A SHIV TT fitting question:
I require the following fit:
CM top of PURSUIT BAR
(BULL HORN) REACH
(all +- 1 CM)
Im about to order from UK SHIV TT, but need FITTING guidance since the charts I cannot trust really. What size would you recommend (lowest arm pad stack needed) that you can measure from your FRAME (size ??).
This question also goes to the "GURUS" Marc &Co, please (ASAP, since National champs in Albania due end of May)
I have a large, and the stack & reach on the Spec website is bang on, so I'd assume that would be consistent across sizes. As you probably know, the stack for the S through XL sizes is identical, both arm pad stack and frame stack. And they're all too big for you (543mm shortest possible APStack.) So you'd need an XS frameset to get low enough. However the reach on the XS maxes out at 45cm to center of pad. If you currently ride with your forearms on the pads, you could in theory have the pads on the shiv hit you at the elbows & fit the XS. Then you could try a different aerobar, ST member tetonrider has taken a crack at fabricating a Shiv stem to fit standard aerobars, so you could run the Pro Missile or similar and you might be able to stretch out that way. Or, get a Medium frame, tolerate being 1cm higher to the pads (543mm min) and be bang-on for reach (480mm max reach).