Xtreme Commuting London
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: London UK
Bikes: Specialized hardrock rigid
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Trek specified seat heights
Sorry if this is not a mechanics type question but I think people who know about bikes are more likley going to know about this topic.
I'm going to treat myself to a Madone 5.2
Trouble is I'm tied to one chain of stores and the bikes are rarer than hens teeth. I'm 6'2" and planning to get a either a 58 or 60 cm frame. I my preference is for larger frames but if they can't get any 60s then I may have to go for the 58. My concern is that the saddle height on the 58 may not be long enough. which raises this question
On the geometry pages of the Trek site they specify min and max height of the saddle. max height on the 60cm frame is 83.5cm, on the 58cm it's 81.5cm. Is this a measure from center BB to saddle rail or saddle top/heighest point?
Long legs here has his saddle top about 83cm above the BB - so my concern is that the smaller frame would not be a good fit.