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Old 07-04-03, 12:25 AM   #1
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what size bike

i am 6 ft 6 inches tall/ what is the size bike i need in cm and inches?
my trek just says XL


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Old 07-04-03, 03:41 AM   #2
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You really need to be fitted by a bike shop for a specific bike - It all depends on whether your height comes from your legs or your body, what the top-tube length is like etc. Are you looking an an MTB or a road bike? For an MTB I'd look around the 23" mark but try bikes down to 21".

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Old 07-04-03, 04:55 AM   #3
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Generally you want about 1-3" of standover clearance to the top tube on a road bike, and 3-6" clearance on an MTB or compact road frame (ie with a sloping top tube). Given that clearance, the more critical dimension is the length of the bike from saddle to bars. This varies between different designs and manufacturers.
Find a good bike shop who can advise you.

For more detailled info on fit, check out
www.peterwhitecycles.com/fitting.htm
http://www.sheldonbrown.com/frame-sizing.html
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