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    Gary Fisher sizing?

    Sorry if this is a stupid question-- I tried the search feature and couldn't find the exact answer I'm looking for...

    Anyways, newbie here who hopes to get a bike for a short commute (2 mi) to work in the spring. I found a bike online that's the same model as one I test-rode in the fall and loved, but didn't want to pay the $450 price tag at the time. It's a 17.5" Gary Fisher Wingra and it looks great (with a solid price to boot), but I forget the exact size of the one I rode in the fall...I'm 5'8" 165 lbs with a 30" pants inseam. Checking some sizing charts online, though, it appears that 17.5" (44.5 cm) frame would be too small. Would this be true? Or is Gary Fisher hybrid sizing a bit different?

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

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    I would recommend the next size up, 19.5" I think. I am 5'9" and in a mtb I like 18" frames, but 22-23" for a road bike.
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    I have a Gary Fisher Monana 17.5, I am 5.9. I found it was a little small in the cockpit, i extended the stem which helped. I found a 19 too tall for me. You really need to sit on it yourself and see how you like.

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    Thanks for the advice! I'll hold off from buying online and wait to test ride both sizes in person. That's the smartest thing to do...

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    I just picked up a 2006 Trek Pilot 1.2. 19.5" frame fits great. You can study the frame geometry for both at trekbikes.com
    Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving. Albert Einstein
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    I'm similar in size to you and my hybrid is a medium, 19." I prefer my hybrid to fit a bit more like a MTB, which I ride a 17.5." I like the lower standover and manueverability of a smaller frame. My road bike, by contrast, is a 54cm.

    So the 19.5 should work for you, but ride a few sizes to be certain.
    Last edited by redcon1; 02-15-13 at 08:03 AM. Reason: corrected size

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    I bought a Trek (GF design) DS 8.6 recently. The stealership thought I fit a 19" but i INSISTED on the 21" they had to order. Fits a treat for me at 6', 230#, 34.75" inseam with longer than normal arms by 1.5".

    Get help, strip down and use this site. You are looking for French Fit most likely.
    http://www.competitivecyclist.com/za...LCULATOR_INTRO

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