Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Boston by way of Maine and Oregon
Bikes: the junk you sold at your last yardsale & a Jamis Nova, Redline 925, Rockhopper
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help sizing a Jamis Nova :-)
I'm thinking about pulling the trigger on a Jamis Nova, but the LBS doesn't have one in stock
Can some of you gurus help me with sizing this awesome steelie?
My measurements are: height: 6'1.5" (186.7cm), inseam: 89.5-90cm, sternal notch 155cm, weight 190.
Intended use: This'd be my main bike for road rides--where I ride you encounter plenty of dirt roads and bad pavement, hence my interest in a steel cross bike. Charity rides and light touring are also very high on the list. 'Cross races aren't in the near future, but could be on the horizon.
I'd probably be a 57 or a 60 (note: Jamis measures TT Center-to-Top)
The 57 has a TT of 58.5 and standover of 83.3cm (32.78")
The 60 has a TT of 60 and a standover of 85.7 (33.75")
Both have a BB height of 28cm (11.02")
The full set of numbers can be found here:
I'd love to get your thoughts so I can feel good about ordering a bike--I'd hate to size it wrong...something that'd be a big inconvenience for both me and my LBS(!) I'm a big fan of 'try before you buy,' but in this instance it's a little difficult.
Last edited by wickedchicken; 05-08-07 at 08:11 PM.