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Old 02-29-12, 07:59 PM   #1
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19" bike for a six footer?

Newb here, with the obligatory newb question as a first post. I have been looking into buying a performance oriented hybrid and came upon an internet vendor selling a previous model year fuji absolute 1.0 for cheap. Here lies the rub....the largest frame size they carry is a 19". I am a tad over 6' tall, and I have a classic short torso, long legged ectomorphic body. The price is right(about $400 less than something similar in a 2012 model), but would I be buying fitment headaches too?
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Don't do it, especially with the 2010 Fuji Absolutes. You'll have a huge amount of saddle-to-bar drop (bars below seat height.) At a minimum you want to go up one size with that particular bike. With other hybrids I'd go for a 21" to 22.5" frame. I'm 5'9" with longer legs (32" cycling inseam) and ride a 20" Trek 7.5FX.
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You should be looking into at least a 21". A 19" is probably okay for you, if it was mountain bike.
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Don't do it, especially with the 2010 Fuji Absolutes. You'll have a huge amount of saddle-to-bar drop (bars below seat height.) At a minimum you want to go up one size with that particular bike. With other hybrids I'd go for a 21" to 22.5" frame. I'm 5'9" with longer legs (32" cycling inseam) and ride a 20" Trek 7.5FX.
The bike does comes with a adjustable stem, but the frame is a bit small for him/her.
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Thanks for the advice. I think I may have been guilty of trying to fit the price of the bike, not necessarily the fit to my body.
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Don't do it, especially with the 2010 Fuji Absolutes. You'll have a huge amount of saddle-to-bar drop (bars below seat height.) At a minimum you want to go up one size with that particular bike. With other hybrids I'd go for a 21" to 22.5" frame. I'm 5'9" with longer legs (32" cycling inseam) and ride a 20" Trek 7.5FX.
I have rode the model, and agree.
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