Will a 2011 19" Jamis Coda fit me? 6'1 1/2" 32/33 inseam
Those who have read my other thread, I have a 2012 coda sport ordered in 21".... Well, a bike shop about an hour away has a 2011 jAmis coda in black pearl for $449 BUT it's 19". my inseam on pants varies from a 32-33". I do have somewhat longer legs ... Should I try to save some $$ and go w a 19"?
I am 5'6" and ride a 17.5" Coda Sport. At nearly 6'2", I can't fathom a 19" even coming *close* to fitting you properly. Don't sacrifice a good fit in an attempt to save money. You'll pay for it later. (Great bike, BTW!)
Possibly, you may actually be able to fit both the 21 and 23. If so, the smaller frame will give you a more aggressive position (saddle higher relative to the handlebars.) I would test ride the 21" and see how you like it. Set the saddle height using the method in this video before the test ride (ffwd to the 1:50 mark.) If it feels too small than seek out a 23" to test ride.
i'm glad i came across this thread. i was at my LBS today looking for a 2012 jamis coda elite which they didn't have in stock and they said none are available until june . i was trying to determine what size would work for me, i'm around 5'11"-6' and my inseam is around 33"-33.5" with a sneaker on. i took a 19" allegro comp out for a ride. the 19" allegro frame seemed like a pretty good fit (the only adjustment i made to the bike off the showroom floor was raising the seat post). looking at the specs on the jamis website, i think i would have to go with a 21.5" coda. am i missing anything or does this sound right?