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bike sizing Foes

Kntr

Turbo Monkey
Jan 25, 2003
7,536
20
Montana
Do people usually go with the size the bike company reccommends?

Foes recommends a medium Fly for me. Im 5"9" and my med 02.5 Fly felt big to me. I am getting an 06 Fly on crash replacement and the small specs seem TOO small and the medium looks alright but the wheelbase is pretty big.

spec for 06 small FLY;
20"-toptube
21"-effective toptube
43.8"-wheelbase

spec for 06 med FLY;
21"-toptube
22"-effective top tube
44.8"-wheelbase

I want a smaller bike as I ride a lot of tight techy stuff. On the other hand, I have to ride up a lot. I guess I could always slide the seat as far back as possible and/or get a Thompson setback seatpost.

Opinions and ideas? I have to decide by Monday on a size.
 

Russ

Chimp
Jan 25, 2003
37
0
Bay Area, California
All I can tell you is that the 05/06's 'feel' bigger than the older Flys. I'm 5'11", have a medium and it feels 'big'. A lot of it is in the top tube height. If I were getting another, I'd get a small and deal with it. FWIW.
Good Luck!
 

Kntr

Turbo Monkey
Jan 25, 2003
7,536
20
Montana
The 06 sizing is a lot different that the 05. The 06 top tube on all sizes is 1" shorter. :think:
 

Kntr

Turbo Monkey
Jan 25, 2003
7,536
20
Montana
OK, I got the lowdown. The 06 medium is the exact same size as the 05 small. They changed it because people thought the Fly was a little big in 05.