Tandem Cycling - Cannondale Road Tandem---think I'll fit ?
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01-04-08, 12:14 PM
I'm looking at a 2004 cannondale Road tandem and the sizing is M/S. If I am 5'11" with 32" inseam, do you have any idea how close the fit will be ?
We have the L/S in the monutain version of that bike and it looks like [from the geometry specs] the seat tube is 1" shorter and top tube is 1" shorter in the Medium. Is there enough adjustability that I could fit it ?
2004 Road geometry (http://www.cannondale.com/bikes/04/geo-30.html)
Anyone out there my size on a Cannondale ?
Thx for any input you can offer !
01-04-08, 01:37 PM
I am 5'11" with a 30" inseam and my wife is 5"3", we are riding a Large/Small RT1000 and it fits great.
01-04-08, 07:30 PM
I'm 5-11 1/2" and wear 32 inseam pants and the Large is none too big. You may be able to swing a medium if you jack the seat post way out and get a long stem, but I would doubt that is the "correct" size.
01-10-08, 11:35 AM
Actually, the med may be a good fit. I'm 5'10" and my wife and I ride a M/S. I'm 54 years old and I don't like beeing leaned forward too much. My bars are just a bit lower than the seat, and I'm glad the reach is where it is. I still have seat travel if I wanted higher.
01-16-08, 08:20 PM
I'm 6'2" and the wife is 5'3" and we ride an X/S. I think if I were to do it again, I'd do a L/S.
01-17-08, 07:51 AM
I think that it would fit, you might just need a longer stem. You are right in the border between L and M, I would venture that it is only a matter of personal preference, try taking it out the M/S for a long ride and see how it feels. In the margins conventional road bike wisdom is to go for the smaller bike.
01-17-08, 08:15 AM
I'm 6'1" and my wife is 5'10" and we ride the J/L. Fits perfect w/ a slightly shorter (100mm vs. 120mm) stem.
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