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Firechanner 08-09-08 10:36 AM

How can this fit me???
 
Completely new to roads and road bikes. I typically use roads to get to dirt only. So...I just decided to test ride a few and really like the Poprad (still helps me stay close to dirt I guess). However, it is the 52cm. It felt great, but this is their next to smallest model and I am 6' tall and of fairly 'normal' proportions. Is this possible? Can anyone see any problems with this geometry that would eventually cause issues? I believe the cranks are 170 instead of 175 and the handlebars are slightly more narrow.

Geometry:

http://www.lemondbikes.com/bikes/cross/poprad.php?tab=2


Thanks for any help!

markhr 08-09-08 11:50 AM

buy the 55cm with disc brakes

http://www.lemondbikes.com/bikes/cro...disc.php?tab=2

cyccommute 08-09-08 01:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Firechanner (Post 7238449)
Completely new to roads and road bikes. I typically use roads to get to dirt only. So...I just decided to test ride a few and really like the Poprad (still helps me stay close to dirt I guess). However, it is the 52cm. It felt great, but this is their next to smallest model and I am 6' tall and of fairly 'normal' proportions. Is this possible? Can anyone see any problems with this geometry that would eventually cause issues? I believe the cranks are 170 instead of 175 and the handlebars are slightly more narrow.

Geometry:

http://www.lemondbikes.com/bikes/cross/poprad.php?tab=2


Thanks for any help!

Whether or not you purchase a bike with discs or not is unimportant. Do not purchase a 52cm if you are
Quote:

6' tall and of fairly 'normal' proportions
. This bike is 3 sizes too small for you. You will regret this in the long run. You'll feel too bunched up on the bike. If the shop would let you buy it...or :eek::eek: actually suggested it :eek::eek:...find another shop!

You need at the very least a 57 (a 55 cm would still be small) and quite possibly a 59. I'm 5'11" and "of fairly 'normal' proportions" and I ride a 58

Plow13 08-09-08 02:15 PM

not true bout the size...i am normal size body and i'm 6ft...i ride a 56cm lemond

markhr 08-09-08 02:17 PM

two threads on "what size bike to get?"

http://www.bikeforums.net/general-cycling-discussion/445269-road-bike-question.html

http://www.bikeforums.net/singlespeed-fixed-gear/387770-what-size-frame-do-you-ride.html


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