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Comparing stack/reach


Old 09-14-18, 07:14 AM
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Comparing stack/reach

For the past year or so I've been riding a Felt F95 as a "starter bike", and I'm getting the urge to upgrade. Canyon Ultimate and CAAD12 are looking attractive.

It seems that the Felt has a bit more aggressive geometry than the other two. A few measurements:
  • Felt (56 frame): Stack/reach 557/393 (1.42:1), wheel base 983, head tube angle 73.5 deg., fork rake 45 deg.
  • Canyon (M frame): S/R 567/391 (1.45:1), WB 996, head tube angle 73.3, (fork rake unknown).
  • CAAD12 (56 frame): S/R 567/393 (1.44:1), WB 989, head tube 73.1, (fork rake unknown).

I've found the Felt to be pretty comfortable. I use it for short, fast interval rides of 30km and hilly 60-70km rides, and I've taken it as far as 150km without issues with comfort.

Are the Canyon's and CAAD12's geometries likely to feel much different on the road? Are there other factors you would consider? Other suggestions of bikes to consider?
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Old 09-14-18, 01:18 PM
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a way to measure it.. A Plumb line through BB Axis is a dividing reference...

'Reach' is ahead , 'Setback' behind that line..

This was offered in a Coaching reference book published in Italy for the Rome Olympics..

I have no clue as to the Data you quote, Cut & Paste? You did not measure it yourself, right?

In the rural corner of the state, MTB are most of the sales of Felt & Trek.. and hybrids..

No bike races..

change parts to improve the fit?
or expect your sample to be done for you?


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