chainstay length

sirmy Posts: 67
edited December 2008 in Road beginners
I assume that chianstay length is the distance from the bottom bracket axle to the centre of the rear drop out but could any one explain why figures in excess of 400 mm are often cited for chainstay length on frames?


  • redddraggon
    redddraggon Posts: 10,862
    My chainstays on my Ribble frame are just over 400mm.

    What's the issue?
    I like bikes...

  • meagain
    meagain Posts: 2,331
    450 +/- 15 on the Tricross Single!!
    "Cancel my subscription to the resurrection."
  • sirmy
    sirmy Posts: 67
    Ignore me, I've got flu and a head full of cotton wool, of course that's the length of them (reading inches as cms!)