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Old 05-22-13, 02:44 PM   #1
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Bike Size For 6' 220# Guy?

My sister-in-law is looking to get a bike for my brother for Father's Day. He's not a cyclist and never will be. The bike is just to ride at home with the kids and also to ride around paved campgrounds. If he puts more than 5-10 miles a year on it I'd be shocked. A Walmart hybrid looks to be in the future for them.

With that said, my brother is about 6' and 220 lbs. What would be a good size for him?
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Old 05-22-13, 02:54 PM   #2
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Old 05-22-13, 03:33 PM   #3
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I'm 6'3" and ride a 64cm, with enough seat post showing that I'm sure it would fit a rider his size. A 62 would probably work for him, too. I would not take the advice of a 5'8" Walmart clerk on what to buy for a tall guy.
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Velo, unless you buy USED, buying a bike sized by the frame just about doubles the price -- then you get into fitting the guy to it. Somebody who rides like the guy she's describing WOULD be a waste on a better bike. Most likely, he's the type of guy who thinks you're SUPPOSED to put both feet down and stay seated at a stop, and sit perfectly upright while pedaling.

I guess short people can't learn about bike sizing, eh? I'll let my co-worker (5'9", MTB racer and mechanic) know he's disqualified.
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Best thing you/they can do- establish a budget and let him pick it out. What looks comfortable to her may not feel comfortable to him, even if he isn't going to be riding that much.
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Frame size ismore about Leg length.stand over clearance, not so much overall toe to head height.

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the type of guy who thinks you're SUPPOSED to put both feet down and stay seated at a stop, and sit perfectly upright while pedaling.
Crank Forward Bikes suit that kind of rider. Trek Pure A good Example, http://www.trekbikes.com/us/en/bikes...on/pure/pure/#
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