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KTM Revelator 2015 sizing help - 55 vs 57

Old 03-26-15, 06:22 AM
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KTM Revelator 2015 sizing help - 55 vs 57

Hi there,
I'm considering buying KTM Revelator, 2015 model, but the frame is just the same as in 2014.


Geometry:
[TABLE]
[TR]
[TD]A[/TD]
[TD]Size in cm[/TD]
[TD]49[/TD]
[TD]52[/TD]
[TD]55[/TD]
[TD]57[/TD]
[TD]59[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD]A[/TD]
[TD]Size in inch[/TD]
[TD]x[/TD]
[TD]x[/TD]
[TD]x[/TD]
[TD]x[/TD]
[TD]x[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD]B[/TD]
[TD]Seattube length[/TD]
[TD]490[/TD]
[TD]520[/TD]
[TD]550[/TD]
[TD]570[/TD]
[TD]590[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD]C[/TD]
[TD]Toptube length[/TD]
[TD]509[/TD]
[TD]529[/TD]
[TD]550[/TD]
[TD]561[/TD]
[TD]572[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD]D[/TD]
[TD]Seat angle[/TD]
[TD]74[/TD]
[TD]74[/TD]
[TD]73,5[/TD]
[TD]72,5[/TD]
[TD]72,5[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD]E[/TD]
[TD]Headangle[/TD]
[TD]72[/TD]
[TD]72,5[/TD]
[TD]72,5[/TD]
[TD]73[/TD]
[TD]73[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD]F[/TD]
[TD]Head tube length[/TD]
[TD]130[/TD]
[TD]145[/TD]
[TD]160[/TD]
[TD]175[/TD]
[TD]200[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD]G[/TD]
[TD]Chainstay length[/TD]
[TD]405[/TD]
[TD]405[/TD]
[TD]405[/TD]
[TD]405[/TD]
[TD]405[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD]H[/TD]
[TD]Wheelbase[/TD]
[TD]960[/TD]
[TD]976[/TD]
[TD]992[/TD]
[TD]989[/TD]
[TD]1001[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD]I[/TD]
[TD]Stack[/TD]
[TD]535[/TD]
[TD]551[/TD]
[TD]565[/TD]
[TD]580[/TD]
[TD]601[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD]J[/TD]
[TD]Reach[/TD]
[TD]366[/TD]
[TD]381[/TD]
[TD]393[/TD]
[TD]389[/TD]
[TD]394[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD]K[/TD]
[TD]aprox. stepover height[/TD]
[TD]x[/TD]
[TD]x[/TD]
[TD]x[/TD]
[TD]x[/TD]
[TD]x[/TD]
[/TR]
[/TABLE]


  • I'm more into racing than touring
  • I currently ride Merida Race Light 901, size 57:
    [TABLE]
    [TR]
    [TD]FRAME SIZE[/TD]
    [TD]47[/TD]
    [TD]50[/TD]
    [TD]53[/TD]
    [TD]55[/TD]
    [TD]57[/TD]
    [TD]58[/TD]
    [TD]62[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]TOP TUBE (AH)[/TD]
    [TD]518[/TD]
    [TD]518[/TD]
    [TD]530[/TD]
    [TD]545[/TD]
    [TD]560[/TD]
    [TD]575[/TD]
    [TD]590[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]SEAT TUBE (CT)[/TD]
    [TD]440[/TD]
    [TD]470[/TD]
    [TD]500[/TD]
    [TD]520[/TD]
    [TD]540[/TD]
    [TD]560[/TD]
    [TD]590[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]CHAIN STAYS (D)[/TD]
    [TD]405[/TD]
    [TD]405[/TD]
    [TD]405[/TD]
    [TD]405[/TD]
    [TD]405[/TD]
    [TD]405[/TD]
    [TD]405[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]HEAD TUBE ANGLE (Q1)[/TD]
    [TD]70.5[/TD]
    [TD]70.5[/TD]
    [TD]71.5[/TD]
    [TD]73[/TD]
    [TD]73[/TD]
    [TD]73[/TD]
    [TD]73[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]SEAT TUBE ANGLE (Q7)[/TD]
    [TD]74.5[/TD]
    [TD]74.5[/TD]
    [TD]74[/TD]
    [TD]74[/TD]
    [TD]73.5[/TD]
    [TD]73[/TD]
    [TD]73[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]BOTTOM BRACKET DROP (H)[/TD]
    [TD]61[/TD]
    [TD]61[/TD]
    [TD]61[/TD]
    [TD]61[/TD]
    [TD]61[/TD]
    [TD]61[/TD]
    [TD]61[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]HEAD TUBE LENGTH (L)[/TD]
    [TD]120[/TD]
    [TD]120[/TD]
    [TD]130[/TD]
    [TD]140[/TD]
    [TD]160[/TD]
    [TD]180[/TD]
    [TD]205[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]FORK LENGTH (G)[/TD]
    [TD]370[/TD]
    [TD]370[/TD]
    [TD]370[/TD]
    [TD]370[/TD]
    [TD]370[/TD]
    [TD]370[/TD]
    [TD]370[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]REACH (R)[/TD]
    [TD]377[/TD]
    [TD]377[/TD]
    [TD]381[/TD]
    [TD]391[/TD]
    [TD]396[/TD]
    [TD]400[/TD]
    [TD]407[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]STACK (S)[/TD]
    [TD]508[/TD]
    [TD]508[/TD]
    [TD]521[/TD]
    [TD]536[/TD]
    [TD]555[/TD]
    [TD]574[/TD]
    [TD]598[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [/TABLE]
    It's quite ok, but the cockpit feels a bit too low - I use 100mm stem, positive angle, on 2cm spacer.
    KTM has a slightly bigger Stack and longer seattube than Merida, which indicates that simply BB is lower.
  • I sat on both 55 and 57 and both seem to require totally different stems & seatposts: bundled seatposts have a huge setback, so even on 55 my knees were behind pedal axis in KOPS (knee over pedal spindle) test.
  • KTM's fitting guide advises even 59, but I guess it's a total crap.
  • By merely looking at the geometry and my dimensions I guess it would be 57. Unfortunately, as far as "looking at the geometry" goes, I am a total newbie.
    However guys from a local shop strongly advise 55, which leaves me totally confused and clueless.

