I'm in the market to purchase a Tri bike and have my eye on a Speedmax CF 8.0, among others. Since this will be my first Tri bike purchase, I decided to get a Guru Fitting done in order to be armed with some numbers when I start looking for a specific brand/model. The fit process was great and I learned a lot, but I am still a bit unsure about which size to get if I order a Speedmax.
When I put my body dimension into the Canyon fit system it tells me that I normally would be a small, but because of my short inseam an extra small would be a better fit. I understand that the Canyon fit system is just an approximation and may not take into account all other factors. I called Canyon and asked them what size would be best and they really could not give me a definitive answer. According to them I am sort of in-between sizes and either might work.
The Guru Fit System will allow you to pick out a few bikes you may be interested in and recommend the proper sizing and setup needed, such as Stem length, Stem Angle, Spacer size, etc., in order to hit your fit numbers for a particular bike. For the Speedmax CF it recommended a size small with some modifications to the stock stem length and angle. See photo below.
I would like to purchase a bike without having to completely reconfigure the front end with new parts. I know the bike won't fit perfectly out of the box and adjustments will be needed and over time I could fine tune those items. But I would like to get it as close as possible with the stock parts and adjust those to my "fit numbers"
Another issue is that according to my Fit numbers, my Pad Stack and Reach does not even seem possible with a size small Speedmax - See Photo Below.
Then again, I am new to this and not exactly sure how all these numbers fit together and I am sure I am missing something. But it would appear that my pad stack and reach numbers fall into the Extra-Small bike.
Honestly, I am not certain I really understand the whole fit process and how stem length plays a role and why the Fit system recommended such a short stem and why it appears that a size small would indeed not be the right size, so please excuse my ignorance. For all this rambling is probably showing how little I know about tri bike fitting! :-)
To sum it all up....I need help. I really appreciate any input on the size that would be best for me and apologize for the long winded post.
Height: 65 inches / 165.1cm
Inseam: Roughly 29 to 30 inches / 73.66 to 76.2cm
Thank you for your help!