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Old 06-21-06, 07:38 PM   #1
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Langster Sizing

Might get a 05 Langster used pretty cheap. However, it's a 56cm and I'm 5 9'' 31 inseam, now I heard the geomerty is compact, so do these run small?
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Old 06-21-06, 08:09 PM   #2
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No, a 56 will likely be large for you. I am a bit taller than you and felt that my 56 was too big, especially the TT
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Well damn.
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Ride it and see.
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i ride a 56 at 5'11 and it fits just right, you might want to look for a 54
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exactly. this is about the only thing that will work. Im 5'11 and I ride a 58 while gregg is my size and prefers the opposite.
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Compact geometry just means you'll have more standover than a traditional-geometried bike. It doesn't (shouldn't) affect the sizing of the frame.
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I'm 6'0" and ride a 58. It fits fine, though the top tube is a tad long (with a 110 stem). Putting a 90mm stem on there would make it just right I think.

A 56 might feel a bit long for you, but it really depends on the geometry of YOUR body too. If you have a long torso in comparison to your legs, it might be just right.
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Aw man, you're goin wangster on us? Naw but really those bikes are okay, we built up an 07 today, cheez-tastic man. It has skulls on the frame and fork, lame but its drilled for a back rack which is kinda rad. It's no track bike though, that's for sure.
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It's no track bike though, that's for sure.
I've ridden mine on the track several times. The geometry is not as appropriate for a velodrome as my Rock Lobster, but I didn't have any problems spankin people on it or having a blast on it.

I'd bet 95% of the people who post on this forum who own "track bikes" as you call them, have never ridden them through a banked turn. Maybe you're one of them?
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Plantdude, I don't even OWN a track bike but a road frame I picked up for 30 bucks and converted. I wish I had the duckets to buy atleast a Langster but still I am annoyed that Specialized "cheez-a-fied" a potentially badass bike with gothic writing and skulls AND charge so freaking much!
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