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3/26/2012 5:55 PM

does anyone know what the offset on the fly tierra makes the toptube feel like?

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3/26/2012 6:07 PM
Edited Date/Time: 3/26/2012 6:08 PM

0.4" longer, I believe. So the 20.6" has the space of a 21", but feels like a 20.6".

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3/26/2012 6:08 PM

If by offset, you mean the head tube angle, then it's 75 degrees I think. And I'm pretty sure that's the standard angle, so it should feel no different. It's a short, low, responsive frame.

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3/26/2012 6:10 PM

okay, im around 5'5" so i should probably go for the 20.6. thanks!

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3/26/2012 10:01 PM

Xxohioanxx wrote:

0.4" longer, I believe. So the 20.6" has the space of a 21", but feels like a 20.6".

It's actually the opposite. The offset makes it ride like a shorter frame, but give you the room of a longer toptube. So the 20.6" rides like a 20.2" and the 21" rides like a 20.6"

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3/26/2012 10:16 PM
Edited Date/Time: 3/26/2012 10:17 PM

ZackRidesATierra wrote:

It's actually the opposite. The offset makes it ride like a shorter frame, but give you the room of a longer toptube. So the ...more

I've heard people say that but I don't get it... the seattube is more towards the rear than usual. So wouldn't it feel like there is more room, but still feels the same?

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3/26/2012 11:56 PM

Xxohioanxx wrote:

0.4" longer, I believe. So the 20.6" has the space of a 21", but feels like a 20.6".

ZackRidesATierra wrote:

It's actually the opposite. The offset makes it ride like a shorter frame, but give you the room of a longer toptube. So the ...more

Xxohioanxx wrote:

I've heard people say that but I don't get it... the seattube is more towards the rear than usual. So wouldn't it feel like ...more

no because when you change the angle of the seat tube it moves your crank position forward... my bike has a 70 sta and i love it. and someone said take about a quarter inch off the toptube size for what it should feel like... but get it i can hang manuals super low now

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3/27/2012 4:45 PM

Xxohioanxx wrote:

0.4" longer, I believe. So the 20.6" has the space of a 21", but feels like a 20.6".

ZackRidesATierra wrote:

It's actually the opposite. The offset makes it ride like a shorter frame, but give you the room of a longer toptube. So the ...more

uh you sure?

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3/27/2012 4:57 PM

Xxohioanxx wrote:

0.4" longer, I believe. So the 20.6" has the space of a 21", but feels like a 20.6".

ZackRidesATierra wrote:

It's actually the opposite. The offset makes it ride like a shorter frame, but give you the room of a longer toptube. So the ...more

DylanLow wrote:

uh you sure?

yeah my 21 is like a 20.8 so get a size big

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3/27/2012 5:42 PM

ZackRidesATierra wrote:

It's actually the opposite. The offset makes it ride like a shorter frame, but give you the room of a longer toptube. So the ...more

DylanLow wrote:

uh you sure?

metalheadification wrote:

yeah my 21 is like a 20.8 so get a size big

i want to make sure im getting the right size though

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3/27/2012 5:42 PM

it's like theres 21 inches of toptube, but your cranks are in the same place as a 20.8

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3/27/2012 6:35 PM
Edited Date/Time: 3/27/2012 6:39 PM

The labeled 20.6 actually measures to 21, because of the offset. Same for the labeled 21, which measures 21.4. I got my Tierra 5 last week in 20.6, and I'm 5'10 with plenty of room, so get the 20.6.
Edit: Plus Kevin Porter is 5'11 and rides the 20.6 also.

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