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Old 09-29-11, 01:13 AM
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BMC SR02 Fit

With the sale I'm heavily contemplating getting this bike. The only concern holding me back right now is how aggressive the geometry is compared to my current bike. The seat is so much higher than the bar...

I'm about 6'0'' w/ 34 inseam. I figure I can add a different stem to raise the bar a bit but is it worth it? I'm not very flexible and here are my current configs on the bikes I have right now:



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I think you would be a better judge than me....
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Originally Posted by WHOOOSSHHH... View Post
I think you would be a better judge than me....
Yeah, I get what you're saying.

I think I'm going to go for it. I can always take a small loss and sell it later if don't like it.
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You'll like it...
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Old 09-29-11, 06:44 AM
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flip it.
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You can very easily obtain that type of saddle-to-bar drop on the BMC SR02. If you take some measurements of one of your bikes (I'd think the road), then Competitive Cyclist will even set it up the same way. The bars and seatpost will be removed for shipping, so it will be up to you to get the saddle height and bar angle correct.

One piece of feedback based on seeing a lot of CC customer bikes (and I'm a customer too) is that you should ask them to install a 17 degree stem if the bar height requires it, rather than try to get it done with 6 degrees and a boatload of spacers.

But it's very doable.
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Old 09-29-11, 07:49 AM
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+1 , Flip it

U will sell the scraptante after riding the bmc.
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Old 09-29-11, 09:38 AM
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Thanks for the advice. I just ordered...

Anyone ordering should order OVER THE PHONE. I asked them if they could waive the shipping fee and the gladly did it. That's $99 less I had to pay! $999 SHIPPED isn't a bad deal at all.

I went with the 57 since the Scattante is currently 58 and slightly big on me. We will see... 60 day exchange if I need to use it.
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Old 09-29-11, 09:42 AM
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The large will work for you (the size u picked), please dont use the stem as in the scraptante, you will kill all the magic of the bike using it like that, it is a BMC for god sake!
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I'm thinking about ordering either the SL02 or SR02. I ride a 60 usually so that's what I'd probably go with I'm 6'1.5 and long torso and upper body so I need the top tube length. Is there anything special you said to get him to waive the shipping? Who did you speak to at CC? Did you go red or white?

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Old 09-29-11, 12:50 PM
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Originally Posted by speedqing View Post
I'm thinking about ordering either the SL02 or SR02. I ride a 60 usually so that's what I'd probably go with I'm 6'1.5 and long torso and upper body so I need the top tube length. Is there anything special you said to get him to waive the shipping? Who did you speak to at CC?
Seriously. They charged me $75, which I thought was good, but damn...
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Originally Posted by speedqing View Post
I'm thinking about ordering either the SL02 or SR02. I ride a 60 usually so that's what I'd probably go with I'm 6'1.5 and long torso and upper body so I need the top tube length. Is there anything special you said to get him to waive the shipping? Who did you speak to at CC? Did you go red or white?
I don't remember who I talked to but I called first thing in the morning. He was really helpful. I wasn't sure if I needed 57 or 60 (I'm really hoping I got the right size right now) so I got measurements sorted out. After about 20 minutes of convo and right before ordering I just said "btw, do you guys have any coupon codes going on like free shipping" he quickly replied "yeah, I can waive the shipping for you". I have an account with them so maybe he thought I had received a free ship code in the mail and couldn't find it.

Someone in the other thread mentioned they tried to get free ship on their BMC SL02 and CC didn't go for it. Guess I just got lucky...

Red 57.. got an order confirmation just now and it says "UPS Ground - Free Freight Shipping".

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BMC156
STREET RACER SR02 COMPLETE BIKE
$999.00
$999.00
Subtotal:
$999.00
Tax:
$0.00
Shipping:
$.00
Total:
$999.00
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Old 09-29-11, 01:19 PM
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I'm 5'3". I ride a size 48 Cervelo S2 and a size 49 Fuji Roubaix. I was thinking about going with a 51 in this or do you guys think the geometry on this is different and it will be too big. I feel like I could be in between the 48 and 51 Cervelo S2 but went with the 48. I have some toe overlap with it.

