Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 11 of 11
  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Posts
    24
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Giant fit question

    Looking at a Giant XTC Alliance that is used and while not far away....is a bit of a drive. It's a size 16 and I'm 5'10". The owner is 5'6" and says its too big for him. Should I bother with the drive?

  2. #2
    Senior Member digibud's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Further North than U
    My Bikes
    Spec Roubaix, three Fisher Montare, two Pugs
    Posts
    1,439
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I don't know what a size 16 is...I've never heard a bike size referred to that way. 56cm...60cm...small med large...so what does size 16 mean?
    Alaskans for global warming.

  3. #3
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Posts
    21
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Being an MYB a 26 is 16 inche frame, I'm 5'9 & take a 17 or Medium (Fisher & now Kona). It's a tough cal as I don't know what the top tube is, which is more criticsl to the fit, may some body that has on will chip in.

    Jim

  4. #4
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Posts
    24
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

  5. #5
    coprolite fietsbob's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    NW,Oregon Coast
    My Bikes
    7
    Posts
    35,762
    Mentioned
    15 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    now you need to measure You.. know how comfortable a stand over height you can stand?

    doing wild off road single track, or Just JRA along groomed trails?

  6. #6
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Posts
    24
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I'm at work but maybe can find a tape measure....32" inseam if that helps? I'll be sticking to trails and won't do anything wild by any means. I have a mountain bike already and will put slicks on one of them for a hybrid-type use. He's giving me some slicks with this bike.....thanks so much for your help. If its a non-starter, I don't want to waste his time. Still, he's a bike mechanic and feels it might work.....but he's also selling the bike

  7. #7
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Posts
    24
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Just did some testing and ended up on a 21" so I'm pretty certain this won't work afterall...;(. Thanks for the input!

  8. #8
    Banned.
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Brighton UK
    My Bikes
    20" Folder, Road Bike
    Posts
    1,664
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by clubmanager View Post
    Just did some testing and ended up on a 21" so I'm pretty certain
    this won't work afterall...;(. Thanks for the input!
    Hi,

    Well if that is true at 5'10" no way should a 16" be too big for 5'6".

    rgds, sreten.
    Last edited by sreten; 07-15-13 at 01:48 PM.

  9. #9
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Posts
    24
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    As it turns out, his inseam is only 1" less than mine so I'm gonna go look at it. Too good a bike to ignore!

  10. #10
    Senior Member flan48's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    224
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by clubmanager View Post
    As it turns out, his inseam is only 1" less than mine so I'm gonna go look at it. Too good a bike to ignore!
    I think you are absolutely right. Yes, in theory you need a larger frame, but you can adjust everything to fit properly quite easily. I can also tell you, anecdotally, that I sold my road bike 3 or 4 years ago when I realized that I was close to needing spine surgery. I had a "small" sized Giant OCR. I am 5'6". The young man who bought the bike is 5'10" or so, and by merely raising the seat (with plenty of seat post remaining) he achieved a comfortable fit. It was well worth it for him as he was getting a $700 bike for $300.

    So if the deal is good, don't discount it based on the official frame size.
    Good luck and best regards
    Barry,68,New Jersey
    2012 Trek 7.4FX - Exercise for life

  11. #11
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Posts
    24
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Thanks for the info. He says the seat is at it's lowest point so I think I should be good to go....will let everyone know in a couple days after I see it...and hopefully buy it! I'm also looking at two others but they aren't as well set-up. Now I just have to be patient until we can get together..

Posting Permissions

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