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Old 05-24-07, 04:57 PM   #1
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Trek 7.3 sizing

Hi: Think I've settled on getting a Trek 7.3 FX after trying out numerous different bikes & brands. I am 5'7" tall & a bit longer in the torso than in the legs. Have been told by two bike shops that I'm between a 17.5" & 20" frame.

Tried a 17.5 inch in the 7.3 and a 20" in the 7.2 (they didn't have the 20" in the 7.3). Neither felt dramatically different. Both were comfortable, but the 20" may have felt a tiny bit more comfortable.

My dilemma is that I can get a great deal a on a barely used 17.5", but will have to pay full price for the 20".

Is there that great a difference given that they both seemed pretty comfortable with the edge to the 20"? Don't want to end up being cheap & regretting the used bike purchase.

Will not be riding more than 30 or miles a week. Thanks so much for any advice.
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Old 05-24-07, 08:56 PM   #2
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Sorry for the bump . . . any advice? Thanks.

Sorry for the bump . . . any advice? Thanks.
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Old 05-24-07, 09:19 PM   #3
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The frame sizing on the FX series seems to run small. I am 5' 8" with a 31" bicycle inseam and ride the L/20" 7.3 FX.

A slightly smaller frame is better than too large a frame. But I must take a long ride of 10 to 20 miles to determine if the fit is good. A longer or shorter stem can be added to to adjust for your torso length.

Did the shop measure you for fit? Fit is important for being comfortable riding your bike.
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Thanks so much for your reply. They did look at how it fit & said it was close, but they thought the 20" was best. Probably should go w/that or at least try them both out again. Don't want to sacrifice comfort over a couple hundred bucks. Thanks again.
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Old 05-25-07, 12:13 PM   #5
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I am 5' 7 1/2" and am fairly long in the legs. I ride a 7.5 20' and I think the bike is a "tad" bit big for me. I did switch out the stem, and that helped some, but I still feel it's a bit of a long reach for me. The 17.5 might be a good fit and good deal for you as well. Hope this helps.
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