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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 06-03-14, 03:46 PM   #1
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5'9/5'8 (34" inseam manually measured so not really sure) and riding a fx 7.4 17.5"

How bad is it ?
The guy at the bike store said i should be riding a size 20". They did not have my size in the bike i wanted in that size , so i got a 17.5 loner that i will exchange in two weeks for a 20 " for the stock is available .

I tried another bike (fx 7.3) at size 20" and it felt to big for me, and i really prefer the feel of my current bike. Looking at the trek website , 17.5 is about in my range ( at the lower hand of scale) so i really thinking about keeping the 17.5" frame.

The problem is that i am starting to feel some knee pain after two days of biking. I am fairly new at biking so i am not sure if the pain is simply due to me exercise new muscles , or if they are sign of a misfitted bike.

Is there a way to know for sure the cause of the pain ?
Is there some serious long term consequences to riding a bike two small ?
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Old 06-03-14, 08:54 PM   #2
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Since there's only one hand position and frame size in this model is mostly about top tube length, yes, the wrong size would be a bummer. Knee pain won't have anything to do with frame size, just saddle height, which is adjustable. But yes, if the LBS got it way wrong, could be. A wrong size bike of this sort would be less comfortable, but probably no serious medical consequences.
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