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    Larger frame bikes

    I apologize if my question seams little off ...

    For same odd reason I really like little larger bike than anyone recommend on the Net. I am 5.8 and my inseam is 30. Everywhere they say I should go for 19" bike but I loved my previous 21" old Sasquatch Norco. Now, I am about to buy my new commuter bike (probably Diamondback Insight 3 from Costco). They offer even larger 58cm bike. I think I will go for 53cm.

    What will be an issue if person commutes on little over sized bike? Safety or stress on the spine or else ...
    Thanks,
    Z

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    You can correct for top tube length by swapping the stem. Your issue with a 30 inch inseam will be standover height. I'm 5'6" with a 29 inch inseam and my bikes are all 52cm. Two are standard geometry and one is semi-compact. On the standards, my crotch touches the top tube. On the other, it doesn't. A larger bike would be difficult, if not impossible, to straddle at stoplights.


    I don't think a 58cm will fit you, but it all depends on the frameset.
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    Thank you a lot.

    Here is the bike:
    http://www.costco.ca/Browse/ProductSet.aspx?Prodid=10319816&whse=BCCA&Ne=4000000&eCat=BCCA|111|22115&N=4010204&Mo=13&No=0&Nr=P_C atalogName:BCCA&cat=22115&Ns=P_Price|1||P_SignDesc1&lang=en-CA&Sp=C&topnav=

    As you said:
    I don't think a 58cm will fit you, but it all depends on the frameset.
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    Looks like frameset won't be an issue even on 58cm. I think I will go for 53cm.

    Thanks again,

    A112

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    I was looking at those at Sports Authority the other day. They do look nice, but I don't remember its price being >$500, though. Make sure to shop around.

    EDIT: Nevermind, I think it was the Insight 2 I was looking at.
    Last edited by DVC45; 03-03-09 at 12:55 AM.

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