• 10-22-2007
    drumstix
    Question about Helius FR sizing
    Hello, just doing some thinking right now. Im about 5' 7" tall and usually find myself between a small and a meduim frame. The last few years I was riding small framed RFX's and Six Packs. Now with the new frame sizing I probably would ride a Medium RFX. (2008)
    I usually prefer a top tube length of 22-22.5" long and then being able to drop the seat for the steep stuff I then like a shorter distance.

    Thanks,
  • 10-22-2007
    boone
    Yo Stix!
    I knew it wouldn't take you long to venture over brah :) Cheers!

    Anyway, you can get a helius cc or FR in any dang size you want! Custom TT, seat tube,
    angles. You name it. You can have it. You would prolly ride something like a small FR, maybe with a slightly longer TT.

    Hit up Err and see what he recommends on size. He really know his chit!

    Good luck buddy,
    B
  • 10-23-2007
    Err
    At 5'7" you might like a Med TT with a Small ST.

    For more freeride type riding you might be just fine on a Small.
    For better climbing you might do better on a Med.

    You're at one of those cross-over heights where specific torso, reach, and inseam measurements become critical.
  • 10-23-2007
    drumstix
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by boone
    Yo Stix!
    I knew it wouldn't take you long to venture over brah :) Cheers!

    Anyway, you can get a helius cc or FR in any dang size you want! Custom TT, seat tube,
    angles. You name it. You can have it. You would prolly ride something like a small FR, maybe with a slightly longer TT.

    Hit up Err and see what he recommends on size. He really know his chit!

    Good luck buddy,
    B




    Booooooonesta, It was one of yout posts that got me scratching my head and thinking about this frame! LOLs
  • 10-23-2007
    drumstix
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Err
    At 5'7" you might like a Med TT with a Small ST.

    For more freeride type riding you might be just fine on a Small.
    For better climbing you might do better on a Med.

    You're at one of those cross-over heights where specific torso, reach, and inseam measurements become critical.



    Thanks for the feedback Err. I have all but giving up trying to find a bike that gives inseam clearance and usually just go for a preferred top tube length.
  • 10-23-2007
    Err
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by drumstix
    Thanks for the feedback Err. I have all but giving up trying to find a bike that gives inseam clearance and usually just go for a preferred top tube length.


    I have a short inseam and long torso so I understand how ya feel. A custom geo Helius-FR with a small seat tube and a med top tube would likely be your best bet.
  • 10-23-2007
    drumstix
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Err
    I have a short inseam and long torso so I understand how ya feel. A custom geo Helius-FR with a small seat tube and a med top tube would likely be your best bet.



    That does sound rather nice!