Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Central California...I'd say Porterville, but you'd say WHERE???
Bikes: Cannondale Synapse 5 alloy...Motobecane Ti Fly Team 29er
The LBS i was measured at is going to call when a 62 cm 2.1 comes in and a 61cm caad and/or synapse....the upside of that shop is it is closer and great to deal with ( I am 5'17" as well)
The Giant, and for some reason I really like the looks of it, is at a bike shop about an hour away...thats the biggest downside..i rode a xl defy 2 or 3 for a little bit and it seemed to fit well...when the motorcycle sells, I will go back and try that again, along with the trek and probably cannondale..i love the looks of the caad and synapse, most likely final purchase will depend on fit and what kind of deal I can get... I want to have money for bibs, jersey, shoes etc...
The more i look, the reality seems like it will be between the 2.1 and Defy 1, and NOT a cannondale...THIS time
3 shoulder surgeries are telling me that my first bike should concentrate on comfortable
the labeled sizes blew me away, from 58.5-62, especially seeing how close the actual geometries are...
funny thing is Giant seems to have a better following in the UK and Australia according to many of the reveiws I have found
Last edited by tallteacher; 09-18-12 at 09:34 PM.