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Originally Posted by xaero View Post
Folks,

I have update about my inseam measurement was wrong, correct number is 76 cm. I tried competitive cyclist bike fitting and it gives below measures at competitive fitting case;

Top Tube Length 57.7 - 58.1 cm
Seat Tube Range CC 49.2 - 49.7 cm
Seat Tube Range CT 50.7 - 51.2 cm
Stem Length 11.2 - 11.8 cm
BB Saddle Position 79.3 - 81.3 cm
Saddle Handlebar 52.2 - 52.8 cm
Saddle Setback -0.5 - -0.1 cm
Seatpost Type No Setback

Moreover some of youtube videos say that body flexibility is another factor so I'm not flexible guy I can only stretch to my shins.
Those numbers might be great, if you want to have a bike custom built.

Otherwise you still need to get a bike that lets you have the proper saddle height first and foremost. You don't want to get a frame with a longer top tube if the saddle is going to be slammed all the way down.

You are letting the numbers confuse you as they did me many many years ago. Just go out and get a bike that feels comfortable to you and consider any advice from those that can actually see how you look on that bike. Don't spend your families inheritance on one. Just get one that you can get a few thousand miles experience with and then for your next bike you'll know better what those numbers might be suggesting.

I don't know why flexibility has anything to do with your bike purchase. Probably making preconceived notions in you that you have to have a more upright position. I'm not too flexible either with respect to touching my toes. I can't. And even when young it took effort.

Right now I can't even get my hands midway down my shins with my legs straight. Yet I ride a bike that is considered by some as having a low stack and slightly aggressive fit. And it's every bit as comfortable, if not more than the bikes I have with a higher stack that won't let me get as low and aero.

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