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Old 10-21-08, 07:50 PM   #1
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Trek Sizing question (sorry)

Thanks for the help but I ride mostly road and want to get back into some dirt. Im 5 foot 9 inches tall with a 30 " inseam. Will a Trek 6500 Disk fit me if its a 19.5" bike?

I go by cm on the road and ride a 54. Thanks for the help in advance.

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You'll only truly know by sitting on the bike, but on paper that sounds too big. You'd probably fit a 17" or Medium bike. I'm 5'9" with a 32" inseam and ride a 17"/Medium.
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According to the Trek site, the 6500 comes in the following sizes: 15.5, 17.5, 18.5, 19.5, 21.5"

The 17.5" and 18.5" frames are both called "medium". The 19.5" frame is called "large". At 5'9", you are a bit on the short side of medium height. Trek calls their 54cm road bikes "small".

You might read this: http://www.sheldonbrown.com/frame-sizing.html

But, ultimately, the only way you're really going to find out which bike fits you will be to try them out.

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Thats what I thought but I wanted to check with the pros. I just found a relative with one ridden twice for cheap. I may buy it just to resell it.

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Dood, I would say yes. I am about your size and fall at times betwen sizes. I just bought a LArge sized Gary Fisher, Iwas torn between the med & large...I teded to go smaller based uponold school Mt bike rules...I say get it Ya may need to change a stem. It will be alright..
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I'm 5'9" to 5'10 with around a 32" inseam and ride a 19.5 inch fuel .. a 2006 before the 18.5 was avalable.. I got some standover concerns, but I have an inch or 2 .. i installed a shorter stem which I like..

I's say 18.5 would be a good size ... but a 17.5 or 19.5 may also be workable.. leaning toward the 17.5 more than the 19.5 ...

I ride a 56cm road bike.. also had to shorten the stem on that one too. maybe just not used to it as I just got it.. I have a box of stems now though haha


edit .. the standover on the 19.5 is 30.6 inches which sounds too big, but I'd suspect your inseam is bigger unless you've shoved a book in your crotch to measure .. plus the shoes jack you up an inch.. and I think trek measures 12 inches from the seat tube so it'll slope down where you actuall stand over it. I'd buy it if it was cheap. throw a 75mm stem on and hit the trail. it may be hard to throw around, but you'll gain some stability as your more centered on the bike

when I was shopping for a hard tail the bike store guy eyeballed me and said 19.5. I didn't go with a trek then, but got a bike about that size a 17.5 center to center.

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Dood, I would say yes. I am about your size and fall at times betwen sizes. I just bought a LArge sized Gary Fisher, Iwas torn between the med & large...I teded to go smaller based uponold school Mt bike rules...I say get it Ya may need to change a stem. It will be alright..
Dood, listen to this guy. He's never met you but thinks he is like you and bought a bike that is not a Trek. His advice is pure gold.
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Nice digg buckaroo. Just trying to help. I see you are Batman fan ....well done, Is mommymaking your baba righ tnow?
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Nice digg buckaroo. Just trying to help. I see you are Batman fan ....well done, Is mommymaking your baba righ tnow?
He wrote the truth. The Gary Fisher hardtails are known to have a compact frame geometry so standover height is less of an issue than with other mountain bikes. Again, I'm making a general statement here and the OP will only truly know if the bike fits by sitting on it. Your advice of "Dood, I would say yes." without any caveats may leave the OP with an ill-fitting bike.
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I'm 5'10" and bought an 09 Trek 8000 last month. My inseam is 32" and the 18.5 fit me perfect but we did have to put a longer stem on it.
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