A few months ago, I announced I had registered for a 240-mile bicycle tour.
I had anticipated a limited selection of options due to my height but I had no idea
I am exactly 4'10.5" tall with an approximately 27" inseam. I discovered I have a long torso for someone my size so most people my height actually have much longer legs.
I realized I would never be able to touch the ground while on the seat - the objective was to find a bike with a low enough standover that I could actually stand over it.
When I was about to withdraw from Tour DaVita after endless phone calls, weekends dedicated to going from bike shop to bike shop, bike stem sawing, and lots of tears of frustration, a kindred spirit by the name of Peggy from Two Wheels One Planet called me after getting my
Based on my rambling, she was confident she had found the bike for me. By this point, I knew what didn't work but I wasn't 100% certain what would work for me and I was ready to take a leap of faith after she read me the dimensions. Peggy said she talked to Trek and they had one bike in this size in a warehouse somewhere in California.
Sight unseen, I purchased the Trek Lexa SLX in the XS 43 cm size.
When the bike arrived, Peggy sent me an email to let me know it was assembled and it was small. I stopped by Two Wheels One Planet after work today and saw my Trek Lexa SLX for the first time.
I'm in love. She's beautiful. And she's so tiny that she fits in my car without having to remove one of her wheels.
|G||Chainstay length||41 cm|
|D||Effective top tube||48 cm|
|Frame stack||48.1 cm|
|B||Head tube length||13 cm|
|L||Frame reach||35.5 cm|
|A||Seat tube angle||75.5 cm|
|Seat height maximum||65.5 cm|
|Seat height minimum||55.5 cm|
|Q||Seat tube||38.8 cm|
Trek Lexa SLX
Frame Alpha Black Aluminum
Fork Bontrager Race, carbon legs, SpeedTrap compatible
Frame fit H3
Wheels Bontrager SSR, 650c
Tires Bontrager R1, 650x23c
Shifters Shimano 105 STI, 10 speed
Front derailleur Shimano 105
Rear derailleur Shimano 105
Crank Shimano R-553, 50/39/30 (triple)
Cassette Shimano 105 11-28, 10 speed
Components Saddle Bontrager Affinity 1 WSD, steel rails
Seatpost Bontrager Carbon, 20mm offset
Handlebar Bontrager Race VR-S, 31.8mm
Stem Bontrager Race Lite, 7 degree, 31.8mm
Headset 1-1/8" integrated, semi-cartridge bearings
Brakeset Tektro R540 brakes w/Shimano 105 STI levers
Grips Bontrager gel tape
Extras Fender mounts