Will I fit, how much does size matter in bike fit?



martin_j001

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It wouldn't be worth it, in my opinion. The Cdale is 3cm shorter in both seat tube and top tube lengths. That can't necessarily be made up with raising the seat and using a longer stem--there's more issues than that involved in bike fit.
 

shannons dad

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martin_j001 said:
It wouldn't be worth it, in my opinion. The Cdale is 3cm shorter in both seat tube and top tube lengths. That can't necessarily be made up with raising the seat and using a longer stem--there's more issues than that involved in bike fit.
I agree with you on one point. The seat post can be raised, but he'd have to move the saddle forward on it's rails or get an in-line seatpost. A longer stem can be used, but the steering characteristics would be stuffed up, more stable in a straight line, but more likely to flip the bike over if he slammed on the brakes and turning would be slower.

Bill.