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2021-07-05 7:42 AM


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Subject: Tribike Size
I am 6’2”. The recommended frame size is 58cm. I saw a good deal on a 56cm. Does it make a difference? Is it a misfit?


2021-07-06 9:38 AM
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Subject: RE: Tribike Size

If you're 6-2 then it's doubtful a 56 cm frame would fit you properly and I would pass on it-

2021-07-06 11:54 AM
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Subject: RE: Tribike Size

There's a whole lot of "it depends" in the answer to this.  I' m 6'3" with alligator arms and praying mantis legs, so my sizing always runs small for my height (I ride a medium Ridley road bike and a large Planet X tri bike...typically you would think I'd be looking at XL/58+ CM).

Is that 58 based on a rough calculator or an actual fitting recommendation?

2021-07-06 1:26 PM
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I based it on an inseam measurement and arm length I believe. I used on online calculator I tracked down on the Specialized website.
2021-07-06 2:42 PM
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I've always leaned towards having a bike that's too small rather than one that's two big.  You can easily mess with stem length, bar position, and seat height to stretch out a bike that's a little too small, but you can't shorten a top tube if it's too long.  Any way you can see it in person?

2021-07-07 1:56 PM
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Subject: RE: Tribike Size

There is really no way to know if a bike will fit from the frame size alone.  Different brands will have a different stack, reach dimensions for the same frame size, and what fits in one brand may not fit in another.  



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