Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    Newbie
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    1
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    I'm getting a Trek 7.5 soon

    I test-drove some today. I'm 5-10, 31" inseam. Most of the salesman thought i should use a 17.5" frame, but each time I tried a 20" I felt more comfortable. For one thing, i didn't have to raise the seat up so high. Am I missing something here, or should I go with my instincts (20"). Most of my riding will be up to 30 miles and I am not interested in "competition", meaning top performance. Also, I read about how good the Topeak Road Morph is. They don't sell them in Kentucky. Is it worth buying something else local or ordering the Road Morph G online? Thanks for any advice.

  2. #2
    Out
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Lalaland
    My Bikes
    two-wheelers
    Posts
    473
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    A twenty-inch will be fine.

    But so would a 17.5. You're right on the fence.

    Most important about fit is comfort and efficiency.

    Go to another bike shop and get a second opinion. I'm 6,0 (okay, okay, 5,11.5) and have a 32 inch inseam and everywhere I go they say twenty inch.

    The larger bike won't go faster, though. Most of the geometry is the same.


    But a 7.5? That's a nice bike. You'll fly on it. Carbon fiber forks. Light.

    One thing I did read, however, was that when on the fence, go with the smaller size. I read that on this website in the FAQ section or Bike Basics (I don't remember the title of the thread but that's the gist).

    I don't know where you live, but in Atlanta there's a bike shop that gives a 90-day satisfaction promise. If you don't like it, bring it back and exchange it. That's one heck of a confident policy. Maybe a bike shop near you has a policy like that.
    I'm two-tired to ride today.

  3. #3
    Member Mike R.'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    West Trenton, NJ
    Posts
    31
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    FWIW: I am 6 ft, and 32 inch inseam and the 20 inch felt right to me.

    I am waiting for my TREK 7.5 FX to arrive.

  4. #4
    English bloke
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    65
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Just had the same discussion with my LBS, looking at a Trek 7.3. 22.5" felt better than 20". Initially they said go smaller, then sat me on a 20", took a look and decided possibly my preferred riding position dictated the larger frame.

    Perhaps given no noticeable difference, go smaller is correct, but since you can feel a difference I'd say go with your instinct.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •