Re: Compact Road Bike not suitable for tall riders?



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Jose Rizal

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powinc:

> I was told by one of our local bike shop staff that 'Compact frames are
> not suitable for tall riders'. He also said that the 'geometry goes out
> of whak when the frame sizes increases'.
>
> Is there any truth to this?? Or is my local shop just pushing their
> Trek's too hard? Because I did test ride a Merida 903 (at a different
> retailer) and was told it was a semi-compact frame and it felt OK.


Don't go back to that LBS: it's full of BS.

> If this is true, it limits my choice of road bike by ~50%. i.e.
> Specialized, Giant, etc.
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> powinc
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Ritch

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Jose Rizal <[email protected]_._> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
> powinc:
>
> > I was told by one of our local bike shop staff that 'Compact frames are
> > not suitable for tall riders'. He also said that the 'geometry goes out
> > of whak when the frame sizes increases'.
> >
> > Is there any truth to this?? Or is my local shop just pushing their
> > Trek's too hard? Because I did test ride a Merida 903 (at a different
> > retailer) and was told it was a semi-compact frame and it felt OK.

>
> Don't go back to that LBS: it's full of BS.
>


The LBS advice was partly true: compact frames are not appropriate for
tall riders unless the frame is made from a composite. The stiffness
of composite frames compensates for the design...

Ritch.

PS. Helium in the tyres also helps.
 

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