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Old 06-12-07, 07:28 PM   #1
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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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Old 06-12-07, 07:29 PM   #2
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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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Old 06-12-07, 07:59 PM   #3
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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)
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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)
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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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Old 06-12-07, 08:08 PM   #4
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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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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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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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6'4", long legs.

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