Endurance V Race geometry.

” I bought an endurance bike because I ride endurance/sportives”.

Fine probably if you are female.But if you fall into the catagory of most males ie: Short legs Long torso. You could be in trouble before you even get on the bike. Very often and increasingly I am seeing more and more male clients in my studio and they arrive with the “endurance bike”
To be clear………endurance geometry is basically a tall but short bike with some kind of “magical idea” that sitting upright is in someway more “comfortabe” than distributing the weight across the bike.
So if you have short legs and a long back your bike is simply going to cause you to crunch up your back in some manner in order to fit into a space that is to short. And some of these bikes are so short that even with a 140mm stem they are still to short.
“but i can push the saddle back to compensate” I am not even going to begin to explain the problems this is most likely to cause. But in almost every situation I see on these bikes upper shoulder and neck pain is the most common.
And finally………endurance geometry is basically the same as ladies geometry…and just so its clear, Women usually have long legs and short torso.
So educate yourself before you spend thousands on your new bike.

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