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Old 05-08-08, 10:34 AM   #1
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Strida small riders minimum inside leg length?

What is the minimum inside leg length? for Strida?
And what is the lowest setting above ground.
Which is important for entering the bike and getting off it safely
for a small rider.

There exists a small version too doesn't it.
would be cool to compare specifications for
same spec on that one.

Andy ask these questions on the Strida forum but those who own one are
at sleep at the moment. Them living in Asia.

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Hi,

My wife is looking to buy a folder and very interested in Strida 5.
The Strida 5 manual stated minimum height is 145cm.
What about the minimum inside leg length requirement?
Also, what is the lowest saddle height (from the ground) that can be adjusted?

Many thanks for your help.
Regards,
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Hi,

We can't test ride a Strida, have to order online.
Have asked both online sellers in UK but no answer.
Have asked Stirda UK too and no answer.

I just need
1. Saddle height from ground at lowest seat setting.
2. At lowest seat setting, distance from saddle to pedal (pedal at farthest from saddle)

Many thanks
Andy
I guess there are a lot of proud Strida owners here that
could help Andy out. Looking forward to your kind answers.

Weakling on behalf of Andy.
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Old 05-08-08, 10:46 AM   #2
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The smallest inseam that a strida could accomodate would be around a 24-26". I set my seat down to the lowest, but found the handlebars a tad high in that posture.

There is a new strida, the strida BANTAM. i think its designed for more petite riders with smaller 14" rims

http://www.areaware.com/?p=25093&lng=en&id=260

specs arn't confirmed tho...
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Trueno thanks for that info.

What would the distance to ground be if have it in the lowest practical then?

I guess Andy and his wife should look for the Bantam version then.
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I think the bantam will be at least 3-5 inches shorter than the normal strida.

An inseam of less-than 26 inches would probaby not be suitable riding the normal strida.
althogh I do not know what the bantam inseam range is, yet
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Old 05-08-08, 11:55 AM   #5
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Btw I read that the lowest that the seat can go is having the luggage rack 1/2 inch above the rear fender. So whatever that length is up to the seat
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Old 05-09-08, 01:57 PM   #6
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looks like your request generated a bit of change on the areaware site.

http://www.strida.us/model-mini.asp

the bantam has now been renamed the MINI.
SPECIFICATIONS:
Bike Weight:
Frame:
Drive Train:
Wheels:
Brakes:
Speeds:
Folded Size:
Grip:
Bottom Bracket:
Luggage Rack:
Weight Limit:
Height Limit:
19.8 lbs (9 kg)
7000 Series Powder-Coated Rustproof Aluminum
Kevlar Greaseless Belt Drive (up to 50,000 miles)
Alloy 14” Rustproof (36 cm)
Cable Disc Brakes
Single Speed
40” x 20” x 9” (102cm x 51cm x 23cm)
Gel
Welded
Holds 30 lbs (14 kg)
175 lbs (80 kg)
4'4” – 5’4” (140cm – 160cm)
The NORMAL strida 5.0 specs are as follows:

SPECIFICATIONS:
Bike Weight:
Frame:
Drive Train:
Wheels:
Brakes:
Speeds:
Folded Size:
Grip:
Bottom Bracket:
Luggage Rack:
Weight Limit:
Height Limit:
22 lbs (10 kg)
7000 Series Powder-Coated Rustproof Aluminum
Kevlar Greaseless Belt Drive (up to 50,000 miles)
Alloy 16” Rustproof (41 cm)
Cable Disc Brakes
Single Speed (56 Gear Inches)
45” x 20” x 9” (114cm x 51cm x 23cm)
Gel
Welded
Holds 30 lbs (14 kg)
250 lbs (110 kg)
5’4” – 6’4” (163cm – 193cm)
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Old 05-10-08, 01:13 AM   #7
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Trueno, thanks indeed for that info and cool they changed name to Mini.
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