Little HELP!- Mtbr.com
Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: Little HELP!

  1. #1
    mtbr member
    Reputation: toyman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Posts
    105

    Little HELP!

    I've pretty much decided on a Windsor Cliff 29 Pro. I'm 5'11" and wear 32" inseam pants. My current 26" C-dale specs out as follows:

    Seat Tube Angle: 73.5
    Head Tube Angle 71.0
    Effective Top Tube Length: 57.2
    Seat Tube Length: 48.2
    Chain Stays: 42.2
    Stand Over: 77.5

    The specs for a Small Windsor Cliff 29 Pro are:

    Seat Tube Angle: 73.0
    Head Tube Angle 71.0
    Effective Top Tube Length: 58.4
    Seat Tube Length: 43.1
    Chain Stays: 45.5
    Stand Over: 78.51

    The specs for a Med Windsor Cliff 29 Pro are:

    Seat Tube Angle: 73.0
    Head Tube Angle 71.0
    Effective Top Tube Length: 60.2
    Seat Tube Length: 48.2
    Chain Stays: 45.5
    Stand Over: 80.7

    Is the small the size for me??? The effective TT length and Stand Over on the small are pretty comparable, but the Medium seems to be a bit taller and longer in comparison to my C-dale. I think I'm going to throw my order in tomorrow so I appreciate any help. I got some great feedback from some guys who've purchased a few bikes from them at a ride today.
    1995 Cannondale M500, Amp F3XC Fork
    1996 Scott Vertigo LSD (FS), Judy XC Fork
    2009 Windsor Cliff 29 Pro, RS Tora Race

  2. #2
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    3,487
    The small would probably be a better fit, but you may need to get a 400mm seatpost. I have a 32" inseam also, and I can just fit on a 17" frame with the seatpost all the way extended. From the measurements you listed that frame is a little smaller than a 17", so at least for me I would need a longer seatpost. The medium frame seems pretty big, a top tube length of 60.2 is really long, and you would have about no standover.
    2015 Niner Jet 9 Carbon
    2014 Focus Raven 27R
    2017 Lynskey GR250
    2016 Niner BSB
    1987 Haro RS1

  3. #3
    mtbr member
    Reputation: toyman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Posts
    105
    Thanks for confirming my thoughts! (read: I ordered the bike at lunch!) Can't wait for it to get here. I checked my C-dale seat post and it's extended about 4". The shorter 5.1cm is 1.2" according to my metric conversion between seatpost length. Theoretically I'll have 5.2" (+/-) showing on a 300mm/11.8" seatpost. Or, I'll get a 400mm if necessary!
    1995 Cannondale M500, Amp F3XC Fork
    1996 Scott Vertigo LSD (FS), Judy XC Fork
    2009 Windsor Cliff 29 Pro, RS Tora Race

Members who have read this thread: 0

Posting Permissions

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

THE SITE

ABOUT MTBR

VISIT US AT

© Copyright 2019 VerticalScope Inc. All rights reserved.