I forgot to mention mine is a 17.5' in my previous post.Luke Trailrider said:I am 5'10" 215 lbs and I bought a Gary Fisher Piranha about 2 weeks ago. For me the geometry has worked out well. Climbs and handles really well. I have been getting some wicked pain in my hands since I got it though. I think its from the brake levers but I'm not sure. Thus far I'm really digging the genesis geometry.
Thats just it, it has a longer top tube to place you in a more agressive position, but stock they put shot stems and riser bars on them so i guess that they apeal to everyone figuring that people who ride XC will just replace atleast the stem.Shayne said:I think Fisher's 'genesis geometry' is the opposite of agressive. I think it has a very relaxed, commuter feel to it.
Chainstays aren't all that short, the toptube is a bit longer than 'average' and they come stock with freakishly short stems...
Just add riser bars and your ready for a good rails-to-trails ride.
I'm 5'6" with a 28" inseam and I ride 23"TT bike with a 75mm stem because the old 120mm stem seemed to make my weight swing from side to side in tight corners and above all it seemed like it was more of a turn of the bars with the shorter stem as opposed to the fealing of swinging the bars side to side with the longer bars. That may be because of the fact that my first three bikes were Fishers though .2inthehole said:alot dont like it because of the fit it gives certain people. if you have short arms and a short torso, the bike feels to stretched because of the longer top tube (genesis is short chain stay and long top tube)