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Old 11-16-11, 10:09 PM   #1
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Want to hold Scattos? Rethink your frame size.

So after realizing that the Scattos I bought are 4cm shorter than my traditional bars, I have decided to send my brand new Dolan DF3 all the way back to the UK and get a size bigger. Over some bars. Crazy. Helps though, that they sent me a 53 when I ordered a 55, so going to a 57 is a little more convenient. Seat tube is the same between the 55 and 57 on that bike. Anyway, just food for thought about Scattos I guess.
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Want to hold Scattos? Rethink your frame size.
You don't have to use the Scatto bars.

Did you consider ordering the 55cm + 37cm Scattos and simply using a longer stem? You do know that if you ever choose to use normal bars or aero bars with the 57cm frame, you will have to run a crazy short stem, right?

Also, if you have 35cm Scattos, I would imagine that those were made for smaller riders (women and juniors) who traditional modern sprint bars were not made for. Even at the world-class level, some female sprinters with narrow shoulders were ill-fit with with modern carbon bars like the Easton EC90 Track or the LOOK VO2 bars.

This is why I imagine that Victoria Pendleton adopted the Nitto B125 short/shallow sprint bar.




Here is a recent pic of women using Scattos and 33cm Alpina bars. Arm widths seem normal when compared to shoulders:


Notice the women with "regular" (huge) sprint bars racing with women using Scattos in this photo:


I have 37cm Scattos and 38cm Easton EC90 bars and to keep the reach the same, I have to use different stems to account for the 2cm difference in drop and 1cm difference in reach.
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That being said, Hoy and other Brit riders use 33cm bars. But those bars have normal reach and drop.


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57cm Dolans are biiiiig bikes, I'd be surprised if you could ride one of any 3 - the 53, 55 or 57. Something functional has to give.
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57cm Dolans are biiiiig bikes, I'd be surprised if you could ride one of any 3 - the 53, 55 or 57. Something functional has to give.
I had been in limbo between the 55 and the 57. I decided to go for the 55. While i was waiting for the frame to arrive, i got the scattos. They sent me a 53 by mistake. So that made it easier for me to send it back.

The only difference between the 55 (my original choice) and the 57 is the top tube. I'd need a long 130 stem to fit the 55/scatto. Now I can get away with a 120 or a110 stem.

For my personal fit, I could ride a 55 properly with traditional bars or a 57 with scattos. But not the other way around. So ibetter like these scattos or like Carleton said, I'll be running an awkwardly short stem. I think I'll like the scattos, though.
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FYI I'm 5'10.5" with long arms (a 72 reach)
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