Please help
Perhaps somebody is riding Revelator and can advise ?

[HR][/HR]
Fitting along with my body dimensions, by Competitive Cyclist Calculator:

The Eddy Fit (cm)
[TABLE]
[TR]
[TD]Seat Tube Range c-c:[/TD]
[TD]57.8 - 58.3 cm[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD]Seat Tube Range c-t:[/TD]
[TD]59.6 - 60.1 cm[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD]Top Tube Length:[/TD]
[TD]55.8 - 56.2 cm[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD]Stem Length:[/TD]
[TD]10.1 - 10.7 cm[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD]BB-Saddle Position:[/TD]
[TD]80.5 - 82.5 cm[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD]Saddle Handlebar:[/TD]
[TD]54.9 - 55.5 cm[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD]Aero Saddle Setback:[/TD]
[TD]6.3 - 6.7 cm[/TD]
[/TR]
[/TABLE]

The Competitive Fit (cm)

[TABLE]
[TR]
[TD]Seat Tube Range c-c:[/TD]
[TD]56.6 - 57.1 cm[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD]Seat Tube Range c-t:[/TD]
[TD]58.4 - 58.9 cm[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD]Top Tube Length:[/TD]
[TD]55.8 - 56.2 cm[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD]Stem Length:[/TD]
[TD]11.2 - 11.8 cm[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD]BB-Saddle Position:[/TD]
[TD]81.3 - 83.3 cm[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD]Saddle Handlebar:[/TD]
[TD]54.1 - 54.7 cm[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD]Aero Saddle Setback:[/TD]
[TD]5.1 - 5.5 cm[/TD]
[/TR]
[/TABLE]

The French Fit (cm)

[TABLE]
[TR]
[TD]Seat Tube Range c-c:[/TD]
[TD]59.5 - 60 cm[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD]Seat Tube Range c-t:[/TD]
[TD]61.3 - 61.8 cm[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD]Top Tube Length:[/TD]
[TD]57 - 57.4 cm[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD]Stem Length:[/TD]
[TD]10.3 - 10.9 cm[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD]BB-Saddle Position:[/TD]
[TD]78.8 - 80.8 cm[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD]Saddle Handlebar:[/TD]
[TD]56.6 - 57.2 cm[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD]Aero Saddle Setback:[/TD]
[TD]5.8 - 6.2 cm[/TD]
[/TR]
[/TABLE]


Your Measurements

[TABLE]
[TR]
[TD]Inseam:[/TD]
[TD]87.4[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD]Trunk:[/TD]
[TD]64[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD]Forearm:[/TD]
[TD]36[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD]Arm:[/TD]
[TD]65[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD]Thigh:[/TD]
[TD]60.5[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD]Lower Leg:[/TD]
[TD]57.5[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD]Sternal Notch:[/TD]
[TD]146[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD]Total Body Height:[/TD]
[TD]181[/TD]
[/TR]
[/TABLE]

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Old 05-03-15, 05:36 PM
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I ve tried this model on a dealer... I am 1.80 cm.

57 is ok for me...go for it...
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Thanks!
Eventually I ended up with 55. I will probably use 0 offset seatpost and 100-120 mm stem for that. Searching for my ideal position in progress : )

I also talked to someone riding 57, but he's taller. We both agreed: 55 was the one to pick.
I think 57 is no option for an average 1.80m guy, but if you're happy with it, that's cool. You can change a lot with seatpost and stem.
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