Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking - What size LeMond Poprad you are driving and what are your details?
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09-02-09, 02:56 PM
What size LeMond Poprad you are driving and what are your details?
I found a LeMond Poprad frame the other day at my local bike dealer and now I am thinking about buying it for the last couple of days.
I first saw the Poprad in one of the forums and really liked the look and the idea of the bike (steel frame, disc brake mounting, etc.).
But I read some different comments on the actual size of people riding a Poprad and what the best frame size would be. Unfortunately since the offer is only a frame, it is not possible for me to test drive the bike and see if the size would fit me.
I am 6’ 0” (184cm) tall and have an inseam of about 33 inches (84cm), so a relatively long body and short legs. From the geometry chart found in the web of the Poprad and my previous bikes I tend to pick a 57 frame, since I also like to have a more relaxed geometry (in other words not to have too much difference in height of the saddle and the bar).
Would you mind share with me your sizes of your Poprads and yor body details, and maybe a few words why you picked that particular size of the Poprad?
Thanks a lot in advance!!!
09-02-09, 02:58 PM
5'10" 32" inseam 55cm Poprad.
I am 6'-0" with a 32" inseam and have a 2007 Poprad Disc, size 57. Its a little big for me, but I made it work by using a shorter then stock stem and moving the seat forward a little. Needless to say, I didn't have a professional fitting. If I had it to do over, I would go with a size 55 frame.
Don't get me wrong though. I love this bike and completed my first century on it.
09-04-09, 08:01 AM
I am 6'2" on a 57cm 2009 Gary Fisher Presidio. I usually ride a 60cm road bike.
Bike fits me well.
09-04-09, 08:09 AM
Mine broke....piece of junk that it is.....
It was a 49cm.
Holy crap! How did you break your frame? I thought steel was supposed to be indestructible. Was this user error, or manufacturer's defect?
09-04-09, 10:06 AM
had the same thing happen with an 853 Schwinn Peloton
Schwinn wold not warranty it saying that I tightened the water bottle bolts too much, but I was using aluminum bolts.
09-04-09, 10:22 AM
That sucks. I have the same year. Looks like either internal rust issues or a tube failure. Did Lemond/Trek give a replacement?
09-04-09, 10:40 AM
I was out on a 4 plus hour road ride with it on a Sunday I though it was feeling weird when I was out of the saddle going uphill. I got home and was giving it a wipe down and noticed something weird around the bottle cage. I took the bottle cage off and voila.
Yes, Trek did warranty it. First they sent me a red coloured frame with only the Lemond decal on it. No model name or tubing manufacture decal. It had a rear disc mount and no canti mount. I'm like, "what am I going to do with this?" It was a canti bike. Then they sent me a Gary Fisher Presidio frame with the matching fork in the wrong size a 52cm instead of the original 49cm. Which I kept and said ***** you Trek. Turned it into a flat bar bar.
While I was waiting for my replacement in a fit of rage I purchased a Yeti ARC-X. Nice bike.
This was her during the honeymoon phase.....
09-04-09, 10:52 AM
Good to hear, but sorry about the hassles. That was a nice build. Mine is currently SS.
09-04-09, 10:57 AM
slightly off topic, but the gary fisher 2010 cyclocross models are now on their site, and it seems like all three models are using the same GF presidio frame, except with different build specs.
09-04-09, 11:50 AM
That is common. Cannondale does the same thing.
09-04-09, 05:28 PM
Also noticed that the geometry is pretty different for the new models as well. I'm on a 52 poprad and it equates better to the new 54 presidio
Hi, I'm also 6' with 33" inseam and longish arms, and am looking at a 55cm Poprad. I am concerned about handlebar drop, which my current bike has too much of. It's a 56cm Trek 470 road bike, probably 2-3inch drop. Should I hold out for a 57? I rode a 57 once, and it seemed big as arranged.
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