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Old 07-23-10, 02:10 AM
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Nashbar Touring Frame Standover Height

Does anyone know what the standover height on the Nashbar Touring Frameset in 56cm would be with something close to 700x40c tires? Thinking of building one for myself and I've got stubby legs.
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Old 07-23-10, 05:20 AM
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The standover height isn't going to change based on which tires you put on, and it's... 32.5 inches.

I've got stubby legs, too, and mine fits great.
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Old 07-23-10, 06:12 AM
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The standover height isn't going to change based on which tires you put on
Yeah it does - that's why surly lists their stand-over height as a value, and then tells you on a footnote that 700X28 ruffy tuffy tires were used to calculate it.

See here: http://www.surlybikes.com/frames/lon...trucker_frame/

Click on "geometry" and you'll see what I mean.

Just wanted to point it out, nothing personal.

With 40mm tires you are probably looking at a very slightly higher SO than what is listed. I don't know what tires nashbar uses to measure SO height.
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Old 07-23-10, 09:41 AM
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So the standover is 32.5" on a 56cm? That's 1) really tall for a 56 and 2) totally too high for me.
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Old 07-23-10, 10:33 AM
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Originally Posted by TurbineBlade View Post
With 40mm tires you are probably looking at a very slightly higher SO than what is listed. I don't know what tires nashbar uses to measure SO height.
I'd be surprised if 700x40s actually fit this frame! My 700x35 Vittoria Randonneur Hyper tires looked a bit tight, so I'm thinking you might fit a 700x38 without fenders but probably not a whole lot more than that. Unless you're comfortable with tight clearances? Makes me nervous...

FWIW, standover height on my 54cm Nashbar with 700x32 Vittoria Randoneer Hyper tires is approximately 31.5". That's measured from the ground to the middle of the top tube.

Edit: to clarify, I measured from the ground to the top to the top tube and I made the measurement half-way between the head tube and the seat tube.

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Old 07-23-10, 11:30 AM
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I measured from the ground to the top of the top tube, btw.
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Old 07-24-10, 05:07 PM
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Would it be safe to assume the stand over height for a 50 cm on 26" wheels would be about 28"????
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Old 07-24-10, 05:34 PM
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You can't run this frame with 26" wheels. The brake posts aren't in the correct spot and you may run into pedal strike problems.
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Old 07-24-10, 05:41 PM
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Thanks for that, it helps a bunch... Do you know the standover of a 50cm or if the Madones components will swap over?


Thanks in advance
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Old 07-25-10, 06:47 AM
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Does standover height mean off the saddle with both feet flat on the ground? I'm wanting a touring bike and have been riding a 18" hybrid for the last 12 years. My pant inseam is 30". I'm particularly looking at the Nashbar frame. Should I get a 54 or maybe a 52?
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Old 07-25-10, 09:28 AM
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Standover height is measured from the top of the TT to the ground. If the TT slopes, it's generally measured in the middle of the TT. This can vary slightly with tires chosen.
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MJH, in about a week, I'll be able to give you a good answer. I've got a 30" inseam and I've just ordered a 56cm frame. We'll see if I can straddle it when I get here.
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Interesting piece of info, Nashar has the frame on sale now for 99.99 but the fork doesn't appear to come with it. It appears as a separate item at 69.95. They used to always sell the two together.

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But they also have 15% off. Came out to 145-something, which I feel is still a good deal for a complete frame.
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Old 07-25-10, 11:23 AM
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Originally Posted by Garthr View Post
Standover height is measured from the top of the TT to the ground. If the TT slopes, it's generally measured in the middle of the TT. This can vary slightly with tires chosen.
Emphasis on "slightly". The tread on tires can VERY slightly affect the height of the top tube... maybe by a quarter inch between the shortest and tallest tires you could get.


@MJH: Yes, off the saddle with both feet flat on the ground. You probably want about an inch of clearance between your delicate bits and the top tube. Measure your inseam from crotch to ground in the shoes you will be riding in, and subtract 1.5 inches. That would be your perfect standover height (with a little fudge room for good measure). You can vary from this by about an inch in either direction if it will help you get the correct length top tube, etc. And IMHO it's better to ride a frame that's slightly too big than one that's slightly too small.
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