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Old 03-25-10, 06:01 PM   #1
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What size trek fx 7.3 ?

I am 5'11" male 32 inseam, what size Trek FX 7.3 should I be looking at?
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Old 03-25-10, 06:44 PM   #2
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Inseam won't get it - you need crotch to floor, in stocking feet. Likely a couple inches longer......
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Your torsol is longer than your lower half? i am 5' 7'' and my inseam is 33 inches,my bike is 17.5 in size,it fits perfect for me.go try a few and decide.good luck.
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I am 6' and just bought a 7.3 two weeks ago. You need to stand over the top tube and see if the crotch clearance is good. I bought a 22.5 and the clearance is fine. Good luck, it's an awesome bike.
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I am 5'11" male 32 inseam, what size Trek FX 7.3 should I be looking at?
I am also 5 11 with a 32 inch inseam. I bought a 22.5 Trek 7.3 FX last year and it fits me great.

It's a great bike. I'm sure you'll love it.
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Found this on Trek's website: It shows that a 5'11" is a 20" bike, initial starting point.

It is possible to come up with some rough guidelines based on height, but these are only an initial starting point for a proper fit consultation with your local dealer. Each person’s physical dimensions and attributes (i.e. arm length, torso length, femur length, flexibility, etc.) are slightly different and can lead to different frame size needs even for people of the same height. The chart below can be used to find a starting point for you.

If you are in between two sizes it is often best to go with the smaller size. It is easier to make a smaller frame fit a little larger then it is to attempt the reverse. Fitting is an important process which directly affects the ride quality and comfort of a bike. Trek dealers are skilled at sizing and can help find the appropriate bike and size to fit each individual’s needs. If you need help finding a dealer in your area try clicking the “Find A Dealer” button on our website’s home page.


Height
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5'2"
13/14

5'3"
13/15

5'6"
16/18

5'9"
18/19

5'11"
19/21

6'2"
21/22

6'3"
22/25

6'4"
25

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I am 5'6" and just bought a 17.5" Trek 7.5fx and it fits pretty well after a little adjustment to the seat and handlebar.
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Inseam won't get it - you need crotch to floor, in stocking feet. Likely a couple inches longer......
Yup, just what you posted, floor to crotch is longer by 2 inches, 34" not 32" - Thanks Wanderer
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" initial starting point." is key here!

Your real inseam is the thing that matters here --- If you like to ride more stretched out, with maybe a little more lean (more than straight up) you might find the taller (and longer) bike beneficial. If you like to ride more "scrunched up" like the proverbial monkey ********** the football, go with the smaller.

My advice, ride 'em both, making sure to set both seats the same height, with the same pressure in all tires, and then decide. Even a short parking lot spin will make one of them jump out at you as the most comfortable.

Buy that one!

Technically (according to measurements) I shoud be riding a 58. Riding the 58, and the 61, back to back - the difference was dramatic. For me, the 61 was head and shoulders above the 58 in comfort, all the way around. The 58 felt very cramped, even though it was right. I bought the 61, and have been very happy with that decision.

Ride as many as you can, and buy the one that fits "you" the best - it's not always the one someone tries to direct you to.
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" initial starting point." is key here!

Your real inseam is the thing that matters here --- If you like to ride more stretched out, with maybe a little more lean (more than straight up) you might find the taller (and longer) bike beneficial. If you like to ride more "scrunched up" like the proverbial monkey ********** the football, go with the smaller.

My advice, ride 'em both, making sure to set both seats the same height, with the same pressure in all tires, and then decide. Even a short parking lot spin will make one of them jump out at you as the most comfortable.

Buy that one!

Technically (according to measurements) I shoud be riding a 58. Riding the 58, and the 61, back to back - the difference was dramatic. For me, the 61 was head and shoulders above the 58 in comfort, all the way around. The 58 felt very cramped, even though it was right. I bought the 61, and have been very happy with that decision.

Ride as many as you can, and buy the one that fits "you" the best - it's not always the one someone tries to direct you to.
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I bought my 7.3 used. When the guy said it was 22.5, I almost told him I wasn't interested. Then I rode it and it felt great.

I do not understand bike geometry, and don't pretend to, and I am constantly amazed at how seemingly similar bikes can feel so different.
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Found this on Trek's website: It shows that a 5'11" is a 20" bike, initial starting point.
My LBS initially set me up with 20 inch bike, but I never was happy with it, even after several mods, and now my fleet consists of 22+ inch frames.

After test riding a 20 inch, also try out a larger 22.5 inch version.
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