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2010-12-01 6:40 PM

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Subject: What size bike for 6'3" tall guy
Ok i'm wondering what other guys my height ride for bike size? I've had 2 different bike shops measure me and once said 58 and the other said 60-61. Convenienty thats what size bikes they had in stock that i was interested in. So what size do you other guys that are around 6'3" ride? I'm pretty evenly proportioned (no freakishly long legs or anything like that).


2010-12-01 6:43 PM
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61. I'm 6'4"
2010-12-01 6:47 PM
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I'm 6'2" and have a 58. It feel like they fit me good. I've heard it is better to have a bike a bit smaller rather than a bit bigger for tri's. Personally I like smaller local shops than big box stores. They seem to know better or at least put on a good load of bs. slowtwitch.com has some good geometery bike fit info. Sites pretty good but many seem a bit snobish. Good luck.

2010-12-01 7:12 PM
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Road bike or tri bike?

Normally your tri bike is a smaller size than your road bike.
2010-12-01 7:21 PM
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Tri bike, sorry forgot to mention that
2010-12-01 7:23 PM
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Subject: RE: What size bike for 6'3" tall guy
I have two bikes and the are a 59 cm touring bike and a 61 cm road bike.   I have yet to get a fitting for a tri specific bike, but they guy that fit me on my road bike, said I would probably be best on a 58/9, but it would depend upon the brand.


2010-12-01 7:26 PM
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Subject: RE: What size bike for 6'3" tall guy
I'm 6'4" and depending on the brand I've been comfortable on a 59-62...
2010-12-01 7:27 PM
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6' 3" , I have a 60cm road bike, it feels just a tad big. If I were buying a tri bike without a fit I would prolly drop to a 58 / 59.
2010-12-01 7:28 PM
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ditchdoc - 2010-12-01 7:27 PM 6' 3" , I have a 60cm road bike, it feels just a tad big. If I were buying a tri bike without a fit I would prolly drop to a 58 / 59.


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2010-12-01 8:35 PM
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Subject: RE: What size bike for 6'3" tall guy
Same here.  I use a properly-fitted 61 cm.
2010-12-01 8:58 PM
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6'2" and I ride a 58 road bike and 58 tri bike, both fitted by a good bike guy.

Edited by Patrick E 2010-12-01 8:59 PM


2010-12-01 10:23 PM
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I'm 6'3" and just bought a 60 Felt B2 - the 58 was just a bit short on the reach.  Your body type will have a lot more to do with fit that simply height. Legs longer / shorter torso, etc.  For me - I'm just not that comfortable / flexible enough to be really low so a larger frame "feels" better.
2010-12-02 6:05 AM
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http://www.competitivecyclist.com/za/CCY?PAGE=FIT_CALCULATOR_INTRO<... />

A great Fit Calculator, try to use it and you might get a better result for yourself. 
2010-12-02 6:30 AM
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6" 2" with 35" inseam,,,,fitted to an XL Transition.
2010-12-02 6:54 AM
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Go get a professional fit and tell us what the guy said. I'll go along with whatever answer he gives you. Bikes are not one-size-fits-all-who-are-the-same-height ...
2010-12-02 10:47 AM
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Also 6' 2" with ~35" inseam, and long arms. My road bike is a 62 and was fitted to me when I bought it. Later, when I wanted to add aero bars, it was refitted and for aero bars it might have been better to have started a size smaller but it works ok. I don't have a tri bike. If/when I do get one then I'd like to shift the road bike back more like it's original configuration.

Edit: the avatar pic is not my bike. That was a rental, for going up the mountain on Maui

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2010-12-02 12:46 PM
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I am 6'2" and have a comfortable fit on a 60cm road bike.  On a tri bike I'm more like a 58.
2010-12-02 2:47 PM
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Subject: RE: What size bike for 6'3" tall guy
Ok thanks for the inputs guys! Just couldn't decide what to think when "professionals" were telling me two different things and it happened to be the same sizes they conveniently had in stock. I don't really trust salesmen too much (especially in this economy), they seem to do anything to get a sale. So just thought I'd check with everyone on here.Thanks
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