Insane Bicycle Mechanic
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: other Vancouver
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Originally Posted by Jicycle
I recently bought a bike with a 62cm frame. I have a 35" inseam and most charts I've seen say I should have a frame around that size, but that also my height would be about 6'-6'3". I'm a 5'8" female. Everyone always comments about how "giant" my bike is, but it has honestly felt so much more comfortable than my past two 57cm frames.
So...is my bike too big for me?
Bikes tend to be built around "male" proportions, particularly larger frames. Women generally have longer legs in proportion to their height.
I'm 6-foot-4 with a 36" inseam (uh... male) and my wife is 5-foot-10 with a 35" inseam (she's definitely female). It's kind of funny when we swap driving chores on long trips in the car- the seat doesn't get adjusted, but the mirrors sure do.
I'll ditto what Tat said- if you're comfortable on it, ride it.
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