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Old 08-09-08, 10:36 AM   #1
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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.

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


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Old 08-09-08, 11:50 AM   #2
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buy the 55cm with disc brakes

http://www.lemondbikes.com/bikes/cro...disc.php?tab=2
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Old 08-09-08, 01:49 PM   #3
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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
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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 actually suggested it ...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
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not true bout the size...i am normal size body and i'm 6ft...i ride a 56cm lemond
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two threads on "what size bike to get?"

Road Bike Question

what size frame do you ride?
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