Hi Everyone! I'm a newbie looking into buying a bike for the first time since I was a kid. This all started with me just wanting to start bike riding again and has quickly became an all consuming thing . Anyhow, I test rode a 2013 Trek 1.1c the other day that was on sale and I'm just as confused as ever. I'm 5'11" and the bike is a 58 cm frame and it felt ok (not that I know what to look for) BUT my back started hurting during the test ride which wasn't long (10-15 mins). The seat was a decent amount higher than the handlebars but I was told that could be fixed with a new stem. It could also be that the seat was hard.
But if my back hurts during a test ride does that mean this isn't the bike for me? Or do I need to modify it to make it for me? Is that what most people do or does the bike just "fit"?
Thanks for the help!