Join Date: Jun 2009
Bikes: Specialized Sequoia Comp
Originally Posted by Mr. Beanz
The bike has a sloping top tube, get a bigger frame (21) then lower the seat.
+1 on that advice. My body size is pretty odd. I'm 5'7", but my inseam is only about 28 inches. I have a long(ish) torso and pretty normal arm length.
Short of a custom bike, the sloping (aka compact frame) design with a larger frame size and the seat post more fully inserted should help.
I'm riding a 56cm Specialized Sequoia. I don't have adequate standover height, but that's the risk I'm taking to get a bike to fit.
Based on stand-over height, I was riding a 49cm, and ended up going through all kinds of machinations with bike fitters (Grand Fondo in Nashville and a physical therapist in Frankin, TN), but never got the balance right.
Of course, a full-on custom bike would be nice, but that'll have to wait 'til the kids are outta the house in oh, about 18 years!