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I've just finished uni, and have three months to do absolutely nothing except what I want.

I feel I should do something at least vaguely academic, whilst having time off, though.

I'm interested in knowing if there is actually a "right" size bike for an individuals height and weight.

For this, I need as many examples as possible - so if you've got a spare two minutes, please copy and paste the below in to a response. Thanks a bunch!

The things I'm really interested in are asked for in the brackets after. Anything extra is a bonus - anything less is not a problem... I'm doing research, after all. I'll find out elsewhere.

You...

Height: (cm)

Weight: (kg)

Style: (Street/Natural/TGS - which style is your bike most comfortable to ride in - NOT what do you prefer, or are best at.)

Your Bike...

Type: (mod/stock/24)

Weight: (kg - if known)

Frame: (name will do, but if you know the geo - that'd be great. ((WB, BB, CS, HA, headtube length and especially reach (((BB to top of headtube)))))) <--- 6 closing brackets :giggle:

Forks: (again - length and rake if known, please)

Headset: (internal of standard)

Stackers: (total mm)

Stem: (rise and length)

Bars: (rise, width, upsweep and backsweep)

Cranks: (length and offset)

BB: (width)

Finally...

Comments: (does your bike feel a little too long, too short etc... What would you want different about it or is it absolutely perfect for you?

Cheers ^_^

P.S. I realize it'll probably interest very few of you, but I promise I'll share if there's anything worth sharing at the end of it.

P.P.S. If anyone's done this before, please don't tell me - I like finding things out for myself.

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I'm kinda awkward....massive bike, tiny rider

You...

Height: (cm) sorrrrry 5 8"

Weight: (kg) 63.9

Style: (Street/Natural/TGS - which style is your bike most comfortable to ride in - NOT what do you prefer, or are best at.) Bikes designed for Natural.....seems to ride best in this setting.

Your Bike...

Type: (mod/stock/24) Stock

Weight: (kg - if known) 9.7kg

Frame: (name will do, but if you know the geo - that'd be great. ((WB, BB, CS, HA, headtube length and especially reach (((BB to top of headtube)))))) <--- 6 closing brackets :giggle: Coustellier V2 1117,+43, 380, 71.5, 685

Forks: (again - length and rake if known, please) 420, 45mm

Headset: (internal of standard) standard

Stackers: (total mm) 10mm

Stem: (rise and length) try-all nuc 125 x 25*

Bars: (rise, width, upsweep and backsweep) Viz Pro720 11* 9* 720mm

Cranks: (length and offset) No idea on offset...Echo CNC 170mm

BB: (width) 128mm FSA

Comments: Love the way the coustellier rides....amazing frame in my opinion.Rides great on street and natty, and they seem pretty damned strong. I reckon a high front end is vital for this frame, along with shorter Koxx forxx with less offset that will help reduce the gargantuan wheelbase.If you want any more info just ask :)

Cheers, Alex

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Height: (cm) 170

Weight: (kg) 75

Style: (Street/Natural/TGS - which style is your bike most comfortable to ride in - NOT what do you prefer, or are best at.) tgs/natural

Your Bike...

Type: (mod/stock/24) stock

Weight: (kg - if known) 8.87

Frame: (name will do, but if you know the geo - that'd be great. ((WB, BB, CS, HA, headtube length and especially reach (((BB to top of headtube)))))) triton deema 1085, 35, 385, 72, headtube unknown, 670 reach

Forks: (again - length and rake if known, please) pace rc32t 415mm 45mm

Headset: (internal of standard) standard

Stackers: (total mm) 10

Stem: (rise and length) trialtech forged 120mm, 17°

Bars: (rise, width, upsweep and backsweep) trialtech sport - 88mm rise, 10° up, 10° back, 740mm wide

Cranks: (length and offset) middleburn 165mm 28mm

BB: (width) 122mm

Finally...

Comments: Bike feels about spot on, I would prefer to be able to bunnyhop it better but Im not tall enough :(

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Height: 178cm

Weight: 59KG

Style: TGS

Your Bike...

Type: Mod

Weight: 9.9KG

Frame: Zoo! Lynx .. Chainstay Length: 362mm BB Rise: 55mm Head Angle: 72 degrees

Forks: Echo Urban 4-Bolt

Headset: Standard - Onza Mongo III

Stackers: 4mm i think

Stem: 175mm X 30 degrees

Bars: 29.1" X 2" X

Cranks: 165mm..not sure of offset

BB: 129mm axle

Finally...

