Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking - top tube too high?
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10-28-10, 11:30 AM
This bike has a standover height 1.929 inches (4.9) cm from my pubic bone. That's almost a full inch more than the 1 inch that Rivendell says the consumer products safety commission requires http://www.rivbike.com/article/bike_fit/choosing_a_frame_size.
Would I be safer with a lower top tube or does it really matter that much?
I'd say two inches is plenty. I can't promise you'll never hit it, but I think that's about what I have.
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