I you look at GT Avalanche 1.0 specs at
you'll get 734 mm standover height for a Medium sized bike. I don't know why GT confuse people by stating this number in their specs. I measured the Avalanche 1.0 frame and found that what GT mean by 'standover' is height from the ground to the top of top tube at the seat tube connection point!
If you measure the 'real' standover of the M size you'll get around 790 mm! By 'real' I mean standover from the ground to the top of top tube at the mid-point of the top tube between the head tube and the seat tube.
We have another bike - Fuji Nevada 1.0 17" and in it's specs the standover is 731 mm. If you place two bikes together frame to frame you'll be suprised - the Avalanche 1.0 Medium which is supposed to be very close in size to Fuji 17" looks more like Large of even Extra Large!
In fact Fuji Nevada 1.0 20.5" standover height is 788 mm and that's the size Avalanche Medium is.
My question is why do GT use this unconventional measurements system that confuses people?
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