Ok, I ran across this site while researching what size bike I should purchase. Glad I found it, some great reads. Back to why I'm at my first post. I'm looking to get my first road bike, coming off a mountain bike. I understand that the feel will be different and will take a few rides to get used to. I went in to Performance Bike with a buddy who is also looking to get a road bike and decided on the Fuji Roubaix 2.0. The guy helping us had me test a 56cm bike and said that was the right fit, I put some trust into what he was saying because again, I never rode a road bike and figured he's had experience getting people on the right sized bike. The part that threw me off is that my friend rode the same bike and pretty much was told the same thing. That would be fine but I'm 5' 9" and he's 6'1". I put the bike on layaway just to make sure I got the sale price and double points.
When I got home I went online and entered some numbers on Competitive Cyclist as well as Wrench Science and both suggested that I go with a 52cm bike. Again, I'm 5' 9" tall, have a 30" inseam and weigh 225 pounds. I'm not sure if the guy just saw me and figured big guy (not height ) and said 58cm. I just want to make sure that I'm getting the right size and not just helping the store clear out inventory.
Long story short: 5' 9" tall, 30" inseam, 225 pounds...what size bike should I go with.
Bike I'm looking to get: http://www.fujibikes.com/Road/Perfor...ubaix-2-0.aspx