Comments: (Bike feels perfect, id much rather have some new cranks and a new back wheel..apart from that shes perfect :)

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Height: (cm) 6 foot 3 (dunno what that is in cm)

Weight: (kg) 10.6 stone (dunno kg :P)

Style: (Street/Natural/TGS - which style is your bike most comfortable to ride in - NOT what do you prefer, or are best at.) Mix of street and TGS

Your Bike...

Type: (mod/stock/24) Mod

Weight: (kg - if known) pass

Frame: (name will do, but if you know the geo - that'd be great. ((WB, BB, CS, HA, headtube length and especially reach (BB to top of headtube) Python 05 short, 1007mm wb, rediculously short chain stays which i will measure later (Y)

Forks: (again - length and rake if known, please) Echo lite

Headset: (internal of standard) Chris king no thread set

Stackers: (total mm)none

Stem: (rise and length) 120mmx20

Bars: (rise, width, upsweep and backsweep) 1" rise 29" width dunno the rest

Cranks: (length and offset) 170mm echos

BB: (width) 128mm gigapipe

Finally...

Comments: (does your bike feel a little too long, too short etc... What would you want different about it or is it absolutely perfect for you?

i feel too cramped on the back wheel but its brilliant for chucking it about and spins etc. im gonna try out a new lynx frame which is 1020mm too see if i get on better with that

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Height: 182.88 (6ft)

Weight: 63.5 (apparently)

Style: Street/TGS

Type: Mod

Weight: On the heavy side

Frame: Koxx XTP no 282. With echo lites 1045(?), +55, 360mm, 22" tt,, bb-ht = 24", no idea on the rest.

Forks: Onza disk forks (hence on why its a heavy)

Headset: FSA Pig

Stackers: 10mm (1 stacker)

Stem: ViZ! Wealded 170 - 35 

Bars: Trialtech Sport Riser. Width: 740mm (29.1in) - Total rise: 88mm - Upsweep: 10°- Backsweep: 10°

Cranks: Trialtech Sport Forged. 35mm offset and 175 mm length

BB: 125mm

Finally...

Comments: Feels good to me, though im pretty much a noob. though i do miss my onza, it pulled up like a bmx and would never snap.

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You...

Height: (cm)175

Weight: (kg)57

Style: (Street/Natural/TGS - which style is your bike most comfortable to ride in - NOT what do you prefer, or are best at.) - Street

Your Bike...

Type: (mod/stock/24):Stock

Weight: (kg - if known): ~10

Frame: (name will do, but if you know the geo - that'd be great. ((WB, BB, CS, HA, headtube length and especially reach (((BB to top of headtube)))))) <--- 6 closing brackets :giggle:

ZOO!Pitbull 2007 long , 1090mm,+20mm,380mm,670mm

Forks: (again - length and rake if known, please): ECHO Pure , 405mm length with 40mm offset

Headset: (internal of standard):Standard

Stackers: (total mm):5mm

Stem: (rise and length): Truvativ XR 3D Forged , 100x5degrees

Bars: (rise, width, upsweep and backsweep): Flatbar , 740mm

Cranks: (length and offset):170mm

BB: (width):117mm

Finally...

Comments: (does your bike feel a little too long, too short etc... What would you want different about it or is it absolutely perfect for you?

My bike feels a little long , maybe a longer stem like 120x20degrees. I haven`t tried a rise bar yet but i think i will invest in one.

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You...

Height: 179cm

Weight: 69kg

Style: Street/TGS

Your Bike...

Type: mod

Weight: 9.2kg

Frame: Echo Lite '09 (Short)

Wheelbase: 1000mm

Chainstay Length: 362mm

BB Rise: 55mm

Head Angle: 72 degrees

Centre of BB shell to top centre of head tube: 600mm

Forks: Tryall Forxx

Axle to Crown length: 360mm

Axle Offset: 45mm

Headset: Standard

Stackers: 15mm

Stem: 150mm x 25°

Bars: Onza Carbon

Width: 760mm (30in)

Total rise: 55mm

Cranks: Length 160mm, Offset 35mm

BB: 127.5mm

Finally...

Comments: Bikes perfect, wouldn't change a thing!

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Height: (cm) 179 cm

Weight: (kg) 90 kg

Style: (Street/Natural/TGS - which style is your bike most comfortable to ride in - NOT what do you prefer, or are best at.) Old school hopping around on street and natural.

Your Bike...

Type: (mod/stock/24) Stock 26"

Weight: (kg - if known) 11.1 kg

Frame: (name will do, but if you know the geo - that'd be great. ((WB, BB, CS, HA, headtube length and especially reach (BB to top of headtube): GU LE, 1090 wheelbase, 383mm CS, +35 BB, Head Angle: 72 degrees, Centre of BB shell to top centre of head tube: 680 mm, 120 mm head tube length (These are the Tartybikes figures I haven't measured myself).

