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kyoto now 03-16-14 09:06 PM

Which Large/ XL frames look best?
 
I know this is highly subjective, but I'm looking for people's opinions on the matter.

This is in response to the comment another user made a few days ago about large frames looking funny. I'm guessing this is because of the longer head tubes and exaggerated spacing between the top tube and the down tube. So my question is, among the larger sized frames (57cm +), which ones look the least "funny"?

bt 03-16-14 10:15 PM

highly subjective.

BoSoxYacht 03-16-14 10:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kyoto now (Post 16583940)
I know this is highly subjective, but I'm looking for people's opinions on the matter.

This is in response to the comment another user made a few days ago about large frames looking funny. I'm guessing this is because of the longer head tubes and exaggerated spacing between the top tube and the down tube. So my question is, among the larger sized frames (57cm +), which ones look the least "funny"?

IMO, 58-62cm frames with level TTs look normal to me. Frames smaller than 55cm look like something that a dwarf would ride.

TrojanHorse 03-16-14 10:40 PM

Whichever one I'm riding.

make sure you color coordinate your cables & kit too. :rolleyes:

chaadster 03-17-14 05:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BoSoxYacht (Post 16584101)
IMO, 58-62cm frames with level TTs look normal to me. Frames smaller than 55cm look like something that a dwarf would ride.

Yes, and short people also look funny on 700c road bikes, like they're suspended between the two wheels. Sad, really.

8086bruce 03-17-14 07:16 AM

I think anything with more of a race geometry look fine. I have a felt 58cm I think it looks fine. The bikes with the taller head tubes seem to get crazy looking the larger the frame size.

dvdslw 03-17-14 08:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 8086bruce (Post 16584627)
I think anything with more of a race geometry look fine. I have a felt 58cm I think it looks fine. The bikes with the taller head tubes seem to get crazy looking the larger the frame size.

I second that!

I have a CAAD10 in 60cm and I think it looks pretty good. When I was shopping for my new bike I had the shop put together a 2014 Roubaix in 61cm and it was just plain goofy looking. Other bikes "I" think look good in large sizes are (no particular order) Scott CR1, Scott Addict, Cannondale CAAD10, Cannondale SuperSix, Specialized Tarmac, Trek Madone, & Trek Domane.

Campag4life 03-17-14 09:01 AM

The ones that look best are free. Just pick one and walk out the bike shop.

I will add...a great basis to purchase a bike frame. Gotta love the 41.

Long Tom 03-17-14 11:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kyoto now (Post 16583940)
I know this is highly subjective, but I'm looking for people's opinions on the matter.

This is in response to the comment another user made a few days ago about large frames looking funny. I'm guessing this is because of the longer head tubes and exaggerated spacing between the top tube and the down tube. So my question is, among the larger sized frames (57cm +), which ones look the least "funny"?

Dont include 57/58's in there. They tend to look great. 61 on up is where the goof starts.

chaadster 03-17-14 11:18 AM

The KHS Flite 747 looks pretty good for being a huge 65cm frame. Smart design by L. Zinn:

http://www.omegabicycleshop.com/Site...jpg?id=4121350


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