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Old 05-25-16, 03:59 PM   #1
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Is a 58cm 6KU bike too big for me if I'm 6' (184cm)?

I live in Sweden where no physical shops sell 6KU bikes so i can't test one out. I am going to order one but would really appreciate if some of you guys could give me some help regarding the size! The next size smaller would 55cm...

Height: 6'
Inseam 32.7''

Any 6KU riders out there? Please help a guy in need!
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Do you know the specs for the 6KU bike? If you do, just get on a bike with the same numbers and see if it suits you.
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6 foot here and I ride a 58 road and track bike as well. You should find out the measurements of the frame you are wanting.
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I'm 5'8" and sometimes ride 58cm frames, so maybe height is an overvalued metric for fitting bikes... ?

Does 6KU have a decent return policy?
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I'm 5'8" and sometimes ride 58cm frames, so maybe height is an overvalued metric for fitting bikes... ?

Does 6KU have a decent return policy?
I'm 5'8" and... is, like, 3/4 of your body torso? Nevermind the pedals, my poor arms couldn't reach the handlebars on a bike that big. And, yeah, I agree, don't go by height, go by length. (top tube / torso) You have more adjustability up and down than you do front to back.
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I'm 5'8" and... is, like, 3/4 of your body torso? Nevermind the pedals, my poor arms couldn't reach the handlebars on a bike that big. And, yeah, I agree, don't go by height, go by length. (top tube / torso) You have more adjustability up and down than you do front to back.
It's a French fit for sure, but a comfortable one.
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