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Old 04-29-10, 11:57 AM   #1
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sizing for riv frame

hi all,

i am looking for an all-arounder, commuter.

i am trying to size up some riv frames. my PBH is 84CM.

i was looking at this site and it looks like for a 700c bike, im looking at a 58 frame.

http://www.rivbike.com/article/bike_...g_a_frame_size

being 5'9", it makes me feel like a 58 frame would be WAY too big. wondering what others know or think of this. thanks.
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I think Riv suggests larger frames than usual for riders (for comfort?), so maybe that's part of it.

But on the surface, that does sound like it's a bit too big - I'm around the same height and ride 55cm frames fwiw.
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Call them and talk to them. If you are buying from them, they help people do this all the time.
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I think Riv suggests larger frames than usual for riders (for comfort?), so maybe that's part of it.

But on the surface, that does sound like it's a bit too big - I'm around the same height and ride 55cm frames fwiw.
Grant Peterson's sizing assumes you will have the handlebars about the same height as your saddle, plus his frames usually have slack seat tube angles which leads to moving the saddle foward a little, all of this shortens the reach to the bars.
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