General Cycling Discussion - My "huge" frame
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08-11-09, 05:00 PM
08-11-09, 05:04 PM
i have a 22" frame, im only 5'11" and the sticker says for 6'-6'3" also, a smaller frame almost feels too small....
08-11-09, 05:15 PM
Long legs short torso. What is the TT length?
I have a 57cm bike with a 57.8cm TT and a 61cm bike with a 58cm TT.
08-11-09, 06:09 PM
That chart was for men. You need to look into a true woman's frame, not a step through.
08-11-09, 08:47 PM
If you're comfortable and happy with it, don't give a rats*** what anyone else says.
08-11-09, 08:47 PM
If it is comfortable for you then it is not too large. Frame fit is supposed to be a matter of comfort as well as efficiency and many women have longer legs than men in proportion to their height. If you do not feel too stretched out by the top tube and stem combined length then do not worry about theoretical fit guidelines.
08-11-09, 08:56 PM
I recently bought a bike with a 62cm frame. I have a 35" inseam and most charts I've seen say I should have a frame around that size, but that also my height would be about 6'-6'3". I'm a 5'8" female. Everyone always comments about how "giant" my bike is, but it has honestly felt so much more comfortable than my past two 57cm frames.
So...is my bike too big for me?
Bikes tend to be built around "male" proportions, particularly larger frames. Women generally have longer legs in proportion to their height.
I'm 6-foot-4 with a 36" inseam (uh... male) and my wife is 5-foot-10 with a 35" inseam (she's definitely female). It's kind of funny when we swap driving chores on long trips in the car- the seat doesn't get adjusted, but the mirrors sure do.
I'll ditto what Tat said- if you're comfortable on it, ride it.
08-11-09, 08:58 PM
It's actually a mens frame, not a mixte.
I think what Diesel is saying is that you might want to look at any of the "Women Specific Design" (to borrow Trek's term) bikes. The frames are designed around female proportions.
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