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09-27-21, 02:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 124
Posted By Moisture

You will want to make sure that your handlebar is...

You will want to make sure that your handlebar is cut down to size at around shoulder width, and try using those ergonomic grips which you can angle to allow for a straight wrist position.
09-27-21, 10:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 205
Posted By Moisture

The stock stem was 90. I needed something with a...

The stock stem was 90. I needed something with a higher rise and longer. Unless the stem is +9 or 10°long, i would need to go for 100mm.

If I had a higher stack or longer steer tube and was able...
09-27-21, 08:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 205
Posted By Moisture

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Here's how I am riding so far. 110mm stem on this frame feels very long.
09-27-21, 08:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 205
Posted By Moisture

Youre 100% right. To add to this, it makes...

Youre 100% right.

To add to this, it makes most sense from an efficiency perspective to keep your weight in the saddle and ride upright when pedalling at a relaxed power output.

As you start...
09-27-21, 08:54 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,806
Posted By Moisture

makes me so particularly eager not to follow this...

makes me so particularly eager not to follow this advice.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-21, 07:43 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 10,212
Posted By Moisture

Power output, like someone else mentioned is a...

Power output, like someone else mentioned is a subjective measurement. Longer crank arms (ie. Too long) doesn't necessarily mean more power output because it is more difficult to spin them past a...
09-25-21, 07:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 578
Posted By Moisture

Fitted with a longer stem and 185mm crank arms ...

Fitted with a longer stem and 185mm crank arms

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09-25-21, 12:12 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,100
Posted By Moisture

The Vaseline from the dollarstore works fine for...

The Vaseline from the dollarstore works fine for me. Today I used some greasy hair lotion for the spring in my suspension seatpost.

Jokes aside, I heard Vaseline works fine as grease. I'd just...
09-25-21, 12:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 205
Posted By Moisture

Ideal Handlebar drop?

Ideally I like to have a roughly 5 or 6 cm handlebar to saddle drop on my bikes, even if they are just designed for cruising. Otherwise I tend to use wildly long stems and something closer to being...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-21, 11:58 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 10,212
Posted By Moisture

Maybe... just overly passionate? Im just...

Maybe... just overly passionate?

Im just being perfectly honest with my findings. I've spent quite a bit of time messing around and changing parts.

I really would like for you guys commenting...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-21, 12:53 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 10,212
Posted By Moisture

I just don't see how this could be a one size...

I just don't see how this could be a one size fits all type of thing. Most certainly isn't!

Next thing i hear is someone claiming that 21% of your inseam for a crank length whether its for someone...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-21, 10:37 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 10,212
Posted By Moisture

All these conclusions, based on practically zero...

All these conclusions, based on practically zero personal findings and experiences. Only something I read in "so and so link..."


I have good experience with crank arms between 165-175mm...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-21, 01:45 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 10,212
Posted By Moisture

Does anyone think that having a torso to inseam...

Does anyone think that having a torso to inseam ratio + or - the average 45% figure would play a role here as well? I'm at about 46%.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-21, 01:44 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 10,212
Posted By Moisture

I figured I would revisit this thread after...

I figured I would revisit this thread after trying out 185mm crank arms for the first time yesterday.

First things first, i believe that a lot of the "benefits" i first saw in using longer than...
09-23-21, 06:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 902
Posted By Moisture

For whatever you are trying to achieve, I think...

For whatever you are trying to achieve, I think its a complete waste of time and totally redundant, when you can easily make more of a difference than 500g with your own fitness and performance...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-21, 07:28 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,454
Posted By Moisture

I'm having a lot of trouble understanding why you...

I'm having a lot of trouble understanding why you made this thread to begin with and why you are not putting in any effort to fix your setup despite all the good help you are getting on here.

No,...
09-21-21, 03:04 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,605
Posted By Moisture

using 27.5 wheels with thicker tires to make up...

using 27.5 wheels with thicker tires to make up for the change in diameter? Or using 27.5 with the same tire size as with 29?

