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Old 07-24-07, 10:51 AM   #1
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Another sizing question: 6'2", 35-36" inseam --> 58 cm cross?

Hey all, planning to get a Surly Cross Check, sight unseen since no one stocks it this time of the year. The LBS took my measurements and recommended a 58cm. Just wanted to confirm here that this will be a good fit.

Thanks!

PS-if everyone here will provide height and inseam numbers along with what size frame and model you have, I'll pull the data into a spreadsheet and post here for quick reference.
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Old 07-24-07, 11:11 AM   #2
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I'm exactly the same, 6'2" with 34 - 36" inch leg and I ride a Kona Jake the Snake 58cm.
Perfect for me.


Hope that helps!
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Old 07-24-07, 12:08 PM   #3
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I'm exactly the same, 6'2" with 34 - 36" inch leg and I ride a Kona Jake the Snake 58cm.
Perfect for me.


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6'3 and about 1/4...35.5 inseam. Kona JTS 58. Size is about right with seat far back on rails, about 2-3 inches above bar level.
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Old 07-24-07, 12:50 PM   #4
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Hey all, planning to get a Surly Cross Check, sight unseen since no one stocks it this time of the year. The LBS took my measurements and recommended a 58cm. Just wanted to confirm here that this will be a good fit.

Thanks!

PS-if everyone here will provide height and inseam numbers along with what size frame and model you have, I'll pull the data into a spreadsheet and post here for quick reference.
I have a 56cm '05 Cross Check. I'm 5'11" with a 30" inseam. I don't think you necessarily have to have a Surly on site to get sized. I didn't but my LBS was familiar enough with Surly frames to get me the right one.

It's a great bike. You'll love it.
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Old 07-24-07, 02:07 PM   #5
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With your size I'd consider sizing up to the 60cm. For another opinion, try Zinn's sizing calculator (which I found jibed pretty closely with the bikefitting.com numbers I got at the bike shop):
http://www.zinncycles.com/bikes.aspx
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Old 07-24-07, 04:49 PM   #6
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I'm just over 6' and my Crosscheck is a 60cm. My inseam is about 35 also. I could probably stand to use a 90mm stem instead of a 100mm.
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i'm 6'4" with a 36" inseam on a 59 c-c douglas. i feel like it's a little too small in that i can't get the bars high enough. i find myself straight arming it too much. i now have close to two inches of spacers above my cable hanger, and my stem pointing upward. this has made a huge difference, but i still feel like my arms are too straight. i'm going to swap my 6 degree stem with a 15 degree, which hopefully will do the trick. honestly, i've never felt comfortable on this bike, despite the MANY, MANY adjustments i make to it. i really think it's just too damn small.

my road and track bikes are 61's and i have a peugeot fixed gear conversion that's a 63.
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I have a 56cm '05 Cross Check. I'm 5'11" with a 30" inseam.
6', 34.5" bike inseam, and had a 54cm Cross Check.
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Old 07-25-07, 09:23 PM   #9
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yes, 58 cm

I am 6'2", 35" cm inseam and ride a 58 cm Cross-check
w/ stock 120mm stem

also 58 cm bianchi chromo-lite (same as the Axis it replaced)

also 58 cm specialized tricross

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Hey all, planning to get a Surly Cross Check, sight unseen since no one stocks it this time of the year. The LBS took my measurements and recommended a 58cm. Just wanted to confirm here that this will be a good fit.

Thanks!

PS-if everyone here will provide height and inseam numbers along with what size frame and model you have, I'll pull the data into a spreadsheet and post here for quick reference.
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i'm 6'2 1/2 with a 31 inseam and ride a 58 cm cross check,
have albatross bars. did swap out the stem for a slightly shorter
steeper angle to shorten the reach and raise the bar slightly for
my riding style. the bar/stem is just level with my seat.
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Old 07-30-07, 05:04 PM   #11
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6' 2", approx. 34 inseam, and I ride a TST ti 57.5 top tube frame.
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Old 07-30-07, 08:11 PM   #12
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Dunno where you are - but Century Cycles in Peninsula, Ohio has a 56cm built-up Cross Check in stock, and some of the employees ride them. I stood over an employee's 58cm CrossCheck to figure out that they needed to order me a 60.

http://centurycycles.com/itemdetails.cfm?ID=2064
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I'm 6'2", 33.5" inseam, riding a 60cm Cross-Check. Fits me great, but I do have a longish torso. Less seat-post showing than most people seem to have.
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