Frame size

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cabbage1875
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Frame size

Postby cabbage1875 » Sun Feb 28, 2010 10:24 am

Hi all,

Just place my order for an Orbea T105 yesterday and been doing some reserach on frame sizes. I know each case is different and that there is not a generic rule for all, but i am just under 6ft and have been told by my LBS i need a 54 frame. it felt ok when i was on it, but seems a bit mall compared to general advice. what do you think??

Slow Downcp
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Postby Slow Downcp » Sun Feb 28, 2010 10:48 am

Where did you order from? For the money I would have expected a proper fitting session to make sure the correct size is ordered and then set up for you before/when you pick up. Epic cyles offer a two hour fitting session plus test rides with all bikes bought from them FOC.
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NapoleonD

Re: Frame size

Postby NapoleonD » Sun Feb 28, 2010 10:57 am

cabbage1875 wrote:Hi all,

Just place my order for an Orbea T105 yesterday and been doing some reserach on frame sizes. I know each case is different and that there is not a generic rule for all, but i am just under 6ft and have been told by my LBS i need a 54 frame. it felt ok when i was on it, but seems a bit mall compared to general advice. what do you think??


I'd have thought a 56 top tube would be for you, unfortunately they do a 55 or a 57. Hence they are probably right, the 54 (which has a 55 top tube) will probably suit best, with a 120mm stem...

But really, they should be spending some time with you and checking things out properly.


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