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Hey guys,

I just received my new Canyon Endurace AL 6, and I ordered the size M. (Because S was out of stock for the next 2 months).

I have 1,75m, and Canyon recommends size M for 1,77~1,85, 82kg, my inside leg length is 85cm.

This is my first road bike of my life, so I am not sure if the drop and the "hood" position is correct. I saw some blogs talking about have a small bend at elbow during the drop, but my position is completely stretched. (Images at https://imgur.com/a/LEEkdre and https://imgur.com/a/eEWS2rP)

What should I do? Return it and wait 2 months for the small one? Or is it fine to ride like this?

Thanks for the help <3

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StraelGuy [1444 posts] 1 month ago
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We're all different in how we like our bikes to fit but that looks absolutely fine to me.

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mike the bike [1080 posts] 1 month ago
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I found the Canyon size guide to be absolutely spot on, despite initially thinking the bike would be too small.  But your photos look good to me; if you become convinced the frame is a little too long a change of stem would quickly remedy that.  Twenty millimetres makes a big difference, as the actress said to the bishop.

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joeegg [75 posts] 1 month ago
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     I have the Endurace in carbon and am fractionally taller than you at 1.80m.

     The website gave me a recommendation of a meduim and thats what i went with.

     The only alteration to the standard spec was changing the stem from 100 to 110 as i felt slightly cramped . Apart from that it feels spot on.

Looking at your photos i wouldn't say you were  " completely stretched " but it may feel like it if your used to riding mountain bikes.

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Mathemagician [26 posts] 1 month ago
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Your fit looks OK at a glance, but the only way to find out is ride it I guess. I'm 1.74m and I have the medium Endurace...I find it comfortable. Like the previous poster, I'd probably also suggest a shorter stem if you find you're too stretched out...your back will let you know if you are.

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don simon [2327 posts] 1 month ago
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Does it feel uncomfortable?

Do your knackers sit on the top tube when standing over?

Does the seatpost sit anywhere near its max height line?

If the answers are no, I suggest that the size is correct.

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BehindTheBikesheds [2032 posts] 1 month ago
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I'm 1.79, I ride a 58 and 59  carbon and 62 traditional diamond frame, you look fine on the medium

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StraelGuy [1444 posts] 1 month ago
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I'm 179 cm and my summer bike is a 56 cm and my winter bike is a 58.

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Vejnemojnen [285 posts] 1 month ago
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looks fine. Maybe you'll need longer stem, as you seem to be a bit crumped.

 

Oh, and invest in some razors or wax. Just for the looks. It's even more comfier during these heat waves