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It does to me and it feels too long. I'm kinda bored so take a look at these pics and look at my seatpost setup. Thanks for any and all considerations. On a happier note Blurs ride awesome and it'll be no big deal to exchange it.

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In the pics, you seem to be really upright. Do you normally ride that straight up? If yes, then the top tube/stem seem a bit long.

My rule of thumb, which works for me, is that when looking down, the handlebars obscure my view of the front hub.

Go by feel. I ride a bike way smaller than what is recommended. It just feels right, and I've been riding it for years.

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Uhhh i dont agree with the whole front hub thing but i use it as a good baseline to start with and theres about an 1-2inches of air between my handlebars and the hub (About midway through the stem. My other worry is the I have about no weight on the rear wheel with my seat scooted forward on a straight post.

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heck, it looks just fine.

But how does it FEEL?

If it doesn't feel right, F'n change it.

Did you try many frame sizes first? I think the best thing to do if your cockpit position is uncomfortable is to play with stack height/stem length and your seat location because that frame looks alright. but the most important thing is riding it. If another frame size feels right do it.
 

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Archdukeferdinand said:
heck, it looks just fine.

But how does it FEEL?

If it doesn't feel right, F'n change it.

Did you try many frame sizes first? I think the best thing to do if your cockpit position is uncomfortable is to play with stack height/stem length and your seat location because that frame looks alright. but the most important thing is riding it. If another frame size feels right do it.
Theres not a large Blur anywhere to be found and the thing is i have the stem flipped and only one small spacer and the handlebars feel to high. Too bad the damn thing has a 5.9 in heatube or it'd be perfect. Maybe a large with a 120mm stem and a setback seatpost would be the ticket me thinks...or a Burner if i can pull it off with my boss at the shop.

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Theres not a large Blur anywhere to be found and the thing is i have the stem flipped and only one small spacer and the handlebars feel to high. Too bad the damn thing has a 5.9 in heatube or it'd be perfect. Maybe a large with a 120mm stem and a setback seatpost would be the ticket me thinks...or a Burner if i can pull it off with my boss at the shop.

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Thats a nice bike man I am jealous.:(

And its a big fitting bike, too. Damn, being poor is THE $HITS!

Take out the one small spacer and the bars will drop about 1cm. Is the too-high handlebar your main concern? Because you do look a little upright, and thats usually because of a too-short stem - not a too long headtube.

If you had the Large instead of the XL then you would only lose about .8 inches on the headtube, and flipping your stem back over will put you back where you started.

Or you can find a stem with more rise and flip that baby over to bring the bars down.
 

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I'd say try a large before making any decisions. I guess SC has a hard time keeping up with demands and all. I'd definitely look into the turner too. They're nice bikes, you oughta be sure its a nice fit too.
 

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Looks fine to me if you like sitting upright as it looks in the pic.
I dont know about getting a laid back post and longer stem if you think the bike feels long.
Take it on a few good rides then see if anything needs changing. Maybe a longer stem will be the fix you like.
 

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Looks fine to me if you like sitting upright as it looks in the pic.
I dont know about getting a laid back post and longer stem if you think the bike feels long.
Take it on a few good rides then see if anything needs changing. Maybe a longer stem will be the fix you like.
Yea the handlebars feel too high and the reason i have my seat so forward is to try and get my knee closer to the pedal spindle so i really dont know whats up as my hub is way behind my handlebars so there cant be a need for a longer stem. I dunno ill go play with it some more but a Large Racer-X with the 24" toptube but 5" headtube is sounding might nice but it'll probably end up being a Large Blur. Oh and long live EP prices.

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I just slid the seat all forward and it felt alot better because i could get alot more weight on the front of the bike. I'm coming from long and low hardtail (Giant MCM) with a 22.5in toptube and a 4.8in headtube that felt better climbing but way to short and unstable descending. I love the Blur and maybe i need to just adjust or get a RX.

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I find your top tube is actually a bit too short yet the standover is a bit too tall. You seem fairly cramped and upright in that cockpit. That is precisely the problem I have with the blur. SC top tubes are just to short for my taste and require really long stems. Having slid the saddle so far forward could be causing the impression of the short top tube. You should probably start by setting the post height and saddle offset to the correct setting over the BB and from there you can immediately tell if the TT and standover are off. Having the saddle so forward on a straight post is not usually normal.
 

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I find your top tube is actually a bit too short yet the standover is a bit too tall. You seem fairly cramped and upright in that cockpit. That is precisely the problem I have with the blur. SC top tubes are just to short for my taste and require really long stems. Having slid the saddle so far forward could be causing the impression of the short top tube. You should probably start by setting the post height and saddle offset to the correct setting over the BB and from there you can immediately tell if the TT and standover are off. Having the saddle so forward on a straight post is not usually normal.
I agree with Hecubus. That bike looks all wrong for you. What size is it? You say it feels to long but you looked cramped. I could not imagine climbing in that position.
 

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Looks good to me

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It does to me and it feels too long. I'm kinda bored so take a look at these pics and look at my seatpost setup. Thanks for any and all considerations. On a happier note Blurs ride awesome and it'll be no big deal to exchange it.

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... but like the other cat said, how does it feel? Maybe your old bike was too small.
 

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I find your top tube is actually a bit too short yet the standover is a bit too tall. You seem fairly cramped and upright in that cockpit. That is precisely the problem I have with the blur. SC top tubes are just to short for my taste and require really long stems. Having slid the saddle so far forward could be causing the impression of the short top tube. You should probably start by setting the post height and saddle offset to the correct setting over the BB and from there you can immediately tell if the TT and standover are off. Having the saddle so forward on a straight post is not usually normal.
Alright thats done and i still feel cramped and the h-bars feel too high. I did the wrench sceince fit thing and here is what they said:

Overall Reach:63.88cm
Center to top: 19
Center to Center: 18
Optimal Saddle Height: 75.13

And my measurements are
Height: 70.25in
Sternum Notch: 57.15in
Inseam: 33.5in
Arm length: 23.5in
Shoulder width: 17.5in
Flexibility:5
Weight:170
Footsize:11.5

What toptube size do i need?

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I agree with Hecubus. That bike looks all wrong for you. What size is it? You say it feels to long but you looked cramped. I could not imagine climbing in that position.
Yea i thought it felt too long because i was so upright and my arms were too flat.

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anand said:
I agree with Hecubus. That bike looks all wrong for you. What size is it? You say it feels to long but you looked cramped. I could not imagine climbing in that position.
Yea i'm def. cramped and i was thinking that a shorter stem would put me more over the bars but it'll give me a more upright position which i don't want and its not too long. I'll throw a 120mm stem on there tomorrow and get back to everyone. I still feel the handlebars might be too high so i might end up pulling a Tinker and running like a -20* rise stem.

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Im about the same size as you and I found the medium cockpit way too cramped for my tastes.
I messed around with different stems and laid back posts, but no joy.
So i sold it.
 
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