Giant composite 3 sizing and v Specialized roubaix

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Giant composite 3 sizing and v Specialized roubaix

Postby samsbike » Mon Nov 19, 2012 11:27 am

I am sorely tempted to get the giant on credit.

How does it compare to a Spesh roubaix?

Also my current ride is a genesis equilibrium in a 56.

I am 5 11 with a 31.5" inside leg, a proper middle aged gut and refer an uprightish position.

Is the Large or the medium large the size I should go for in a Giant.

thanks

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Re: Giant composite 3 sizing and v Specialized roubaix

Postby ALIHISGREAT » Mon Nov 19, 2012 11:35 am

I'd say Medium or Medium Large.

I'm 6ft with a 33" inside leg and ride a M/L.

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Re: Giant composite 3 sizing and v Specialized roubaix

Postby deswahriff » Mon Nov 19, 2012 15:40 pm

..tried the Defy Comp 2 against the Roubaix a few weeks back....found the Defy a real stretch - could feel my lower back tugging badly, whereas the Roubaix was instantly comfortable even before any tweaking. If you want upright, the Spesh is the one, by all accounts....me, I'm still keeping my options open 'till I try the Felt Z5....
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Re: Giant composite 3 sizing and v Specialized roubaix

Postby turbo1191 » Mon Nov 19, 2012 20:02 pm

Id say go try one at an lbs if you can. i was thinking of a roubaix or a defy. 58 spesh was fine for reach but too small for my leg length but a 61 was too big. Tried a large defy and it was bang on..rides like a dream as well. Ended up with a large defy composite 1 from the internet for £1499.. :D

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Re: Giant composite 3 sizing and v Specialized roubaix

Postby carrock » Mon Nov 19, 2012 21:14 pm

Is it not the case that you buy a bike based mainly on reach ( top tube length) and then raise or lower the seat to suit.

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Re: Giant composite 3 sizing and v Specialized roubaix

Postby turbo1191 » Mon Nov 19, 2012 21:31 pm

If i'd went with the 61 spesh i would have had to shorten the stem by about 30mm to feel right, that would affect the way it felt at the front too much.. top tube on the giant is only 575mm standard stem feels right. Horses for courses..

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Re: Giant composite 3 sizing and v Specialized roubaix

Postby DefyComp2 » Mon Nov 19, 2012 21:33 pm

deswahriff wrote:..tried the Defy Comp 2 against the Roubaix a few weeks back....found the Defy a real stretch - could feel my lower back tugging badly, whereas the Roubaix was instantly comfortable even before any tweaking. If you want upright, the Spesh is the one, by all accounts....me, I'm still keeping my options open 'till I try the Felt Z5....

If the Defy was too much of a stretch it was too big, Giant sizing for me should be M/L but I ride a M as it was the most comfortable on a test ride.
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Re: Giant composite 3 sizing and v Specialized roubaix

Postby The Spiderman » Mon Nov 19, 2012 22:46 pm

I`m a smidge under 6ft and ride an M/L Defy Adavnced. Fits like a glove.

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Re: Giant composite 3 sizing and v Specialized roubaix

Postby ChrisAOnABike » Mon Nov 19, 2012 23:43 pm

5' 9"; 31" inside leg.

Defy 3 Comp 2012.

Size M, all generally ok although I may be flipping the stem soon. The saddle had worked itself backwards though, and when I moved it forwards today I was more comfortable neck-wise - so maybe the stem flip won't be needed.
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