It woukd make the bike sit about 21mm lower, so mostly the bottom...
09-21-21, 11:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 172
Posted By Moisture

If only twice a year, rent.

If only twice a year, rent.
09-21-21, 11:32 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,605
Posted By Moisture

I am about 6ft3 and I feel like 29x2.35 is a bit...

I am about 6ft3 and I feel like 29x2.35 is a bit large for me. I would prefer faster response around tighter turns, but Im sure 29 will come in handy with some of the crazy singletrack many of us...
09-21-21, 11:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 172
Posted By Moisture

I have a 26/36 with 11/42t 11 speed on my carbon...

I have a 26/36 with 11/42t 11 speed on my carbon frame Felt, 29" wheels. 26/42 would be sufficient for pretty much any climb. i think you should be fine with a 30 or 32t ring (depending on which...
09-21-21, 10:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 233
Posted By Moisture

Handlebar Width?

I saw a thread on this only for road bikes hence I'm making a new one here.

My current xc bike has 720mm. I've used 780mm before. I find them both to be way too wide. I like something about...
09-20-21, 02:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 729
Posted By Moisture

As for saddles, over time I grew used to riding...

As for saddles, over time I grew used to riding on very light padding without any discomfort. I like touring saddles with a priority on ergonomic shaping .
09-20-21, 02:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 729
Posted By Moisture

You should mainly consider that a saddle is not...

You should mainly consider that a saddle is not there to support your entire weight unless you are pedalling at low efforts.

When pedalling at a higher effort for whatever reason, you shouldn't...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-21, 10:47 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,454
Posted By Moisture

A 100mm stem, with that awkward handlebar drop...

A 100mm stem, with that awkward handlebar drop thanks to your long inseam, therefore forcing you to maintain that horrible saddle position is ruining your whole setup.

Why didn't you try a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-21, 09:22 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,454
Posted By Moisture

398mm reach for a size 56 is rather long. It...

398mm reach for a size 56 is rather long. It seems to cause an awkward riding position as the top tube is a more normal length (565?)

Most XL road bikes are no more than 400mm.

Its an...
09-18-21, 07:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 451
Posted By Moisture

Be careful with your neck. Make sure you keep it...

Be careful with your neck. Make sure you keep it straight in general, not just when you are riding. Lowering the stem likely wouldn't help, but you are encouraged to experiment with saddle/bar height...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-18-21, 07:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 458
Posted By Moisture

I find like I am constantly wanting to use a...

I find like I am constantly wanting to use a longer stem (and increase stack height due to relatively tall saddle height) on every bike i try. At 190cm I am on the upper end of the average xl bike....
Forum: Framebuilders
09-18-21, 07:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 458
Posted By Moisture

It takes a lot of trial and error with different...

It takes a lot of trial and error with different parts and frame sizes.

I am almost 190cm. I find that most XL size bikes (sizes similarl to the left one on that chart) are almost too small for...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-21, 07:24 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,454
Posted By Moisture

I find that regularly playing around with saddle...

I find that regularly playing around with saddle heights, setback, stem height/degree, even the angle of your saddle and handlebars.. all these small details can have a rather profound effect on...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-21, 07:20 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,454
Posted By Moisture

80, 90, 100, even up to 120 are all "normal' stem...

80, 90, 100, even up to 120 are all "normal' stem lengths for a road bike. They are designed around this type of length. Most of the time, going significantly shorter than what designed, like 70 or...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-21, 09:12 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,454
Posted By Moisture

No thank you, ill contribute however I like. I...

No thank you, ill contribute however I like. I didn't ask you for your opinion.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-21, 08:26 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,454
Posted By Moisture

Considering *roughly* where your saddle is...

Considering *roughly* where your saddle is supposed to be, you'd probably want a stem that's about 60 or 70mm long. Does that sound accurate?

You can also try mounting it upside down (eg. +7°...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-21, 07:54 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,454
Posted By Moisture

But you haven't tried different lengths yourself...

