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    Default stack height

    i'm talking about the frame's stack height vertically from horizontal tt to bb
    it seems to pop up on some stock geometry sheets, but not on others. i suppose i could see how it'd be helpful.
    how importantly do the framebuilders regard this measurement?
     

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    Default Re: stack height

    That's not "stack height". Stack height is generally the amount of "stack" that a headset adds to your frame, when installed. Unless I'm missing something in your post.
     

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    Default Re: stack height

    well, just "stack" then
     

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    Default Re: stack height

    Could you post a sheet with that measurement and point it out to me?
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    Default Re: stack height

    Not that I know anything about anything but I've never seen that before I could guess and say that it may there just to show a comparison between a level TT bike and a sloper. Cervelo is pretty good at marketing strategy and may have found it an oft asked question from the havent rode in twenty years crowd.
     

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    Default Re: stack height

    I think it came about as a way to let people know how high the head tube is relative to the BB. If you're concerned about head tube length cause you can't handle much bar drop it helps you. At least that's what I think.
     

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    Default Re: stack height

    Dan Empfield of slowtwitch.com came up with (or maybe just popularized) stack/reach as a standardized comparison of tri bike geometries, and maintains a Stack & Reach Database

    I haven't seen it used much elsewhere.
     

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    Default Re: stack height

    Quote Originally Posted by vqdriver View Post
    I used to be curious when a company introduced their methodology for something. Now my head just explodes.
     

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    Default Re: stack height

    I use it often in determining if fit coordinates can be applied to a particular frame. It's quick and takes seat tube angle out of the equation. For stock frames that is.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by 962 View Post
    I used to be curious when a company introduced their methodology for something. Now my head just explodes.
    Carbon paste. I hear it's a panacea for whatever ails your bike or body.
     

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    Default Re: stack height

    looks to me like "virtual top tube height" by another name.
     

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    Default Re: stack height

    Quote Originally Posted by Craig Ryan View Post
    I think it came about as a way to let people know how high the head tube is relative to the BB. If you're concerned about head tube length cause you can't handle much bar drop it helps you. At least that's what I think.
    Agreed.
    For someone like me, it's a pretty useful measurement. Cool.
     

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    Default Re: stack height

    Here is one of Empfield's earlier articles from '03 where he explains his use of the terms, which Cervelo uses. Not sure if he was the first to use the terms that way or not. I have seen other uses of the terms "stack" and "reach," such as GrantM does in this wiki thread. I think that the term "reach" is more frequently used to describe the distance from the saddle to the handlebars, so the use of the same term can be a but confusing.
     

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