Stand-over clearance. How much do you have.

nicklouse Posts: 50,675
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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