But you haven't tried different lengths yourself and came to your own conclusion. This means whatever research you've done is totally irrelevant.

I think that 80 or 90mm stem might still be too...
09-17-21, 07:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 451
Posted By Moisture

It is big, but not too big. 1. If you...

It is big, but not too big.

1. If you standover the frame, does it clear your jewels?

2. If you ride long distsnces, do you still find it comfortable? If not, you can get a shorter stem.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-21, 08:57 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,454
Posted By Moisture

First off, due to your fairly extreme...

First off, due to your fairly extreme proportions, I understand that bike fit is not easy for you. It is totally possible though. I can understand why you have your seat all the way forward.

Like...
09-16-21, 09:40 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,181
Posted By Moisture

2t is enough to make a difference, if you know...

2t is enough to make a difference, if you know that's what you want.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-21, 09:40 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,454
Posted By Moisture

Regarding crank arm size - until you try...

Regarding crank arm size - until you try something proportionally suited to your inseam, I dont see how you can conclude that a shorter length is better.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-21, 09:39 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,454
Posted By Moisture

That saddle is WAY too far forward. Not only from...

That saddle is WAY too far forward. Not only from a fit perspective, but the saddle rails are simply not meant to be mounted so far away from the suggested midpoint.

You would need to move your...
09-16-21, 07:44 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,837
Posted By Moisture

Its not just the tires I would worry about. You...

Its not just the tires I would worry about. You need quite a long reach and top tube length to feel comfortable on singletrack.
09-16-21, 06:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,043
Posted By Moisture

shelbyfv With 190mm crank arms, I can avoid...

shelbyfv

With 190mm crank arms, I can avoid nearly all pedal striking with a bottom bracket height of 285mm , riding however I want. I'd rather just for go for 185mm cranks because they seem to...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-21, 04:40 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,454
Posted By Moisture

Your saddle setback can be used to help place...

Your saddle setback can be used to help place your feet in a properly leveraged position over the pedals. As a general rule of thumb..-

Pedal with the balls of your feet lined up over the pedal...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-21, 03:31 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,454
Posted By Moisture

I would imagine that not enough weight over the...

I would imagine that not enough weight over the axle would mean you need a longer stem. Why do you want to go shorter?

Maybe if you have your handlebars 1-2cm higher like lbs suggested, you'll...
09-15-21, 01:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 578
Posted By Moisture

I think I agree with both of you. It seems to...

I think I agree with both of you. It seems to boil down mainly to an intended use thing.

For someone who doesn't ride anything technical with crazy drops, rocks and roots every step of the way,...
09-15-21, 07:04 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 578
Posted By Moisture

I swear I saw 500mm when I checked that website.....

I swear I saw 500mm when I checked that website..

I saw your comment re. Rigid fork before you apparently edited. When it comes to tackling more challenging terrain, a suspension fork for sure...
09-14-21, 07:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,156
Posted By Moisture

Its not just aerodynamics. The leaning forward...

Its not just aerodynamics. The leaning forward position can help with efficiency at higher power outputs, when more of your weight is out of the saddle and in the cranks.
09-13-21, 07:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 578
Posted By Moisture

Indeed, I managed to get my hands on it just...

Indeed, I managed to get my hands on it just barely. Only because I was persistent and didn't give up on my search.
09-13-21, 06:43 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,040
Posted By Moisture

XC Race beast - ...

XC Race beast -

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09-13-21, 06:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 578
Posted By Moisture

Felt was never popular here in North America. It...

Felt was never popular here in North America. It is very popular in Europe however.
09-13-21, 06:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 199
Posted By Moisture

You would need to be using a fork like 10cm...

You would need to be using a fork like 10cm longer, weight 275lb and be doing jumps to snap a head tube.

op, don't do it. Your bike is designed for 26 and 80mm. You won't be happy with the...
09-13-21, 06:34 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,510
Posted By Moisture

Less space in between each cog + narrow chain...

Less space in between each cog + narrow chain maybe?
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