6'1, 190 pounds and is about to buy a XL '09 F7
    Don't take life too seriously, you'll never get out alive.

  35. #35
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Hardtail Rider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Posts
    206
    I'm 6' 2" w/ 32" inseam riding a Large 2009 F7

    I don't know if this is the right size, but the LBS told me it is...
    hmmm....
    Upgrade what you need, not what you Want.

  36. #36
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    67
    5' 10" (30" inseam) 165 lbs.

    '07 Carbon Rush size M - perfect fit!

    I also fit well on my size M Super V

  37. #37
    I am a work in progress
    Reputation: gr8outdrsmn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    218
    Quote Originally Posted by Hardtail Rider
    I'm 6' 2" w/ 32" inseam riding a Large 2009 F7

    I don't know if this is the right size, but the LBS told me it is...
    hmmm....
    It's all a matter of personal preference. My dad could ride a large, but he likes the feel of the XL better.

    On the other hand, the owner of my LBS is my height, but prefers the L frames for a shorter wheelbase for tighter maneuvering on his 29er
    Don't take life too seriously, you'll never get out alive.

  38. #38
    SALLGUD
    Reputation: azdrawdy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Posts
    449
    Height: 6'4", 230 lbs
    Inseam: 34.5"
    2009 Caffeine F29er 2, size XL

    MD

  39. #39
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    301
    Height: 6'-6"
    Weight: 195lbs
    Bike: Prophet Large with the "Brown" front spring.

  40. #40
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    69
    Hi there,

    183cm / 6'0"
    L Prophet, 100mm stem, blacker than black spring in the Lefty, Thomson layback SP, Easton XC LR bars.

    Could have gone the Med, but for 90% of my riding this is a great setup.
    Professional Lurker + exPropheteer (I got the poison, I got the Remedy)

  41. #41
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    80

    6'4" Xl

    6'4"
    36" inseam
    XL '03 Jekyl

    Fits well but may switch to a 29'er

  42. #42
    daddydownhiller
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    1
    5'9", Medium JUDGE

  43. #43
    mtbr member
    Reputation: chomxxo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Posts
    1,199
    ASI CA, can you talk about how you feel at your height on a size Large frame? Just curious because I am tall but have considered the possibility of trying a smaller frame.

    Quote Originally Posted by ASI CA
    Height: 6'-6"
    Weight: 195lbs
    Bike: Prophet Large with the "Brown" front spring.

  44. #44
    Are you talking to me?
    Reputation: damion's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Posts
    3,884

    Gemini.

    6'3" 215lb on a XL Gemini set up as a trail bike. 5" Lefty MAX and 6" from Progressive 5th.
    gfy

  45. #45
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Dusty Lilac's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Posts
    51
    6' 2", 33" inside leg, medium Prophet, medium Gemini, both with inline seatposts and 40mm stems. I have a gravity assisted bias though

  46. #46
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    11
    I'm 5' 8" and I ride a small size Cannondale Rush. I tested both the medium and small sizes before I bought the bike. I felt more comfortable with the small. The smaller frame seemed easier to handle. I probably could just as well be comfortable with the medium if the stem was shortened. My point is that you should figure out what reach you're comfortable with. Once you figure this, you can determine a range of stem length and effective top tube length combinations that will work for you.

  47. #47
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Posts
    79
    5'9", 32" inseam, Medium '07 Carbon Rush.

  48. #48
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    301
    Quote Originally Posted by chomxxo
    ASI CA, can you talk about how you feel at your height on a size Large frame? Just curious because I am tall but have considered the possibility of trying a smaller frame.
    My reference point for what size mountain bike to buy was my 25 year old Hutch 24 BMX race cruiser (ok you can stop laughing).

    When I was ready to buy my bike (my first MTB) the LBS had several Prophets in stock, a L and an XL. When I compared the seat to handlebar distance the Large seemed huge and the XL seemed almost too big when compared to my Hutch. The L was also in my price range, so the deal was done.

    A year and 3 months later, I have can ride and handle (jump, bunny hop, brake slide, flick around) my Prophet as good or better than I ever could on my Hutch 24. Not to mention my endurance is getting better all the time.

    I will say that going from a single speed 24 bmx to a FS 26 AM was interesting. I basically had to re learn how to do many things I took for granted on a 24. I am now very comfortable on my Prophet and actually un comfortable on my trusty Hutch.

    As a point,I will add that I did put wider,taller (than stock) bars, a lay back seatpost and am looking in to some 180mm cranks.

    Looking back I think I would have learned the same things on an XL. But for the moment I am happy riding and occasionally racing my L Prophet.

    I am doing some lusting after a Carbon Rush, a Scalpel as well as a Gary Fisher 29 Superfly. When I make my next purchase I will use my Prophet as a reference and that will aid in the next frame size decision. I am not sure at this point what size I would choose. Oh and I plan to keep my Prophet no matter what else I buy.

    Cheers!

  49. #49
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Posts
    32

    L

    6'1" (186cm)
    210 lb (95kg)
    Rider's weight doesn't really matter, since there is no weight limit with Cannondale bikes anyways...even with Scalpels.

    '08 Rize 1, Large (24.5 inches top tube)
    '09 Bad Boy Ultra, Large (24.5 inches top tube)

  50. #50
    Hawkish on Choads
    Reputation: jhandy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    103
    I am 5'9" 32" inseam and I have a M Rush that is very comforatable. i just got a L Rize because the M felt like the top tube was to small. I have only ridden once but it felt great.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •