Currently I have a Large Stumpjumper 2021 29er.
The size was advised by the shop I purchased it from. It was OK at first but I ended up having a bike fit to adjust a few things (slightly longer stem and get the saddle height/position dialed in) which helped a lot.
I am now looking at getting a Canyon CF 7.0.
The fitter is advising me to get a Large (based on measurements below), however Canyon are advising to go with a medium.
My height is close to 180cm and 80cm inside seam.
Its not that I don't agree the fitter might be correct, it's just Canyon say the bike would be bike and I am not sure the best course of action or the differences I would feel going from the MTB to either sized road bike. As its direct to consumer I am wary about purchasing a bike too large.
I've tried to look at the Geometry comparison on 99spokes.com / geometrygeeks.bike and while I can see the size differences I am not too sure what it would mean in real terms.
Fitter provided these measurements:
I do realize the main advice I'll get here is
- I should discuss further with the fitter (I 100% will, just not available at the moment)
- Get a bike that I can test ride. (Wasn't possible with Canyon and no local stock of similar bikes or alternatives to try)
But I wanted to ask here if anyone's had any similar experiences with MTB to road or Larger bike than manufacturers suggested. Or any general thoughts on it.