Surly Long Haul Trucker sizing

Surly Long Haul Trucker sizing

Postby snafuspyramid » Fri May 17, 2013 6:00 pm

Hi guys,

I'm looking to purchase a new Surly LHT frame and retire my Giant hybrid frame.

I am 6'4" with an inseam of around 950mm (big legs). According to Leonard Zinn's sizing calculator (of which I'm pretty fond for the most part) a "relaxed" rider of my proportions (including arm length etc) will want a 64 cm top tube length (centre to top), unless you're using custom 200mm cranks (made, as it happens, by a very small number of people including Leonard Zinn).

That would give a LHT frame in size 64.

Another calculation I've seen floating about is to multiply inseam length by some figure I've forgotten. That also yielded a figure of between 62-64.

Personally the larger frame size sounds pretty good to me (the 64mm) especially given the impression I've been getting that tourers should prefer larger frames.

I'll be purchasing this from my LBS not online, but by the time I realise it's too big or small or whatever I'll already have built a bicycle into it...

Does anyone else ride a frame in this size? I understand that they're a pretty new addition to the Surly line.
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by BNA » Mon May 20, 2013 2:23 pm


Re: Surly Long Haul Trucker sizing

Postby rifraf » Mon May 20, 2013 2:23 pm

I suggest a quick call to:

Dirt Works Australia
02 9679 8400

as I found them helpful when wanting info on my Surly Ogre.

Another port of call might be Cheekymonkey Cycles as they seem to be an often quoted source of Surly info.

Ph: 02 9557 5424
3a Georgina St Newtown
email: [email protected]

Hope someone there can help
Surly Ogre, Carry Freedom Y-frame Trailer, Extrawheel trailer.
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Re: Surly Long Haul Trucker sizing

Postby barefoot » Mon May 20, 2013 3:42 pm

I suggest consulting the LHT Google Group:

They have endless discussions about LHT sizing.

There's a database of LHT riders' dimensions, frame size and comments somewhere in their g-docs space, which might help swing you one way or another.

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