Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    51

    sonic sizing revisted

    First, I currently have a 19" khs alite hardtail but im shopping for DS frame. The top contenders are the xc604 and the haro vl120 offerings because my LBS works both these brands and I like to take my business there (he has no vl120's and has sold 0 of them). I've been studying the geometry charts but i'm still unable to piece it all together. I like my 19" hardtail but I feel the standover height is reaching the limit. The geometry chart shows the 18" haro has the angles of my hardtail, a shorter top tube, but a higher standover. I'm about 5'10 or 5'11 and 215lbs. Does haro have a relative height sizing chart yet?


    Haro geo
    Model Size/ Head Angle/ Seat Angle/ Top Tube (Effective)/ Seat Tube (C-T) Chainstay BB Height Wheel Base/ Stand Over

    18 71 73.5 23.6 /600 18.0 /460 16.3 /415 12.5 /317 42.2 /1073 30.9 /786
    20 71.5 73.5 24.6 /625 20.0 /510 16.3 /415 12.5 /317 43.2 /1097 31.9 /812

    http://www.khsbicycles.com/Images/Ge.../07-geo-HT.jpg
    Last edited by old68; 08-30-2007 at 11:19 AM. Reason: formatting

  2. #2
    Haro Product Manager
    Reputation: PatSS's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    118
    Quote Originally Posted by old68
    First, I currently have a 19" khs alite hardtail but im shopping for DS frame. The top contenders are the xc604 and the haro vl120 offerings because my LBS works both these brands and I like to take my business there (he has no vl120's and has sold 0 of them). I've been studying the geometry charts but i'm still unable to piece it all together. I like my 19" hardtail but I feel the standover height is reaching the limit. The geometry chart shows the 18" haro has the angles of my hardtail, a shorter top tube, but a higher standover. I'm about 5'10 or 5'11 and 215lbs. Does haro have a relative height sizing chart yet?


    Haro geo
    Model Size/ Head Angle/ Seat Angle/ Top Tube (Effective)/ Seat Tube (C-T) Chainstay BB Height Wheel Base/ Stand Over

    18 71 73.5 23.6 /600 18.0 /460 16.3 /415 12.5 /317 42.2 /1073 30.9 /786
    20 71.5 73.5 24.6 /625 20.0 /510 16.3 /415 12.5 /317 43.2 /1097 31.9 /812

    http://www.khsbicycles.com/Images/Ge.../07-geo-HT.jpg
    The best thing you can do is go to your LBS and have them request a Demo in a Box in each size and ride both at your local trails. I am the same hieght as you and i ride the 18". But i am pretty close to the 20" size it would depend if you want the shorter TT or longer TT. The Demos do not cost the shop anything but a little but of time to assemble the bike, so please take advantage of that and try the bike on your usual trails.

  3. #3
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Posts
    218
    old68, I have a 2005 KHS xc904r that I am looking to sell. It is a size Large. My ht is a KHS Alite 4000 in a medium and I went to a large with the xc904r and I find it just a tad big. I am about 5'10". I will sell it fully built up or just the frame and shock. Not sure if you are interested in a used bike but if you are and this intrigues you let me know.

Posting Permissions

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