Singlespeed & Fixed Gear - Correct size/fit for Dawes SST
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09-04-08, 02:04 PM
Hi, I'm new to the forums, I want to buy a Dawes SST as my first fixed gear bike from http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/dawes/sst.htm.
I realize I will have to buy a fixed cog and lock ring as well. If anyone has any recommendations that would be appreciated.
I was hoping someone could tell me what the best size would be for me. Here are my measurements:
Inseam - 33" (with shoes)
Height - 6'
I will be using this bike for city commuting, not more than a couple of miles, and casual riding.
09-04-08, 02:28 PM
Given your height, I'd say go for the 58, but you might be OK on the 56. No one is going to be able to give you a better answer without more data.
09-04-08, 02:30 PM
What do you need in terms of more data?
Arm length: 24"
Shoe size: 13" (lol)
09-04-08, 05:21 PM
start with a fit calculator such as this...
Take these results, then carefully evaluate the geometry of the SST.
09-04-08, 09:01 PM
for the kind of riding you mention, you want a more upright position. So you want a larger frame so the height of the bars is close to the height of the seat.
I ride a 56 and am 2 inches shorter than you. My clothing inseam is ~ 32, but measured as should be done for a bike, it's 33. I suspect same is true for you - meaning you if you use the link above, your probably a 34 for bike purposes, so I'd suggest 58.
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