What frame size?

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What frame size?

Postby Grinner1982 » Sun Jan 20, 2013 19:47 pm

I am 5'11 and wondered what frame size I'll be after, I've read 56cm but would like a second opinion.

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Re: What frame size?

Postby lotus49 » Sun Jan 20, 2013 19:58 pm

Grinner1982 wrote:I am 5'11 and wondered what frame size I'll be after, I've read 56cm but would like a second opinion.

Frame size is dependant on many factors such as height, inside leg, torso length, arm length, type of frame (ie compact or traditional), flexibility, what type of cycling you intend to do etc.

It's very hard to give advice on this remotely although not impossible. Trying bikes for size is the safest bet but providing more information would help. If you have decided which bike to buy, that would also be useful.

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Re: What frame size?

Postby team47b » Sun Jan 20, 2013 19:59 pm

Have a look at...

http://www.competitivecyclist.com/za/CC ... ATOR_INTRO

insert your measurements and it will give you all the essential frame dimensions to let you know your bike size based on your riding style
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Re: What frame size?

Postby thejimmymethod » Sun Jan 20, 2013 20:19 pm

I'm also 5'11 and ride a 56, but as lotus49 said, lot's of other factors. Get in a shop and try some for size if it's your first bike and then buy with confidence.

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Re: What frame size?

Postby ShutUpLegs » Sun Jan 20, 2013 20:34 pm

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Re: What frame size?

Postby smidsy » Sun Jan 20, 2013 20:49 pm

Each manufacturer can quote/measure their frame differently from one another so it's not as simple as "I need a 56".

You may need a 56 in a Trek but could need a 54 in a Cannondale and so on.

Key bike measurements are seat tube length, top tube length and steerer tube length as these set the geometry and therefore how they fit.
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Re: What frame size?

Postby skid4.5 » Tue Jan 22, 2013 23:03 pm

I'm a smudge under six foot and ride a trek 58 , could have got away with 56 but felt cramped and would have had biggish handlebar drop (which some might prefer). My point is everyone's different, yes a fitting helps but u have to feel comfortable yourself and size and fit your bike to what you are going to use it for. I find the 58 is great for the long rides I am aiming at but if I wanted to race I would probably get a 56 and set it up a bit more aero.

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