Even in slightly bigger, would the 51 work for me or would the 48 be the better choice? It would be my spare bike that probably wouldn't get much riding time and it would be a bike that I can let me friends ride even if they were a little taller than me.
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Old 09-29-11, 01:32 PM
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Originally Posted by todayilearned View Post
I don't remember who I talked to but I called first thing in the morning. He was really helpful. I wasn't sure if I needed 57 or 60 (I'm really hoping I got the right size right now) so I got measurements sorted out. After about 20 minutes of convo and right before ordering I just said "btw, do you guys have any coupon codes going on like free shipping" he quickly replied "yeah, I can waive the shipping for you". I have an account with them so maybe he thought I had received a free ship code in the mail and couldn't find it.

Someone in the other thread mentioned they tried to get free ship on their BMC SL02 and CC didn't go for it. Guess I just got lucky...

Red 57.. got an order confirmation just now and it says "UPS Ground - Free Freight Shipping".

1
BMC156
STREET RACER SR02 COMPLETE BIKE
$999.00
$999.00
Subtotal:
$999.00
Tax:
$0.00
Shipping:
$.00
Total:
$999.00
I got the same size and color. I had trouble doing their measurements myself, so talked to the guy a while and we decided the 57 seemed right. I hope it is. I got a red 57 too. I actually saw one in a shop. It was already sold, so I only straddled it, but it seemed about right. I'm 5 11, wear 32 inseam pants, and my cycling inseam (as I measured it) is 34.
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Originally Posted by waynesworld View Post
I got the same size and color. I had trouble doing their measurements myself, so talked to the guy a while and we decided the 57 seemed right. I hope it is. I got a red 57 too. I actually saw one in a shop. It was already sold, so I only straddled it, but it seemed about right. I'm 5 11, wear 32 inseam pants, and my cycling inseam (as I measured it) is 34.
Similar, 32 inseam pants but measured it at 34 using tape measure. I'm only an inch or 2 taller than you. I seriously can't imagine myself on a 60 bike...

Based purely on anecdotal evidence I've heard BMC frames are slightly larger. Best advice is just to go by top tube size...
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Originally Posted by todayilearned View Post
I seriously can't imagine myself on a 60 bike...
I might be similar to you. 6'0" 34" cycling inseam, 175lbs. Broad shoulders, long arms and size XL gloves.

I ride a 61cm Litespeed M1 I got from CC with 90mm -6D stem and zero setback seatpost. I could get the same cockpit on a 58cm M1 with a 120mm 6D stem and 25mm setback seatpost but I wouldn't be as far over the pedals. I'm not sure which would have been better, maybe it wouldn't have mattered. I do know that people shorter than me can't ride my bike at all.

I would say the 57 is a good choice for you.
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Originally Posted by todayilearned View Post
Similar, 32 inseam pants but measured it at 34 using tape measure. I'm only an inch or 2 taller than you. I seriously can't imagine myself on a 60 bike...

Based purely on anecdotal evidence I've heard BMC frames are slightly larger. Best advice is just to go by top tube size...
+1 on top tube size. The 57 has a 56.5, and I usually like 55 - 56. However, the 54 has such a short headtube, and I would have more seatpost showing, which would (theoretically) put me in a more aggressive position. I didn't want that, so I went with the 57 for the taller headtube, lower seat, and (hopefully) slightly more upright position. I figure I can always get a shorter stem, and compact bars, and I should be right about where I want to be.

