6’1” lengthy legged people: what kind of attain numbers/sizes are you going for on fashionable bikes?


I’m 6’1” barefoot, with fairly lengthy legs (36.5in pedal to high of saddle distance).

I’m on a dimension massive Banshee Titan. It’s received average attain (470mm), however a good bit of stack (644mm, plus I’m overforking a bit). I’ve received a 50mm stem, 5mm of spacers beneath the stem, and a 38mm riser bar, and at this level I’m fairly positive I’m “shut” to my ultimate sizing. My ultimate body most likely has attain within the 470-500mm vary, with 640-660mm of stack.

For me, I’ve seen I’m actually delicate to stack peak. And lots of massive frames have extra attain than my banshee… however at approach, approach decrease stack. and to get these bikes again as much as the stack I would like, it successfully reduces the attain, and pulls weight off the entrance wheel. So the average attain of the banshee, is definitely more practical attain than my previous Kona course of (475mm attain, 631mm stack iirc).

I’ve not ridden a motorbike with greater than about 500mm of attain. I’m curious what it could really feel like. However I did spend 4 hours on a brand new Santa Cruz Bronson (XL, 500mm attain, 649mm stack), and that felt like the fitting dimension for me.

Good luck!



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