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Old 01-08-06, 10:34 PM   #1
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6' 3" what size frame 20"/ 22.5"

I am getting back into biking and am curious as to what size frame to get I am 6' 3" as the guy that just posted and I am interestead in a hybrid bike and the Trek 7100 seems to fit the style and the bill anyone with some knowledge please share Your thoughts and suggestions 20" versus 22.5" frame. Is it more sturdy to have a smaller frame 20" or is the 22.5" just as sturdy what is the advantage with a 22.5 frame. The Kid at the Bike shop was not very informative and I dont want to rush in with out more knowledge. Thanks
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Old 01-08-06, 11:25 PM   #2
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I am getting back into biking and am curious as to what size frame to get I am 6' 3" as the guy that just posted and I am interestead in a hybrid bike and the Trek 7100 seems to fit the style and the bill anyone with some knowledge please share Your thoughts and suggestions 20" versus 22.5" frame. Is it more sturdy to have a smaller frame 20" or is the 22.5" just as sturdy what is the advantage with a 22.5 frame. The Kid at the Bike shop was not very informative and I dont want to rush in with out more knowledge. Thanks
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Old 01-08-06, 11:55 PM   #3
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Try a 22.5" first and it should be ok unless you have very short legs. If you try to ride an undersized frame the seat will be too high and you weight will be on the bars wgich will hurt in the long run.
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I bought a Trek hybrid for my first bike. I'm 6ft tall with a 34 inch inseam and bought a 22.5 inch frame. You need an inch or two clearance between your crotch and the cross tube when standing on the ground. Depending on your inseam you might even need a 25 inch frame.

Depending on what type of riding your going to do, you might consider a mountain bike. Preferably with a fork you can lock out. I'm selling my 7200 and getting a mountain bike because I don't like the fork. Also, the Trek hybrids are heavy bikes. With a mountain bike you'd most likely need a 21 inch frame.

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Thank you for the replies, I have done all the measuments and My inseam is 36" so definetly need a minimum of 22.5" frame. I Plan on mostly riding on the streets with some off road adventure but nothing more than a few jumps for fun, still have to let the kid out sometimes, and am I safe to say a hybrid would be the right decision for that, I am thinking possibly the Trek 7100? it seems to be a people pleaser on the reviews. Any thoughts in the 300 price range? Thanks Again
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If you're planing on doing jumps and off road I would strongly suggest you consider a mountain bike over a hybrid. Mtb's are built for that kind of riding and hybrids are not.
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If you're planing on doing jumps and off road I would strongly suggest you consider a mountain bike over a hybrid. Mtb's are built for that kind of riding and hybrids are not.
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A local bicycle shop would be able to advise you on your size, types of bikes suitable for your riding, etc, better than anyone on the internet.
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A local bicycle shop would be able to advise you on your size, types of bikes suitable for your riding, etc, better than anyone on the internet.
Not always. Depends on the shop!
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