Cube reaction sizing help

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ljs1977
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Cube reaction sizing help

Postby ljs1977 » Sun Feb 24, 2013 23:21 pm

Hi

Just been sitting on some Cube bikes this afternoon.

I am 5'9, 30" inside leg and ride a cube stereo 18" currently.

I tried a 19" Reaction and a 17" analogue, very similar geometry.

The 19" felt a bit big, but I think that i may be able to sort this with a lower stack and shorter stem.

The 17" felt small, again this would be better on the reaction after sorting the stem and it has different bars (wider and lower). the Geometry is so very close, only really the reach and stand over to worry about. 19" is nestling the jewels as does the Stereo.

Thoughts please

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Re: Cube reaction sizing help

Postby devbrix » Sun Feb 24, 2013 23:40 pm

I'm just an inch taller and have an 18" Stereo 26er and 17" Reaction 29er. Good sizing for me although did change to wider handlebars and actually shortened the stem on both. Spent all day on Dartmoor on the Reaction today and had a great time, panned the 26ers in claggy mud. Lol
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ljs1977
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Re: Cube reaction sizing help

Postby ljs1977 » Sun Feb 24, 2013 23:54 pm

Cheers, that's really useful.

I have swapped to a 750 bar and 50mm stem on the Stereo.

Think the reaction will have a 60 mm one when I get it.

Thanks for your post, could you give me some feed back on the reaction, what sort of riding will it take as I am selling the stereo to buy the reaction

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Re: Cube reaction sizing help

Postby diddyfunk » Mon Mar 04, 2013 14:27 pm

I have a 2012 Reaction and am 5ft 7" tall

I chose the 18" and am glad I did as I fall between the 16/18 sizes

I like having a bit of room on a bike

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Re: Cube reaction sizing help

Postby Vladislav » Mon Mar 11, 2013 10:15 am

diddyfunk wrote:I have a 2012 Reaction and am 5ft 7" tall

I chose the 18" and am glad I did as I fall between the 16/18 sizes

I like having a bit of room on a bike

Hoipe that helps


Interesting, im about your height and also obviously between 16 and 18, and went for a 16 reaction, because really its about the same size as cube aim 18" :) soon will get it and will see how it goes :)


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