Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Lebanon Co., Pennsylvania
Bikes: Kilo TT & Windsor Tourist
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Bike Fit Calculator: Is 2cm that big of a deal??
So last night I used the bike fit calculator that is sticky'd here on the SS/FG forum. I had mentioned in an earlier thread that I am really looking at the Leader 725 frame, the smallest being the 46cm with a 52cm top tube. I am short at 5' 2" so I've been used to buying small bikes and frames all my life.
Anyways, the calculator tells me I should be in the 49.4 - 49.8cm range for top tube. Off by 2cm on the smallest Leader frame. Is this a deal breaker? Or can I somehow compensate by using a shorter stem? Or maybe it isn't that easy....
Anyways, would like to hear from you folks that know more about bike fit than I do. I just know what the calculator tells me. Scrod claims the Leader 725 is "long and low" and I am counting on that to be true!! Only other option would be the Kilo TT. The smallest frame has a 50-ish TT.
Help me out folks!!
Best regards - steve