Cyclocross - Motobecane Fantom Cross 58 or 61?
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08-28-08, 08:38 AM
I'm 6'3" with a 35" inseam. Went for a 60 cm frame with a 60cm TT and 100mm stem.
Adamnj--I have the same inseam and height as you, and just ordered the 61, though I'm awfully scarfed it will be too big--always rode smaller frames in the old days, but the specs seemed to fit, and on Fuji's site (same frame as their cross bike) they say the 61 is for people 5-11 to 6-4. When I emailed BD I got noncommittal answers. I'll post on the fit when it comes.
08-30-08, 04:48 PM
I have Moto Fantom Cross, 72 inches tall with 32 in inseam and ride the 58.
is that your real crotch to floor inseam or pants leg? Either way, how's the fit/feel of the Fantom?
08-30-08, 11:24 PM
I was going to remeasure just to make sure, but I think my maintance man may have accidentaly snagged my tape measure can't find it anywhere, I really need to pick up another tommorow. I will do the same fit calculator you also did I will post the stats if you like. After having the bike a while I went to lbs to get fitted because of some knee problems.
Anyone got an update on this? I was looking at them and the geo chart on BD is kinda lacking, did you guiys get your bikes? how do they fit?
09-26-08, 11:22 AM
I'm looking too. Between the 56 and the 58 for me, 72" tall, 33 1/2 inseam. Generally I've got a 57 road bike but one of the LBS's suggested a bigger frame. So I am leaning towards the Tricross in 58, 175 cranks and higher bars.
Well I am 6'4 so I am looking at the 61cm, I was wondering if there are ppl with these bikes in these sizes, lol, also I was looking at the uno, the SS version, which I think has a different frame from the rest of the fantom cross'.
09-26-08, 10:19 PM
how do you generally want your standover to be on a CX fit? snug like a traditional road bike or "roomier" like a MTB fit? I'm on the other end of the spectrum of the Motobecane Messenger (which is the frame the Uno uses) chart at 68-69" and it looks like a 52cm is about the right fit, whereas I have a number of older road bikes with 55-60cm frames that all fit (though 55-56 is probably ideal)....and then the "add one inch" makes their size chart a joy to go over.....
I got my Fantom Cross Pro a couple of weeks ago, it's a 61, and it fits me well but I wouldn't want it any bigger. I'm 73.5" tall with a 35" inseam. It's a great fit for road rides, but if I was racing or liked that feel (I don't anymore) I'd size down. To tell you the truth, I'm gonna sell this frame and get a Soma smoothie es 'cause the geometry is a little more what I need, and it's steel.
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