Help - need a favor from an Ogre Owner with a camera and a few minutes to spare
I'm trying to size myself for an Ogre frame before I hit the buy button
from Jensonusa or the like.
My current bike has "approx" 89.5cm or 35 inches between the top of the saddle and the spindle of the pedal at the bottom of its stroke (kept in line with the seat tube of the frame).
I'm 5' 11" and my inseam is approx 87.5cm or 34 inches when I do the book between the legs thing and mark against the wall.
(Just had a scare as my landlady is due home and I was having difficulty getting the pen mark off the wall:madman: - LOL. Some methylated spirits did the trick in the end and the stress nearly caused me a heart attack).:nono:
My thoughts were it might be relevant how much seatpost is standing up out of the frame.
I'd like to see a comparison between an 18 and 20 frame size.
If anyone with either an 18 or 20 inch Ogre and the time to take a pic with your saddletop and pedal spindletop with 35 inches between them it would be a huge help in me deciding which Ogre frame to buy.
I've had different advice and not sure which way to go.
Some people say go 18 as per most guys of my height in the Karate Monkey thread whilst others say go the 20 due to me wanting a touring/bikepacking rig for on and off road long distance touring.
My last mountainbike had a 19 inch seat tube and I always thought I might have liked a tad smaller frame although I also wonder now if the real issue was how long the stem was as I felt too stretched out.
I didnt know then I could have just bought a shorter reach stem.
Can anyone help?
36" from pedal to top of saddle, 29" from center of BB: