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    Rook Ronius_Maximus's Avatar
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    If it fits, it fits, right?

    Hi all, I usually partake in the clydesdale forum but I thought this would be more appropriate in here. One of my friends recently moved and before doing so, he sold me his Trek Valencia in size Medium with 20" frame. I'm 6'3" and my inseam is about 33-34". The frame sizes that I usually get are 22-22.5" (mountain bikes) and 60-63cm (road bike). I currently have the seat up about 6". Everything feels great and I it feels bigger than a previous bike I had which was a KHS Urban X size XXL with a 22" frame but with 26" wheels. So, I mean, this shouldn't be a big deal because its a wonderful bike. If it fits, it fits, right?

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    My touring bike is one or two sizes too small, yet I have put 15,000 miles on it.

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    Hybrids are not as strict in terms of fit as for example road bikes.
    Basically the more upright the position you are in the lesser role the fit has. If it works for you then ride it.

    BUT! the end result might not be optimal. Whether you find that important or relevant is up to you

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    Sometimes certain models of bike will run a little big, much like certain brands of shoes or somesuch. With Trek bikes, for example, I will typically ride a 56cm road bike; however, my Trek 520 touring bike is a 54cm, because they tend to be a bit larger and longer in the wheelbase and top tube. My sales manager at the shop where I work would typically ride a 20" hybrid, but he got himself a 22.5" size in a European-style city hybrid, just because it felt more comfortable to him on that particular bike. No one is built the same way, and there's always room for variance when it comes to different bikes and styles of bike (I'm not particularly familiar with the Valencia, but it could be one of those cases).

    In other words, if it fits, it fits.

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