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Specialized venge elite

mikejohnstonmikejohnston Posts: 8
edited March 2014 in Your road bikes
Hi there new to the forum!just picked this up from the store, had my bike fitting and the seat post can be flipped to bring the saddle forward as im 6'4 (does look odd though so may have to flip it back) thanks for looking! image_zpsdb4e70da.jpg
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after i flipped the seatpost
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im sure i will enjoy this!

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  • oviovi Posts: 396
    very nice... out of interest what is the distance between the centre of the bottom bracket and the saddle top? and what is your inseam?
    Thanks.
  • ovi wrote:
    very nice... out of interest what is the distance between the centre of the bottom bracket and the saddle top? and what is your inseam?
    Thanks.

    bottom bracket-saddle top 81cm and my inseam is 76cm
  • ugo.santaluciaugo.santalucia Posts: 26,441
    and my inseam is 76cm

    ???? :shock: that's bizarre...
  • and my inseam is 76cm

    ???? :shock: that's bizarre...


    sorry meant 86cm
  • ColinthecopColinthecop Posts: 996
    That's a gorgeous looking bike.
  • That's a gorgeous looking bike.

    thank you
  • nweststeynnweststeyn Posts: 1,574
    Im the same height as you and have always avoided Specialized because I think that, when it comes to guys like us, the huge headtube accentuated by the curved top tube looks weird. The more I look at yours, though, the more I'm starting to think it's not an issue. Cool bike :)
  • lawrenceslawrences Posts: 1,011
    nweststeyn wrote:
    Im the same height as you and have always avoided Specialized because I think that, when it comes to guys like us, the huge headtube accentuated by the curved top tube looks weird. The more I look at yours, though, the more I'm starting to think it's not an issue. Cool bike :)

    Nahh still looks weird.
  • I'm surprised they didn't put you on a 58 looking at that fit. It's a nice bike, I actually really like 61 Venges but I can't say that looks right.
  • I'm surprised they didn't put you on a 58 looking at that fit. It's a nice bike, I actually really like 61 Venges but I can't say that looks right.

    I have to admit it was bothering me so i did flip it around again and made a few adjustments, put 20 miles on it this morning and didn't seem to make a difference maybe over longer rides but we'll have to see, so the finishing product now :)

    image_zpsfd73ec52.jpg
  • I'm surprised they didn't put you on a 58 looking at that fit. It's a nice bike, I actually really like 61 Venges but I can't say that looks right.

    I have to admit it was bothering me so i did flip it around again and made a few adjustments, put 20 miles on it this morning and didn't seem to make a difference maybe over longer rides but we'll have to see, so the finishing product now :)

    image_zpsfd73ec52.jpg
    Ahh that's such a good looking bike, it's actually making me want one. Most people dislike Venges and say they get uglier as they get bigger but I completely disagree. 61s are the best. Fancy taking some more pics? :roll:

    Looks much more natural with the post flipped by the way, I was struggling to see how your knees could be in an efficient place the other way.
  • declan1declan1 Posts: 2,470
    I must have really long legs - I'm 6'1" and my inseam is 91cm (36"). Great looking bike but as always big sizes don't look right with Specialized :(

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    I have no idea what's going on here.
  • oviovi Posts: 396
    ovi wrote:
    very nice... out of interest what is the distance between the centre of the bottom bracket and the saddle top? and what is your inseam?
    Thanks.

    bottom bracket-saddle top 81cm and my inseam is 86cm

    Cheers fella,
    mine is: bottom bracket-saddle top 83cm and my inseam is 95cm. Seems like my legs aren't as stretched out as much as yours.
  • RideOnTimeRideOnTime Posts: 4,712
    oh my...
  • Really like that.

    I'd love to see a Venge and Roubaix join my Tarmac.
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  • Miles253Miles253 Posts: 535
    I'm 6"4 too, I don't think the big frame looks that bad now I see it, do you find it comfortable?
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  • Miles253 wrote:
    I'm 6"4 too, I don't think the big frame looks that bad now I see it, do you find it comfortable?

    Yeah i do,very smooth with the cosmics on
  • maxlitemaxlite Posts: 293
    Lovely bike, although I prefer the look of Cav's 49cm frame :D
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  • maxlite wrote:
    Lovely bike, although I prefer the look of Cav's 49cm frame :D

    agreed
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