*Frame sizing? (giant defy)*

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j0sh123
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*Frame sizing? (giant defy)*

Postby j0sh123 » Fri Nov 16, 2012 17:54 pm

I'm 165cm, is a 46.5cm (18inch) frame a suitable size?
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Re: *Frame sizing? (giant defy)*

Postby smidsy » Fri Nov 16, 2012 18:34 pm

What inside leg are you as proportions matter.

If you have long legs and short body you could need different to if you have are other way round.
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Re: *Frame sizing? (giant defy)*

Postby gjcknocker » Fri Nov 16, 2012 18:44 pm

Hi,
I am 164cm and was recently looking at a Giant and was told by a very helpful chap in a bike shop that Giant's small ( 46.5 )was suitable for me with a top tube measuring 530mm.

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Re: *Frame sizing? (giant defy)*

Postby turbo1191 » Fri Nov 16, 2012 18:53 pm

Im 181cm and im on a large defy.. ive got strange proportions though, really long inside leg of 35", short torso and long arms at37"!

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Re: *Frame sizing? (giant defy)*

Postby mcdilbert » Fri Nov 16, 2012 19:16 pm

I'm 6ft, 32 inside leg riding a M/L.

My mate is,slightly shorter, 34 inside leg also riding a M/L.

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Re: *Frame sizing? (giant defy)*

Postby whitebirdyman » Fri Nov 16, 2012 19:44 pm

I am 179 cm tall with an 82.5 inseam and I am comfortable on a Defy medium (50cm)

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Re: *Frame sizing? (giant defy)*

Postby j0sh123 » Fri Nov 16, 2012 21:40 pm

okay thanks, my inside leg is 79cm (31 inches) so not sure if that alters things?

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Re: *Frame sizing? (giant defy)*

Postby DefyComp2 » Fri Nov 16, 2012 22:46 pm

180cm tall, 84cm inside leg, Defy Composite 2 in M fits a treat.
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Re: *Frame sizing? (giant defy)*

Postby Kangarouge » Fri Nov 16, 2012 23:04 pm

My mate has a Defy and he is about the same height as you, though probably with a shorter inside leg measurement. His frame is a small and he does really well on it' particularly up hills. He reckons its very comfortable.

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Re: *Frame sizing? (giant defy)*

Postby gjcknocker » Sat Nov 17, 2012 14:01 pm

Hello Josh,
I think you would be better sitting on a Giant prior to buying, as you suggested the length of your inside leg means you have to watch the length of the top tube is not too long, certainly no longer than 530mm otherwise the bike will not suit you


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