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  1. #1
    Rocket Richard
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    Anyone used the Competitive cyclists web site to fit yourself for a frame?

    http://www.competitivecyclist.com/za...LCULATOR_INTRO

    I used the measuring methods given here, but man - they got me on frame waaaay smaller than I'm currently on.

    BTW, they suggest 3 mthods of riding style which put you in more aggressive positions. Obviously the more aggressive the smaller the frame.

    Anyone used this web site before?

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    Just about everyone here knows about the site.

    What are your dimensions, and what do you ride now?
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    Rocket Richard
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    I race a Litespeed 00 Ultimate 55cm, it has a 55.5cm top tube

    Measurements
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    Inseam: 32 this is all in inches!
    Trunk: 23.75
    Forearm: 13.375
    Arm: 24
    Thigh: 25
    Lower Leg: 22.625
    Sternal Notch: 55.5
    Total Body Height: 67.75


    The Competitive Fit (cm)
    -------------------------------------------
    Seat tube range c-c: 52.6 - 53.1
    Seat tube range c-t: 54.3 - 54.8
    Top tube length: 52.5 - 52.9
    Stem Length: 10.6 - 11.2
    BB-Saddle Position: 71.8 - 73.8
    Saddle-Handlebar: 50.4 - 51.0
    Saddle Setback: 4.5 - 4.9
    Seatpost Type: NON-SETBACK


    The Eddy Fit (cm)
    -------------------------------------------
    Seat tube range c-c: 53.8 - 54.3
    Seat tube range c-t: 55.5 - 56.0
    Top tube length: 52.5 - 52.9
    Stem Length: 9.5 - 10.1
    BB-Saddle Position: 71.0 - 73.0
    Saddle-Handlebar: 51.2 - 51.8
    Saddle Setback: 5.7 - 6.1
    Seatpost Type: NON-SETBACK


    The French Fit (cm)
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    Seat tube range c-c: 55.5 - 56.0
    Seat tube range c-t: 57.2 - 57.7
    Top tube length: 53.7 - 54.1
    Stem Length: 9.7 - 10.3
    BB-Saddle Position: 69.3 - 71.3
    Saddle-Handlebar: 52.9 - 53.5
    Saddle Setback: 5.2 - 5.6
    Seatpost Type: SETBACK

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    My previous bike was a 60cm, and the Competitive and Eddy fits put me on a 57cm Pinarello. Not only does it fit, but my position is more aero and the handling is quicker.

    Be careful with the arm length measurement--it's easy to screw it up and miss to the low side.
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    Yeah, I was trying to get the measurements so that 'the people' on the site could see how height (which is easy to get right) compared to other measurements.

    55.5 cm top tube is on the high side for 5' 7.75", assuming a 10-11 cm stem. I would think you'd need an 8 cm stem, which would be a little on the low side.
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    DocRay
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    It's good for overall frame size, but screws up on other things.
    It recommends 4.5cm of setback for me, but I actually fit 9cm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DocRay
    It's good for overall frame size, but screws up on other things.
    It recommends 4.5cm of setback for me, but I actually fit 9cm.
    9 cm? Wow.
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    DocRay
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    6'4", long legs.

    Fit calculators don't work very well for the short or tall outliers.

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