Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking - Motobecane Fantom Cross sizing ?
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Looking at BikesDirect Motobecane Fantom Cross..need help with sizing...
I'm 6'1, 36" cycling inseam....stuck between the 58 and 61...thinking 61.
Any advice is appreciated...
I'm 6'-0" with a 30" inseam and ride a 56cm, so I'd say you need the 61 cm. But I could be wrong.
06-30-09, 11:36 AM
If you're unsure of your sizing, or unwilling to take a bit of a leap of faith, you may want to consider purchasing from an LBS. It sucks being on a bike that isn't your size, especially when you're stuck with it.
That being said, I sized myself and bought online. Make sure you run a few different fit calculators to find out your general frame size.
Prime example: http://www.competitivecyclist.com/za/CCY?PAGE=FIT_CALCULATOR_INTRO
07-01-09, 10:31 PM
I'm 5'10" with a 30in inseam and ride a 56 Specialized Allez
I just bought a Fantom Cross Uno in a 56 also after test riding the 54 at the shop and finding it to be too cramped.
I bought it from Cycle Spectrum in Orlando FL. They are a chain of shops that sell BD bikes with the positive that you can actually try the goods out before making the purchase which was why I didn't mind paying the sales tax to be able to go out and test ride the bike first instead of gambling with BD.
07-02-09, 12:14 AM
Any shops locally carry the Fuji cross bikes that have the same frame at the Moto Fantoms? I was able to ride the Fuji at a Performance shop before I bought mine.
07-10-09, 05:13 PM
I'm 6'3" with a 36" inseam. I've got a 61cm Fantom Cross Outlaw and it fits me well. I've got a bit less standover on it though than on my 61cm TriCross, but it's not enough to make me nervous.
You might find the top tube to be a bit long for you -- I replaced my stem with a higher angle stem to bring the bars up and a bit back.
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