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Stand-over clearance. How much do you have.

nicklousenicklouse Posts: 81,520 Lives Here
edited June 2018 in MTB general
Stand-over clearance.

Often mentioned but do you actually have any?

Sonic and I have differing views on this so I thought I would ask the forum for some infos.

Trying to keep it simple lets have some info.

this is all presuming that you have a correct sized 26" wheeled bike. (add any extra info needed.


bike type: HT or Fully

Travel: Front and Rear (if an HT leave rear out)

clearance: with both feet flat on the ground and with the nose of your saddle touching you body.

your height and inner leg measurements approx.

thanks muchly.
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    4 inches

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  • D-Cyph3rD-Cyph3r Posts: 847
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  • DoombrainDoombrain Posts: 360
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    4"

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  • The Northern MonkeyThe Northern Monkey Posts: 20,783
    edited April 2010
    HT (NS - 17.5" - 160mm) - had about 3 to 4 inches. But the frame was smaller and more chuckable.

    HT (GT Aggressor XCR - 20" - 130mm) - upto 1 inch. The smaller size was too short/compact for me. Never had any issues, it was a great bike to be honest!

    HT (P7 - 19" - 140mm) - 1 to 2 inches but I wanted a bigger frame for a compromise between xc comfort and chuckability.

    Oops, forgot to add...
    I'm 6ft2 with quite a long reach. No idea what my leg length is though lol.
  • Ho humHo hum Posts: 236
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  • jay12jay12 Posts: 6,306
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  • woodnutwoodnut Posts: 562
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    Travel: 100mm

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    I know thats not as much as i "should have" but I'm just comfortable on the bike
  • Thread8Thread8 Posts: 479
    HT

    80mm travel

    around and about 2.5 inches, off the top of my head

    5'9", christ knows what my leg length is lol :oops:
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  • phoebianphoebian Posts: 497
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  • sparrowlegs78sparrowlegs78 Posts: 2,583
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  • 77ric77ric Posts: 601
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    Travel: 140mm front and back

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    height: 6' 1" inner leg: 33"
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  • NormalDNormalD Posts: 145
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    3" (this seemed a lot when I ordered the bike but I'm glad now)

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  • RealManRealMan Posts: 2,166
    edited April 2010
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  • Hercule QHercule Q Posts: 2,781
    edited April 2010
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  • mudsuckermudsucker Posts: 703
    Bike: Stumpjumper FSR 08 Large frame

    120mm travel front and rear

    clearance: about 2.5 inches

    Height: 5ft 11. leg 31"
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  • phzphz Posts: 478
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  • x-islex-isle Posts: 794
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    Travel - 140

    Clearance - Put it this way, if I was to jump forward off the saddle quickly, I'd probably lose any Family Allowance prospects.

    Height - Er, about 5'8" (maybe 9" at a push)

    Inside Leg - Yes, I have 2 of them, er, I think it's 30"
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  • RichMTBRichMTB Posts: 599
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    1"

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  • diddyfunkdiddyfunk Posts: 252
    Can someone tell me what distance we are talking about here?

    If I stand over my bike with my bum touching the nose of the saddle, are we measuring from the bottom of my hanging baskets to the frame or censored to the lowest part of the top tube?

    I am 5ft 7" but have a small frame bike and a 1 inch gap between the bottom of my hanging baskets and the frame diresctly below.

    although everywhere you read suggests that for my height I should have a medium bike frame, I believe that would just be too big for me.

    HELP
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  • HT

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    5ft 11ish as for my legs no idea - i wear 29 leg trousers though.
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  • mkfmkf Posts: 242
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    height: 5'7"

    inside leg: 29.5"
  • HT Inbred 29er, 21"

    Travel : None!

    Clearance : About 3"

    Height : 6'4"

    Inside leg : 37"!

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  • floosyfloosy Posts: 270
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    lost interest in this now,
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  • LutoLuto Posts: 7
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    height: 5' 5/6
    inside leg: 29/30"
  • MacAndCheeseMacAndCheese Posts: 1,944
    Bike: Marin Wolf Ridge (Medium - 17.5")
    Travel: 140mm
    clearance: my 'package' just touches the top tube so zero.
    height: 5'7"
    Inside leg: 29-30"


    Bike: Marin IFT (Medium - 17.5")
    Travel: 100mm
    clearance: 1' or 2 inches from memory
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