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Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) Looking to lose that spare tire? Ideal weight 200+? Frustrated being a large cyclist in a sport geared for the ultra-light? Learn about the bikes and parts that can take the abuse of a heavier cyclist, how to keep your body going while losing the weight, and get support from others who've been successful.

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Old 04-16-07, 10:07 AM   #1
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What size bike do you ride.

I have been lurking here for a few months. You guys have been very helpful with my decision on what to buy. I just ordered a Trek 7.2 fx in a 25" frame. It has been hell finding a frame to fit me and I am 6'3". I am just curious what size frame most of you guys ride.
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Old 04-16-07, 10:47 AM   #2
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I'm 6'2" and ride a 22.5 Trek 7.3FX and a 19in Specialized Hardrock.

Good choice on the FX! I've had mine for a couple months, but thanks to the cold/crud not enough miles. Hate the saddle, love the rest . The FX fits me great as does the Hardrock. In fact, I like how the Hardrock fits me almost better than the FX, but that's probably because I haven't gotten used to the FX yet .
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Old 04-16-07, 11:59 AM   #3
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59cm Lemond Sarthe - it fits my 6'2", 37" sleeve, 34" inseam body perfectly.
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Old 04-16-07, 01:36 PM   #4
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Old 04-16-07, 01:56 PM   #5
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59cm Specialized Roubaix. i'm 6'3" and 205lbs. The Roubaix sizing seems to be conservative. I also have a Bianchi San Jose in a 61cm that fits similarily.

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Old 04-16-07, 02:48 PM   #6
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Mine is a Trek 800 21" fits like a glove I am 6'2"
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Old 04-16-07, 03:45 PM   #7
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59cm Specialized Roubaix. i'm 6'3" and 205lbs. The Roubaix sizing seems to be conservative. I also have a Bianchi San Jose in a 61cm that fits similarily.

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I think that across the board Specialized is a little conservatively sized. All of their 19in MTB's fit me great, whereas with others that I've tried (Trek, Haro, Kona) I've needed at least a 21.
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Old 04-16-07, 04:32 PM   #8
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Old 04-16-07, 06:40 PM   #9
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19.5" Trek 4300D and 28cm Trek 1500. I'm 6 ft tall.
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Old 04-16-07, 06:53 PM   #10
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25" (63.5 cm) c-t-c 1967 Schwinn Paramount - pretty good size for me.
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Old 04-16-07, 07:17 PM   #11
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Old 04-16-07, 08:07 PM   #12
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6'1" and I ride 56-58cm bikes, depending upon the make and actual geometry. About a 57cm top tube is about right for me.
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Old 04-16-07, 08:55 PM   #13
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Well, 6'4" here and I ride a 64cm road bike. I could use another inch in the top tube. I have a fairly long reach on the stem and deep drops and it's close to right but I'd like to try larger. Still, it's the most comphy ride I've had so far.
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Old 04-17-07, 01:20 AM   #14
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I'm 5" 11' and I ride a 22.5" frame, road bike. My MTB is 18.5" and it was told it was too big for me. it is comfortable though so thats the main thing.
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Old 04-17-07, 02:29 AM   #15
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i'm 5.9/10ish, and use 16.5" gt avalanche expert.
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Old 04-17-07, 06:12 AM   #16
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i'm 5.9/10ish, and use 16.5" gt avalanche expert.
I'm 5'9 as well and ride an 18.5" Norco Bushpilot, and I sometimes think I could have gone one size larger... It's like clothing sizes, an inch isn't always an inch
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Old 04-17-07, 08:44 AM   #17
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I have been lurking here for a few months. You guys have been very helpful with my decision on what to buy. I just ordered a Trek 7.2 fx in a 25" frame. It has been hell finding a frame to fit me and I am 6'3". I am just curious what size frame most of you guys ride.
Trek Navigator 3.0 in an 18 inch frame. I'm 6'1", 249 pounds. Between the left leg lacking a full extension and my scoliosis, I've had to have some adjustments made to the bike.
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59cm Lemond Sarthe - it fits my 6'2", 37" sleeve, 34" inseam body perfectly.
I'm almost the exact same measurements and my 59 cm Lemond Buenos Aries is just a hair long for me. I think this is because I'm so horribly inflexible. Once I get a stem that is a centimeter or two shorter I should be fine.

I also ride a 1997 S-Works hardtail in a 20.5" that I refuse to give up because it fits like a glove.
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Old 04-18-07, 08:04 AM   #19
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I'm 6'1". I started out on a 21" Navigator. I just bought a 21.5" Coda Elite.
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Old 04-18-07, 12:01 PM   #20
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I'm 6'4", 37" arms, 35" inseam and ride a 64cm 1984 non-compact roadbike, and a 60cm compact geometry fixed gear. My mt. bike is a 23", and I also have a 64cm non-compact touring frame I'm building up right now. I also have a 21" beater rain-bike, beer getter trek aluminum mt. bike, built up as a single speed, with the world's longest stem & seatposts.
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Old 04-18-07, 01:03 PM   #21
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Im 6'4, 225, 34 in inseam. I ride a 19'' Surly Karate Monkey that could be a little big. A 58cm Cross-check for a road bike, and a 59cm Steamroller for another road bike. I had the fitting done through speedgoat bikes and went with their recommendations, I think they were pretty right on.
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Old 04-18-07, 01:52 PM   #22
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6'5'' with a 37'' inseam, ~220lbs and I ride a 63cm Cannondale road bike. I can't remember exactly what size my MTB is...23'' maybe...it's got a really long seatpost for XC rides though.
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Old 04-18-07, 02:13 PM   #23
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6'4" and I ride an XL Giant OCR C3, it fits well.
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Old 04-18-07, 02:26 PM   #24
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Old 04-20-07, 12:31 AM   #25
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