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Did a retul fit - need frame ideas

Old 12-01-15, 04:20 PM
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Did a retul fit - need frame ideas

Hi all

I did a retul fit recently and it looks like that my supersix 56cm seems too big (i constantly find myself on tip of saddle even with 0 offset post and 8mm stem)

could anybody look into report and help me with a frame / size selection? Looks like that my torso is shorter than average and legs longer... I need bike for racing, mainly crits, so really short stem will hurt responsiveness

thank you all!

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Old 12-01-15, 08:26 PM
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Any Guru fitters near you? Guru has gathered a database of frame measurements etc and apparently if you plug in the numbers (or get fitted) the fitter can get you a list of frames/etc that work for your fit.

I only learned this last week when I got fitted for the first time in many years, and the guy is a Guru person (and friend and friendly race rival for many years). It was an interesting experience. He explained that the Guru system will use the fit parameters and pick out frames (and other parts?) that will work with the fit. He charges something like $25 for something like that, where he sets the fit gizmo to a particular frame size. It's meant for someone buying a frameset remotely, they can go and see if the bike/frame will fit prior to buying it. I imagine there must be something similar, but you'd want to talk to some Guru fitter to see if this is accurate. If it is, and it's similar in cost, it would be a cheap way to narrow down the field quickly.
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I'm not aware of any racing frame with those kind of numbers.
'Endurance'; only one bike I can think of; Jamis Quest: reach 370 / stack 604.

My bet is on a custom frame build.
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