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Ridley Excalibur Sizing

Old 09-29-08, 08:49 PM
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Ridley Excalibur Sizing

Hi, I know these threads are somewhat taboo in these parts, but I really don't know how else to size one of these bicycles.
On Ridley's website, it says that a LBS is a carrier; however, they no longer seem to do as such. As that's the only one even somewhat close, I've no idea how else to size it.

I used CC's fit calculator, and came up with these numbers as rough results:
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Measurements
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Inseam: 35
Trunk: 24
Forearm: 13.5
Arm: 27.5
Thigh: 24
Lower Leg: 22.25
Sternal Notch: 26.5
Total Body Height: 73


The Competitive Fit (cm)
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Seat tube range c-c: 57.6 - 58.1
Seat tube range c-t: 59.4 - 59.9
Top tube length: 54.6 - 55.0
Stem Length: 11.2 - 11.8
BB-Saddle Position: 80.7 - 82.7
Saddle-Handlebar: 53.6 - 54.2
Saddle Setback: 6.2 - 6.6


The Eddy Fit (cm)
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Seat tube range c-c: 58.8 - 59.3
Seat tube range c-t: 60.6 - 61.1
Top tube length: 54.6 - 55.0
Stem Length: 10.1 - 10.7
BB-Saddle Position: 79.9 - 81.9
Saddle-Handlebar: 54.4 - 55.0
Saddle Setback: 7.4 - 7.8


The French Fit (cm)
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Seat tube range c-c: 60.5 - 61.0
Seat tube range c-t: 62.3 - 62.8
Top tube length: 55.8 - 56.2
Stem Length: 10.3 - 10.9
BB-Saddle Position: 78.2 - 80.2
Saddle-Handlebar: 56.1 - 56.7
Saddle Setback: 6.9 - 7.3


I'm thinking that a Large would work well for me, as I believe these numbers to be a bit skewed on the "too large" side. I'm about 6'1''ish and 165ish with a 33-35 inseam, so I'm really digging the large. But, if they measure their bikes differently, I don't want to be completely reamed.

For reference, here's Ridley's geometry: 2007 Ridley Excalibur/SRAM Rival Complete Bike Geometry
Size Seat Tube c-c Seat Tube c-t Actual Top Tube Effective Top Tube Head Tube Seat Angle Head Tube Angle
XS 44.0 48.0 51.0 52.5 13.0 74.0 72.0
S 47.0 51.0 53.0 54.5 14.5 73.5 73.0
M 50.0 54.0 55.0 56.5 17.5 73.0 73.5
L 53.0 57.0 57.0 58.5 20.5 72.5 73.5
XL 56.0 60.0 58.5 60.0 23.0 72.5 74.0
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Old 09-29-08, 08:59 PM
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I think 59 or 60 would be ideal. I've tested a ridley before, and it fit a tad differently. It felt like a tighter geometry.
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Originally Posted by astonmartinag View Post
I think 59 or 60 would be ideal. I've tested a ridley before, and it fit a tad differently. It felt like a tighter geometry.
Interesting; I currently ride a Bianchi Via Nirone 7 in size 59cm, and I seem to have to lock my elbows and bend my lower back and shoulders forward causing some discomfort in those two areas.
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Originally Posted by Anti404 View Post
Interesting; I currently ride a Bianchi Via Nirone 7 in size 59cm, and I seem to have to lock my elbows and bend my lower back and shoulders forward causing some discomfort in those two areas.
What I think this means is that I have longer legs and a shorter trunk and arms.
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I have a ridley excalibur frame in medium and am 6'1''
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Do the Excalibur and Noah have the same frame measurements?

A guy I ride with just bought a new '08 Noah. It's a size XL and he's 6'2". He said he could use a longer reach but already has a 130cm stem and XL is the largest frame size.
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Originally Posted by julz View Post
I have a ridley excalibur frame in medium and am 6'1''
Medium looks somewhat small for me and extra large is much too big. Large is slightly bigger than what I would need, but seems fairly close to what I ride now. I may have to exchange stem and crank length, but I think that it will work better than the other options I'd have.
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Originally Posted by TCR View Post
Do the Excalibur and Noah have the same frame measurements?

A guy I ride with just bought a new '08 Noah. It's a size XL and he's 6'2". He said he could use a longer reach but already has a 130cm stem and XL is the largest frame size.
Yeah, they are the same.
It's interesting how differently proportioned people are; I think a XL would be far too large for me(I'm probably 6'1''ish without shoes) and a medium would be somewhat small.
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Originally Posted by julz View Post
I have a ridley excalibur frame in medium and am 6'1''
x2

I'm 6' even and I also ride a medium. On these frames you want to pay the closest attention to the TT length.... don't pay much attention to the Medium, Large, etc. because they are sized a little different than most brands.

If your bike now fits you, find out what the TT length is and that should be a good place to start...
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ridley's sizing is strange. TT' start at 52.5 and move up 2 cm's up to 60. why couldn't they have started TT sizing at 52 instead? they seem a bit longer than most.

i ride a 54TT, and i think that a 53TT might even fit me better and allow me to use a 10cm stem. 52.5TT is too small, and 54.5TT is too big- therefore, i can't fit a ridley frame properly. of course, this is all theoretical as i've never test ridden one.

i hate this 5 sizes fits all crap with these sloping bikes

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Originally Posted by bryceepoo View Post
x2

I'm 6' even and I also ride a medium. On these frames you want to pay the closest attention to the TT length.... don't pay much attention to the Medium, Large, etc. because they are sized a little different than most brands.

If your bike now fits you, find out what the TT length is and that should be a good place to start...
+1

I'm 6'1 and ride a medium Helium with a 120 stem. You need a medium. Ridleys size out big...
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