Dandelionclock30 wrote:Thanks for those replies-I dont really wnt a MYKA as although I think the frame is good, I think the components including the fork are not very good(on the hardtails) and I dont want a suntour fork!
I will have a look at the Giants, but I want to try one before I purchase it.
Yeah I could do with being measured up properly and it all written down for me exactly but I dont know anyone that does this.My experience of bike shops is that if you can stand over it and grab the handlebars then it fits! Thats not good enough for me.
I think its an important issue to get a good fit because otherwize its a pain literally.
Does anyone know anywhere that they will measure you for reach etc ? I know theres places in London but I need West Yorks really.
Appreciate the built up Myka range isn't great spec, but you suggested in the opening thread you wanted a small enough frame to build from. If you can buy a nice lightly used Myka frame or even a complete bike (a 2011 Disc one sold local to me on eBay last week for £220) you have plenty of cash left for some very good kit to hang off it
Just a thought
Alternatively perhaps have a look around on eBay for small / extra small frames - these often dont sell for much money due to the size.
I appreciate you really want to sit on a few buitl up bikes to establish which frames suit and which don't - this isn;t easy as most outlets only stock a few ladies bikes, and very few small framed mens models.