Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Oviedo, Florida
Bikes: Trek Madone 6.2, Trek FX 7.5 and Specialized Secteur 64cm
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New to the forum. Been riding for 4 years. 64cm Specialized Secteur
Started riding to lose weight after a significant weight gain from prostate cancer treatment. I'm a 68 year old Clydesdale that ended up at 262 in 2008. I am now down to 206. I'm 6'4" with a 37" inseam. Looking to upgrade the aluminum Secteur that seems to fit rather well to a carbon bike but my choices are limited. I bought the Secteur last October and have almost 4,000 miles on it.
I have read in some posts here about getting a longer crank arm for a gain in speed. I ride with a Saturday B nice group that pushes me to the limit at an average of 18+ mph for 37 miles. My Secteur has a 175mm crank arm and some of the charts that I read say that I should have a 205mm. According to the owner of High Sierra bikes (sells crank arms) I shouldn't get any longer than a 195mm for the Secteur. Anyone know of any 64cm bikes with a higher BB that could take a longer crank arm? Thanks.