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Trek abandons shorter riders

Old 11-30-11, 11:02 PM
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Trek abandons shorter riders

Trek abandons shorter riders. This is their meager offering for 2012.

43 cm frame (and 650 mm wheels) is available only in the 1.2, in the second cheapest bike. There are no Lexas in this size.

47 cm frame is available in 5.9C, 4.6WSD, 4.5WSD, 3.1WSD, Lexa, 1.1.
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Easy... go with another brand.

Sincerely will be really hard for trek to make smaller frames with the actual configuration they have, in a matter of fact the 47 u mention is technically a 51, oversize carbon tubes have that tiny inconvenient, thats the reason many brands right now fit quite big too. So pretty much dont know whats the surprise.

For the record i was looking at the 4.6 wsd geometry and the whole line should handle like a 18 wheeler truck. I wouldn't race in that at all but for normal weekend riders is ok, trek sells them a cute and lite bike, so everybody happy.


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Old 11-30-11, 11:12 PM
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such as giant, whose women's XS is 43 and the S is 47.

btw someone legitimately needing a 43 isn't "shorter" ... it's actually far below average for US adult females, but I could see juniors riding one.
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I didn't even realize that most manufactures made them that small. As was previously mentioned though, go with another brand if one doesn't have what you want.
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Originally Posted by trek2.3bike View Post
Trek abandons shorter riders. This is their meager offering for 2012.

43 cm frame (and 650 mm wheels) is available only in the 1.2, in the second cheapest bike. There are no Lexas in this size.

47 cm frame is available in 5.9C, 4.6WSD, 4.5WSD, 3.1WSD, Lexa, 1.1.
Um. I mean I guess if what you mean by "Trek abandoning shorter riders" is that Trek isn't making a bike that fits .05% of the population then yes, Trek is abandoning shorter riders. Not that it makes financial sense for any company to mass produce a bike for such a small segment of the population. You will probably need a custom frame. Exactly how short are you?
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There is of course the mental midgetry implicit in this thread.
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Old 12-01-11, 05:24 AM
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Originally Posted by ColinL View Post
such as giant, whose women's XS is 43 and the S is 47.

btw someone legitimately needing a 43 isn't "shorter" ... it's actually far below average for US adult females, but I could see juniors riding one.
Exactly...and BTW, manufacturer's don't simply move away from something unless there is some reason. Like not selling any. Franky, I will sell a Giant to a kid before a Trek due to the range of height their frames will handle versus most others.

We had a 43 on our floor for two years. We finally moved it for cost to get rid of it to a guy who has a daughter that does triathlons, and she's like 11 or something.

I somehow get the feeling every now and then that people think a company ought to make products that don't sell, "just in case" that one customer shows up. For really short people, there are alternatives.
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I curse trek and their lack of a 66cm bike.
I'm donating my vintage trek frames to Occupy Wall Street in solidarity.
We. Are. The 0-point-5 percent!
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Originally Posted by Standalone View Post
I curse trek and their lack of a 66cm bike.
I'm donating my vintage trek frames to Occupy Wall Street in solidarity.
We. Are. The 0-point-5 percent!
you guys are brutal. funny... but brutal.

remind me not to post in anticipation of a sympathetic response.
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Is fuji the only major brand that makes 650c and 24" wheeled bikes?
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Got no sympathy from me . . . as a tall & lanky rider it's been hell bike shopping for decades. Tall people have been getting the short end of the stick since forever.
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pcad beat me to the punch.

Randy Newman strikes again!
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Originally Posted by trek2.3bike View Post

43 cm frame (and 650 mm wheels) is available only in the 1.2
So they aren't really abandoning shorter riders, since they still make the 1.2, buy that one.
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now you're ready for a 56cm!!!
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Even I'm not this short.
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Originally Posted by trek2.3bike View Post
Trek abandons shorter riders. This is their meager offering for 2012.

43 cm frame (and 650 mm wheels) is available only in the 1.2, in the second cheapest bike. There are no Lexas in this size.

47 cm frame is available in 5.9C, 4.6WSD, 4.5WSD, 3.1WSD, Lexa, 1.1.
It's not just Trek and bicycle industry, it's pretty much anything that has to do with fitting humans. I am 5' 7" and weigh 155 lbs and can't find a decent pair of pants or a shirt that isn't L, XL and XXL. But that is a different discussion for a different forum.
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Had to switch brands

I was looking for a bike for my very petite 13 year old daughter last year. Manufacturers don't carry everyone of their bikes in every size. They figure buyers will be more willing to switch to a different model if they are looking for an odd size.

I love my Trek Madone and Trek tandem, but last year the only Lexa model that came in a 43cm was the SLX which was out of my price range for my middle school daughter.

Since all 47cm were too big for her (4'6"), I switched to a Petite Felt Z95 with 650c wheels. Life's good.
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I ride xs size frames. I have a 2007 44cm Spec Ruby. I got it at the end of 2008, at a hefty discount; it had sat on the sales floor that long. My next frame will be a custom.
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How tall are you? Notice that part I wrote above about 'legitimately needing a 43cm frame'.
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Is fuji the only major brand that makes 650c and 24" wheeled bikes?
No, Terry also makes bikes with 650C for women.
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Originally Posted by fstshrk View Post
No, Terry also makes bikes with 650C for women.
terry is not exactly a major brand... It's a really good company, but they are small.
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Answer the question. HOW TALL ARE YOU? XD
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must be at least lance tall to ride bike
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I don't think the troll is coming back.
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