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Anybody around 6'2"

Old 05-09-06, 07:44 PM
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Anybody around 6'2"

I need to direct a friend whocould possibly buy his first road bike tonight or tomorrow off of ebay on approximately what size frame to get. Without getting into a huge discussion about specifics, can anyone who is 6'2" tell me what size top tube they ride? Thanks
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Old 05-09-06, 07:53 PM
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umm... I'm 6'2" with a 32" inseam. I'm all torso, so I ride a 60cm with the seat way low. The 60 cm felt I currently ride has a 23 cm top tube. My trek is 22.5" (It think)
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I'm a shave under 6'2" and ride a 58 cm Cannondale R700 but with a 90mm stem instead of the stock 110mm one (because I have proportionally longer arms). I think your friend would be safe between 58 and 60 cm.
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I'm a little different from PedalMasher. I'm 6'1.5" with a 34" inseam and ride a 58cm frame.

A 59cm is really ideal for me, but I can make a 58 or 60 work. I have a 61cm frame and it's too far to the bars.

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Old 05-09-06, 08:04 PM
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I'm 6'2" and I have a 35" inseam and I ride 63 0r 64 frames and I prefer a 60 cm top tube with a 100mm stem. I could probably ride some 61 frames but I like the bars up pretty high.
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So dependant on the individuals dimensions...

Better to get your friend to use a fit calculator such as http://www.competitivecyclist.com/za...LCULATOR_INTRO to get a more reasonable idea of what to look for.

I am 6' 1" and all my road bikes have been 56cm (preferable) or 57cm frames with a similar length top tube.
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Without getting into a huge discussion, 58cm frame.
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I'm 6ft 3andabit, and ride a 605mm top tube with a 120mm stem. Roughly your friend would need something in the vicinity of a 58-60cm, but it's hard to say exactly.

I wish I could believe some of those online calculators, but the numbers I get out of them are quite frankly, wrong.

My current bike is a result of years of experimenting and multiple fits by various systems, culminating in getting fitted up by a renound cycling physiologist. My top tube is 605mm TT, stem 120mm, and saddle setback 90mm. Something like the Competitive Cyclist pumps out figures like 570mm TT, 120mm stem, and 70mm saddle setback.

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6' 2" with shortish legs. I ride a 57 cm Lemond, but I've had 58 cm Cannondales and a 59 cm Bianchi. Top tube length is more important than seat tube length. You can make BIG adjustments with the seat post but much smaller adjustments through saddle position and stem lengths. Just make sure the standover isn't too close to the "valuables".
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I'm 6'2" 34.5" inseam. Have a 58 cm t.t. with a 100mm stem.
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Originally Posted by Talewinds
Without getting into a huge discussion, 58cm frame.
Yeah, me too. Not all 6'2" riders are built alike. Not all 58 cm bikes are either.
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Originally Posted by Thylacine
I wish I could believe some of those online calculators, but the numbers I get out of them are quite frankly, wrong.

My current bike is a result of years of experimenting and multiple fits by various systems, culminating in getting fitted up by a renound cycling physiologist. My top tube is 605mm TT, stem 120mm, and saddle setback 90mm. Something like the Competitive Cyclist pumps out figures like 570mm TT, 120mm stem, and 70mm saddle setback.
I didn't say they are the definitive answer. But a better starting point then basing the framesize only on peoples height.

Then it takes time to fine tune the fit to how you prefer to ride...
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6'1", 35cm inseam. 60cm. But beware, I'm female, we have slightly different dimensions with regards to fit.
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6'2" riding an L frame at 58cm, handlebars 44cm. Wouldn't go higher myself as I'm very flexible used to riding a short top tube mountain bikes. I have ridden a 56cm road frame also very quickly with a higher seatpost.
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I have a 34 inseam and I ride from from a 56 to a 58 top tube. I rode a 60 for a while (2 different bikes) and it felt huge.
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I'm 6'1" and a bit. I ride 58 cm frame, don't know how long the top tube is.
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The top tube is somewhat irrelevant due the impact of seat tube angle on things.

A steeper seat tube angle allows more set-back on the seat relative to the top tube thus neccessitating a shorter stem all things being equal.

I'm 6'2" and ride a 58cm cannondale, but I could ride up to a 60cm if I wanted a more upright position.
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I am 6-2, ride a Bianchi Eros in 59cm.
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6'3 and ride a 60cm Merckx and 61cm Litespeed.. The Litesspeed is measure C-T, so actually it is more like a 59.5 C to C..
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6'2 ish. I ride a 56 specialised allez comp. I have 58 cm allez for the wet and it is too big. If i were to ride a trek i would have a 60cm, a bianchi the 59cm fits me.
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6'1"-6'2" depending on the humidity, I ride a 61cm Roubaix, 130mm stem.
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Originally Posted by 53-11_alltheway
The top tube is somewhat irrelevant due the impact of seat tube angle on things.

A steeper seat tube angle allows more set-back on the seat relative to the top tube thus neccessitating a shorter stem all things being equal.

I'm 6'2" and ride a 58cm cannondale, but I could ride up to a 60cm if I wanted a more upright position.
I was always under the impression that the TT is the most important measurement. If it is a compact frame you are talking about then you measure the virtual TT length.

I am 6'3'' and I ride a 58.5cm TT with a 12cm stem
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I am 6' 1 5/8" with 35" inseam and rode a 58.4cm frame back when I was a fickle follower of undersize frame fashion but since then I've returned to more properly sized 61cm frames and one slightly large but very comfortable 63.5cm frame. So besides height and inseam, frame size also depends on how far along you are on the lifetime of cycling experience.
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6'3" with a 36" actual inseem barefoot. I ride a 62 (C-T if it makes a diff) with the seat actually pretty high and about a 120 stem. honestly I don't know the TT length. I think its kinda short though
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6'2"

57cm Lemond with 58cm TT
61cm Centurion with 57cm TT

58cm TT is what fits me best

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