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Mimicking bike setup between different frames

Old 02-22-20, 11:00 AM
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Mimicking bike setup between different frames

Hi,

I've got three different frames (Cube Agree, Genesis Equilibrium, Rose Xeon) which are all nominally "medium" but obviously differ a bit in seat tube angle, frame stack, frame reach, BB height etc.

The setup on the Cube feels really comfortable so I'm thinking about trying to do what I can to mimic it to the other two.

I can't match everything because of the basic differences between the frames, so out of all the different things I could tweak or tune what would you say are the most important measurements to try and replicate exactly. Is it handlebar stack and reach? Or is it better to try and get a happy compromise across the standard set of frame sizing measurements.

Thanks in advance.
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It should be relatively easy to duplicate saddle position w/r to BB and pedal axle, Also almost always easy to duplicate reach, though reach isn't necessarily distance from anything, rather it's the angle your upper arm makes with your torso when using the same bar grip. Thus stack has an influence on measured reach if you see what I mean. IOW if your arm angle remains constant, you can draw an arc with it's center being the top of the saddle and along this arc will be your combination of stack and reach.
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Originally Posted by Carbonfiberboy
It should be relatively easy to duplicate saddle position w/r to BB and pedal axle, Also almost always easy to duplicate reach, though reach isn't necessarily distance from anything, rather it's the angle your upper arm makes with your torso when using the same bar grip. Thus stack has an influence on measured reach if you see what I mean. IOW if your arm angle remains constant, you can draw an arc with it's center being the top of the saddle and along this arc will be your combination of stack and reach.
Thanks for the reply. I think Iíve figured out a reasonable compromise. I like the idea of drawing arcs from the BB and from the saddle.
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