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Cube reaction sizing help

ljs1977ljs1977 Posts: 247
edited March 2013 in MTB general
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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  • devbrixdevbrix Posts: 127
    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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  • ljs1977ljs1977 Posts: 247
    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

    Cheers
  • diddyfunkdiddyfunk Posts: 252
    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
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  • VladislavVladislav Posts: 23
    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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