That's my theory anyway. I'll let you know how it works in actual practice
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I'm 5'8" and I am on a 47 BMC Race Machine. I had a 49 SLT01 Team Machine. They changed the sizes somewhat between the two frames and I could either go with a slightly smaller frame or one that was larger (went with the smaller frame and got a longer stem). The 47 puts me in a pretty aggressive position, but I am comfortable on it. I would take a look at CC's fit chart and see where you fall in terms of the BMC's, but I would suggest that the 51 may be a bit big.
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Originally Posted by ColinL View Post
I might be similar to you. 6'0" 34" cycling inseam, 175lbs. Broad shoulders, long arms and size XL gloves.

I ride a 61cm Litespeed M1 I got from CC with 90mm -6D stem and zero setback seatpost. I could get the same cockpit on a 58cm M1 with a 120mm 6D stem and 25mm setback seatpost but I wouldn't be as far over the pedals. I'm not sure which would have been better, maybe it wouldn't have mattered. I do know that people shorter than me can't ride my bike at all.

I would say the 57 is a good choice for you.
Yeah, we have the exact same measurements. Except I weigh 10 lbs more right now due to vacation eating.

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I'm 5'8" and I am on a 47 BMC Race Machine. I had a 49 SLT01 Team Machine. They changed the sizes somewhat between the two frames and I could either go with a slightly smaller frame or one that was larger (went with the smaller frame and got a longer stem). The 47 puts me in a pretty aggressive position, but I am comfortable on it. I would take a look at CC's fit chart and see where you fall in terms of the BMC's, but I would suggest that the 51 may be a bit big.
At 5'8'' you use a 47 BIKE!?
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Hmm I thought I was for sure a 60 but now I'm not so sure. I put myself on the CC fit calculator (did the measuring on myself as accurately as I could but it could be a little off) and it told me 59+ toptube so it would be the 60 that would be the longest top tube.

On my 60 CAAD I can't get knee completely over pedal (but people say this isn't completely necessary and just a good starting point for fit) with a setback post. I'm 6'1 - 6'2 with a 34" inseam. I'm oddly built, long torso, shorter thighs/longer calves I think.
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Originally Posted by phee View Post
I'm 5'8" and I am on a 47 BMC Race Machine. I had a 49 SLT01 Team Machine. They changed the sizes somewhat between the two frames and I could either go with a slightly smaller frame or one that was larger (went with the smaller frame and got a longer stem). The 47 puts me in a pretty aggressive position, but I am comfortable on it. I would take a look at CC's fit chart and see where you fall in terms of the BMC's, but I would suggest that the 51 may be a bit big.
5 8 riding a 47? Is that a typo?
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5 8 riding a 47? Is that a typo?
Yeah I know it seems way too small. I have long legs with a short torso, so I have to ride with a lot of seatpost sticking out to get a short enough top tube. Works pretty well though.
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Originally Posted by phee View Post
Yeah I know it seems way too small. I have long legs with a short torso, so I have to ride with a lot of seatpost sticking out to get a short enough top tube. Works pretty well though.
That's cool. Whatever works. I would never have guessed that though.

Still hoping I got the correct size, but I think it will work.
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I recently put in my order for my SR02. I am 5'10 with roughly 30in pants inseam. My cycling inseam that I measured from the CC fit calculator was 80.5 cm or 32.7 in. Im new to road bikes so I didn't really know what size to get. All the bikes I test rode around town were either 56 or 57cm frames. I called to place the order and the CC rep recommended I go with the 54cm and thats what I did. I was going to order the 57 but he said that would be too big.
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Originally Posted by phee View Post
I'm 5'8" and I am on a 47 BMC Race Machine. I had a 49 SLT01 Team Machine. They changed the sizes somewhat between the two frames and I could either go with a slightly smaller frame or one that was larger (went with the smaller frame and got a longer stem). The 47 puts me in a pretty aggressive position, but I am comfortable on it. I would take a look at CC's fit chart and see where you fall in terms of the BMC's, but I would suggest that the 51 may be a bit big.
Were you responding to me? I'm 5'3" riding a 48 Cervelo S2 and am thinking of either the BMC in either 48 or 51.
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