Forks: (again - length and rake if known, please): Onza Tuf Guy (I think 405 mm long, offset about 45 mm) - Don't have definite figures, but I replaced an Echo urban with one of these on my last bike and it felt exactly the same, but I think the Tuf Guy is officially slightly longer than the Echo.

Headset: (internal or standard): Standard 1 1/8" Hope

Stackers: (total mm): About 1 cm.

Stem: (rise and length): Tarty forged - 120 x 25 degrees rise I think

Bars: (rise, width, upsweep and backsweep): Trialtech risers - 740 mm wide 88 mm rise.

Cranks: (length and offset): 175 mm Trialtech, offset 35 mm (Anything less catches the frame on a 128 mm BB.

BB: (width) 128mm Try-All ISIS

Finally...

Comments: (does your bike feel a little too long, too short etc... What would you want different about it or is it absolutely perfect for you?

The bike feels about right on the length for hopping and rolling around. Slightly short while on the back wheel, but not enough that it affects what I can do (I seem to be able to hop forwards further than I could on my last bike which was slightly less cramped on the back wheel). Much easier to get towards the front wheel balance point for pivots and to wheelswap to the back compared to the Echo Control I used to have. Can't pigeon onto things as easily as the Echo Control thanks to the higher bars and what feels like a shorter wheelbase limiting the height of obstacle I can sit the front wheel on. Easier to spin than the Echo, but definitely not a first and foremost spinny street machine.

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You...

Height: 5'10 sorry

Weight: 14 stone 9

Style: street crossed with TGS

Your Bike...

Type: stock

Weight: 10.07kg

Frame: Siimtra st1 geo 1080wheel base 72 headangle 380 stays 20mm bb rise

Forks: trialtech sport 410mm lengh 45 offset

Headset:standard echo sl

Stackers: none

Stem: trialtech sport forged 120 *17

Bars: trialtech sport 88mm rise

Cranks: echo cnc 170 mm lengh 36mm offset

BB: gigapipe dh 128

bike rides perfect wouldnt change it for anything

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Height: 6 foot

Weight: 79.5 (about 12 stone 7?)

Style: TGS

Your Bike...

Type: mod

Weight: (kg - if known)8.8???

Frame: Maladie, 1025mm, 362mm stays, +85mm BB, Head Angle: 71.5 degrees

Forks: Echo SL's; 370, 40mill offset?

Headset: standard

Stackers: 15mm

Stem: Trial tech sport; 150, 35degreea

Bars: Trial Tech Sport

Cranks: Monty Ti the short ones, 175? 172?

BB: dunno, koxx?

Finally...

Comments: It feels long but easily managable

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You... Ali C

Height: 5'10"

Weight: 73kg

Style: bmx style street with trials moves

Your Bike... Proto Inspired 26"

Type: stock

Weight: 11kgish

Frame: Inspired proto 26", not at liberty to disclose geo

Forks: inspired, 35mm rake, 400mmish length

Headset: standard

Stackers: 25mm

Stem: Onza 85x20

Bars: inspired, no idea on geo

Cranks: trialtech, don't know the geo on these either

BB: proto trialtech, 128mm

Finally...

Comments: bike feels super!

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You...

Height: 185cm

Weight: Not really sure...

Style: Street, I guess. Mostly gets ridden on natural.

Your Bike...

Type: 24

Weight: Just under 10kg?

Frame: Inspired Fourplay - 1030mm, 385mm, +35mm, 650mm reach

Forks: Inspired Fourplay - 410mm, 35mm

Headset: Standard - Echo SL

Stackers: 30mm :>

Stem: 70mm x 25°

Bars: 730mm, 103mm, 10°, 10°

Cranks: 170mm, 35mm

BB: 122mm

Finally...

Comments: Awesome. Great on natural, great on street. Bit of a beast! Solid setup too, not worried about a thing.

Having said all that, I don't think you're really going to get much of a sorta point from all this. People use bikes for such a variety of uses and prefer different heights on their bars and so on so I don't think there's going to be much of a definitive answer.

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Height: ~ 187

Weight: 112

Style: Street

Type: Stock

Weight: 11.4

Frame: 1092, +25, 380, 72.5°, 120, 690

Forks: 410, 45

Headset: Standard

Stackers: 5

Stem: 20°, 120

Bars: 77, 710, 9°, 9°

Cranks: 175, 35

BB: 128

Comments: This setup feels just right for me, have had a few other newer frames recently but always get back to this one.

