Really great you are putting all this work into helping everyone with this. I am currently riding on a Giant Propel which I have converted to a triathlon bike with clip on handlebars etc. Obviously not optimal so now looking into buying a Canyon Speedmax. See below my specs
Saddle hight: 810mm
Pad stack: 669mm
Pad reach: 440mm (I know this looks very short, but because the sadle of my propel can not get more to the front, it is so short. My saddle setback is 90mm, which is far from optimal for me. adding this to the reach and elimination the saddle setback would result in a pad reach of 530mm)
Saddle setback: 90mm
Drop saddle to bars: 100mm
What would be the best options for me? Much appriciated!
You and I agree that this position isn't optimal. I'm deeply reluctant to prescribe a new bike purchase off of those numbers. I'd like you to fitted by a legit fitter. If you want to do that let me know the area in which you live and I'll recommend a fitter. If that's not an option then I'm gonna take your height of 1820mm and your saddle height of 810mm and come up with a Pad Y of 647 and a Pad X of 503. I'm more confident in that than your current 669/440. If my numbers are right then you'd have two options in the 2019 Speedmax SLX:
1) Size medium, either bar (flat or rise), 55mm of pedestal, short stem and pads dead center in the stock mounts.
2) Size large, either bar (flat or rise), 15mm of pedestal, short stem, and pads back almost all the way.
I'd recommend the large.
Let me know if you have more questions, Ian
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