As an aspiring Strida owner, still unsure regarding which models to buy, I am asking for advice from someone who has direct experience with Strida SX
Based on the online information the SX (including the 18" wheel size) is suitable for anyone between 153 cm and 193 cm - so it appears that both my girlfriend and I fall into the applicable range (she is 160 cm, I am 180 cm tall) and each of us can buy an SX.
However we recently visited a local bike shop where the owner stated something different - he claimed that these models are suitable only for those taller than 163 cm, and in case of purchase he needs to provide extra service at extra charges, in order to adjust the seat-hight on my girlfriend’s bike.
I found this odd since, as mentioned above, the online information states 153 cm as minimum hight. To clear up this confusion before making the purchase, I would like to know if anyone can confirm by experience:
- If the shop owner was right and these bikes are only suitable for those above 163 cm, or
- the online information is correct and the SX can be used also by someone who is 160 cm or shorter.
For safety, what I would like to ask for sure if the seat can be put at a level that she would be able to keep her both feet on the ground while still sitting on the bike.
I would also like to ask the same in more general terms: in your experience, which are the best/safest models for each of us?
Thank you in advance for reading and for your advice.