Edited by ZeroMatt
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You...

Height: (cm) 180cm

Weight: (kg) 62kg

Style: (Street/Natural/TGS - which style is your bike most comfortable to ride in - NOT what do you prefer, or are best at.) Balanced

Your Bike...

Type: (mod/stock/24) Mod

Weight: (kg - if known) somewhere around 9.5kg

Frame: (name will do, but if you know the geo - that'd be great. ((WB, BB, CS, HA, headtube length and especially reach (((BB to top of headtube)))))) <--- 6 closing brackets :giggle:Echo lite 07

WB: 1000mm

BB: 60mm

CS: couldn't find, they're pretty short

Forks: (again - length and rake if known, please) Echo lite 07, again no idea

Headset: (internal of standard) standard czar

Stackers: (total mm) 20mm

Stem: (rise and length) 150mm 25rise

Bars: (rise, width, upsweep and backsweep)

Width: 690mm (27in)

Total rise: 86mm

Upsweep: 11°

Backsweep: 10°

Cranks: (length and offset)

160mm

BB: (width)

trialtech lite, no idea on width

Finally...

Comments: (does your bike feel a little too long, too short etc... What would you want different about it or is it absolutely perfect for you?

The bike is perfect for bunnyhops and feels very flicky.

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You...

Height: 178

Weight: 70

Style: Natural-ish.

Your Bike...

Type: stock

Weight: 8.8

Frame: 680mm, 1080mm / 383mm / +40mm / 72* / 110mm

Forks: 405/35

Headset: std

Stackers: 0

Stem: 138x25

Bars: Echo SL, don't know the geo - similar to Trialtechs

Cranks: 158mm

BB: 128mm

Edited by Greetings
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Height: 177cm

Weight: 75kg

Style: street

Your Bike...

Type: 24

Weight: no idea...but its a solid build on a fourplay

Frame: inspired fourplay

Forks: inspired

Headset: standard hope

Stackers: 20mm

Stem: hope 90x10

Bars: inspired 720mm wide / 88mm high / 9 degrees on both sweeps

Cranks: 170mm trialtechs

BB: no idea

Finally...

Comments: its a bunnyhoping machine! it can feel a little cramped for static trials stuff but as a result it does feel alot 'flickier'. very comfortable pivoting/bouncing on the front wheel aswell with the bars slightly forward (whilst maintaining bunny hoping fun)

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Height: idk metric lol 5 foot seseven inches

Weight: 120 pounds

Style: I love trials, so everything, but i love big gaps and drops.

Your Bike...

Type: Mod

Weight: 8.2-8.3

Frame: Bionic B4R 1000 WB +60BB 350CS 72HA

Forks: Old montys, have no idea, im guessing higher like 50mm though.

Headset: standard echo sl

Stackers: none

Stem: (onza tmaster 185/45

Bars: viz maxbar 720, not sure, i think 9-10 or 9-11

Cranks: tryall, 160mm

BB: FSA isis - 128

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I'll finish uni next month, so I'll have some massive rides :) Here you are:

You...

Height: 173

Weight: 70

Style: Street

Your Bike...

Type: mod

Weight: 9'4 kg

Frame: Zoo! Python '09, WB: 1030; BB: +55; don't know others lengths

Forks: Echo Lite, with a stunning crack over Hs welds

Headset: Zhi, don't know which type

Stackers: WHAT? XD

Stem: Trialtech Sport

Bars: Trialtech Sport

Cranks: Trialtech Sport, 175 mm, on a 20" yeah lol

BB: First

Finally...

Comments: I think it's a litlle long for me, I do like natural and a 1010 would ride perfect. I'd change the f**king forks and the pedals, I want some new Tr's.

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Height: 5,6

Weight: 10.2

Style: street

Your Bike...

Type: Mod

Weight: 9.1KG

Frame: Zona Zip

Forks: try-all foxx

Headset: standard onza

Stackers: 10mm

Stem: monty 150 x 30

Bars: trialtech sport risers

Cranks: 160mm trialtech

BB: N/A

Coments:

The bike feels realy good and solid, would like the BB to be a little higer, or the frame to be a little shorter around 1020.

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Height: 179.07

Weight: 71kg

Style: street

Your Bike;

Type: 26

Weight: no idea

Frame: 06 echo control. 1085, +10, 71.5, 375 i dont know the reach at all

Forks: trialtech 4 bolt

Headset: std

Stackers: 5mm

Stem: 120x17 pazzaz

Bars: 05 zoo!

Cranks: middleburn 170

BB: 128

Finally...

Comments: perfect, maybe abit lighter.

Edited by Ash-Kennard
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