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Fitting Your Bike Are you confused about how you should fit a bike to your particular body dimensions? Have you been reading, found the terms Merxx or French Fit, and don’t know what you need? Every style of riding is different- in how you fit the bike to you, and the sizing of the bike itself. It’s more than just measuring your height, reach and inseam. With the help of Bike Fitting, you’ll be able to find the right fit for your frame size, style of riding, and your particular dimensions. Here ya’ go…..the location for everything fit related.

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Old 01-02-14, 06:41 AM   #1
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Me: 192cm, inside leg 89cm, is 59cm too short a frame??, also: Via Nirone or Impulso?

I'm 192cm, with a 89cm inside leg..(i.e. 6'3 1/2 height..).
Am considering a GOOD deal on a Bianchi Via Nirone in a 59cm, but the dealer tells me it's too short a frame...
Do I need a 61cm?
I do mostly short 10-30mile runs (as fast as I can...), as with two small kids 4-5 hour trips is now on the cards (much).

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This is a Bianchi Via Nirone with Campy Veloce (want an all Italian bike), the alternative is slightly more for an Impulso, also to get a 61cm should I need it.

Via Nirone or Impulso ?? I take it the Impulso is very very similar but being slightly racier in the geometry of the two...
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Old 01-02-14, 06:47 AM   #2
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Measure your Cycling Inseam.

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I don't think the leg length is an issue at all; it's clearly no problem making up the 28-30cm from the top of the seat tube to your proper seat height with a commonly available 35cm seat post. The bigger issue is your reach from seat to bars. If you can get into your preferred or desired riding position on the 59, I'd say it fits. If not, and you need more reach, then try the 61.

Without seeing your riding position (or knowing arm length) it's impossible to do more than guess, but looking at the geometry charts on both those models, they look identical, so that may make deciding easier.
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Thanks!
Turns out I'm more 90cm + inseam, so maybe the 59cm is out of the question....
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Thanks!
Turns out I'm more 90cm + inseam, so maybe the 59cm is out of the question....
Yes, that changes things, and especially since the top tube lengths are only 10mm apart, which should allow easy stem adjustment for reach either way, presuming the stock is a 110 or 120mm stem; no problem dropping back 10-20mm if needed. And don't forget, although it is a bit more expensive than a stem swap, that handlebars have different reaches and drops, so you can tune there as well.

I like the Impulso in the black/grey color scheme; you could add some celeste accents nicely, for that classic touch!
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You want to fit frames based on top tube and torso length, not leg length. Modern seat posts are hugely adjustable and will fit virtually any leg length.

For reference, I'm 5'11" and a 57cm Infinito fits me perfectly.
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