Old 04-20-21, 08:51 AM
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An endurance frame is the opposite of what a short legged rider needs. You'll never get much saddle to bar drop. I've got long legs and a short torso, but I still use few or no spacers and a -17 stem angle to produce a 10cm saddle to bar drop. With an 83cm cycling inseam at 168cm in height, I have a 73cm saddle height. A stack of 525mm and 370-380mm works for me, with a 100-110mm stem and 80mm reach bars. I've used seat tubes lengths down to 46cm. In some brands, that's the shortest seat tube offered.

A short saddle height also reduces saddle setback. If your lower leg is really short, you may need a 32mm setback post, since most smaller frames have steep seat tube angles. I use a 25mm setback, even with my 73cm saddle height.
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