Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: southwest Michigan
Bikes: 2014 Motobecane Mirage S;
Concerning Stand-over Height: Take Caution when ordering bikes online!
I had ordered a motobecane from Bikes Direct in a 50 cm frame for the simple fact that the stand-over height was charted as 70.7 cm ( according to the sizing chart of measurements for all frame sizes) which is 27.83" and my inseam IS 29". Therefore, when wearing shoes I need about 29.5" or 74.9 cm stand-over height.
But after assembly and riding for a while I re-measured the stand-over height and at the top tube/ seat tube intersection the height is actually 74.9 cm or 29.5" (it's 76 cm to the top tube just in front of the seat tip, and I am resting on the top tube) I know, what's 4.2 cm but 1.65" but that's 1.65" I would have liked to have had!
So, be aware of the measurements! The chart online at BD is inaccurate re: stand-over height. However, I will say the frame size is accurate measuring C-C!
I have NOT checked the other measurements, just these 2 for my own information.
I have contacted BD re: the error! They sent me back an e-mail with the "return policy" and no mention of the sizing chart!
Keep the Roll Going!
Last edited by TheRealBobCat; 05-20-14 at 05:56 AM.