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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 10-04-07, 08:08 PM   #1
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Will they fit?

I am new to bikeing. My Daughter left 2 bikes at my house when she moved. One is a trek 4900
18" and the other one is a Trek Navigater 300 14.5". I am 275 pounds and 5'11" tall. Which bike will come closer to fitting me?

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Old 10-04-07, 08:10 PM   #2
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4900. The 14.5 is a women's bike for sure. That is what my wife rides
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18" should fit you about right.

The 14.5" is pretty small.
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Old 10-04-07, 09:32 PM   #4
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I agree that the 18" will come closer to fitting you more properly than the other (much smaller) one.
At 6' tall I ride a 17" bike, which is just slightly too small for me but I ride a size smaller for a reason.
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Old 10-04-07, 09:58 PM   #5
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I'm 6'1 and ride a Trek mtb size 19.5 inch, great fit, perfect!. So the 18 should fit you fairly well!
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I'm 5'9", 300 lbs and on the Trek 820 (which I believe has the same geometry as a 4900) the 18" is what felt best to me during test rides. Good luck!
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I'm 5' 10" with 30" inseam and I ride a 17" bike and like the fit
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What's your inseam? Height really doesn't matter as much as the leg length does. I'm all torso with short legs. I'm 5'11", but ride only an 18" on my old Trek Navigator 300.
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