yes, yes I get it now. I would also like to know why this is.granny.gear said:The Aussie seat angle is 72.5 degrees (US 73.5), and this affects wheelbases and top tubes slightly.
Look at 16.5" for example. US wheelbase is over 12mm longer.
I just got an 18.5", and the top tube measures only 21.5" !. I tried to measure the top tube every way I could... center to center, virtual, etc., and I can't for the life of me figure out how Giant got 23.2" TT on an 18.5. I'm 5'9" and I need to push my seat way back or it feels too cramped. Once the seat is back it fits great. I think they possibly welded a TT from a small frame on my bike... That's probably the reason I was able to buy the frame for $299 new .synkronized23 said:After a whole season of riding, I feel that my 18.5" Giant VT is too small for me. Moving from a race-geometry 19.5" Fuel 95 last year, at first I thought that the VT was just a different type of bike. I'm about 6'0 to 6'1 and the cockpit feels too short, and I feel cramped. I could get a setback seatpost and maybe a longer stem, but would that solve the problem? How would that compare to getting a larger frame? Thanks.