Old 04-15-19, 03:56 PM
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Bikes: Curve Grovel v2 ti

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The medium Crust Lightning Bolt v2 frameset would be a good example of what you're chasing, but its designed around a smaller 650b.
Seat tube 552mm centre-to-centre. Top tube 554 ctc. Stack 593 / Reach 375.
Over your budget also.

An old frame/bike that would also suit (depending on the clearance you're chasing) is the Singular Peregrine Disk. Very rare to pickup a used one though.

I have long legs/short torso (5'9.5"/34") and initially settled on a steel Curve Grovel v2 frameset, but the newer ones are not made with the same shorter-reach geo.
Not quite a square frame but close enough geo in the 52 or 54 (shorter stem), for me. There may still be v2 frames out there somewhere.

Just rambling now, but there's a guy on LFGSS who had a custom Elephant National Forrest frame built up, who is short-reach/tall-ish stack. You can find the pics/thread online. I'd be all over that frame if it came up for sale.

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