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Old 10-17-10, 05:21 AM
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Kona Dew Drop Sizing

Hi everyone,

I've just stumbled across what may be good deal on a nice bike. Trouble is like all long distance sales, I am unable to test ride it for size before buying. But I am still so sorely tempted.

My road bike is has a theoretical (hoizontal) top tube of 53cm.

The bike for sale is a Kona Dew Drop size 52cm. So from this '52cm' thing it might be a good fit for me.

The trouble is, when looking in more detail at the geometry, I have no idea what '52' has in relation with any of the measurements. eek. The geomtry is below. I'll try my best to make sure they show up reasonably well here. So in the end, can anyone comment on the sizing of the Kona Dew Drop? Does anyone have any experience with the Kona Dew Drop sizing? Is a bit weird like this. Should I go with the '52' or with the actual measurements.


Or look here https://bikes.konaworld.com/09/09_dewdrop_uk.cfm

DEW, DEW PLUS, DEW DROP, DEW DLX, DR DEW, DR LEW
UNITS SIZE C-T TTH STA HTA RC FC WB FL OF BBH SO HT BBS FD
mm 450 400 525 74 70 440 591 1021 392 45 271 698 105 68 31.8
inches 17.7 15.7 20.7 17.3 23.3 40.2 15.4 1.8 10.7 27.5 4.1
mm 490 440 535 74 70 440 601 1032 392 45 271 720 115 68 31.8
inches 18.5 17.3 21.1 17.3 23.7 40.6 15.4 1.8 10.7 28.3 4.5
mm 520 470 545 73.5 70 440 607 1037 392 45 271 738 125 68 31.8
inches 20.5 18.5 21.5 17.3 23.9 40.8 15.4 1.8 10.7 29.1 4.9
mm 540 490 550 73.5 72 440 595 1026 392 45 274 757 135 68 31.8
inches 21.3 19.3 21.7 17.3 23.4 40.4 15.4 1.8 10.8 29.8 5.3
mm 560 510 560 73 72 440 600 1032 392 45 274 776 155 68 31.8
inches 22 20.1 22 17.3 23.6 40.6 15.4 1.8 10.8 30.6 6.1
mm 580 530 575 73 72.5 440 611 1043 392 45 277 808 175 68 31.8
inches 22.8 20.9 22.6 17.3 24.1 41.1 15.4 1.8 10.9 31.8 6.9
mm 600 550 595 72.5 72.5 440 626 1058 392 45 277 818 195 68 31.8
inches 23.6 21.7 23.4 17.3 24.6 41.7 15.4 1.8 10.9 32.2 7.7
mm 620 570 605 72.5 72.5 440 636 1068 392 45 277 835 215 68 31.8
inches 24.4 22.4 23.8 17.3 25 42 15.4 1.8 10.9 32.9 8.5

LEGEND: RC = Chainstay Length BBH = Bottom Bracket Height
FC = Front To Center SO = Standover
TTH = Top Tube Length WB = Wheelbase HT = Head Tube Length
STA = Seat Tube Angle FL = Fork Length BBS = Bottom Bracket Size
HTA = Head Tube Angle OF = Fork Offset FD = Front Derailleur Clamp Size

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Kona Dew Drop size 52 cm = 520 mm has a top tube length (TTH) of 54,5 cm. H from TTH probably stands for "Horizontal".
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I ride a dew drop - 56cm - the sizing is MTB-like, in that the frame is a MTB based frame. I would say my Dew Drop rides 'smaller' (shorter reach to the bars, relative to the standover height...) than my vintage road bike, but I imagine you're comparing to a modern roadie, and I have no experience with sizing those. Don't know if this is helpful at all...
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