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Old 02-01-08, 08:47 AM   #1
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Mercier Kilo TT size help

Hello,

I am looking at those Kilo TT's but I can't decide which size to pick. I am 5'7" and skinny. I am thinking a 53cm would fit, but I can't be sure. I would like some advice before I make the online purchase. The standover of a 53cm is 30.9 inches. Does anyone ride a 53cm Kilo with my height? I have normal legs and arms (I mean not shorter for my body structure).
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Old 02-01-08, 09:34 AM   #2
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i had the 50cm.. but it was a bit small for me.. and i too am 5'7. i would go 53cm.


**i now ride a mark v pro 53cm.. and its just right.
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Old 02-01-08, 10:35 AM   #3
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Find the Mercier KiloTT pictures thread. It's alot of pages, but also has alot of info.
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i'm 5'7 and i'm going for the 50cm

53 sux
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Old 02-01-08, 11:50 AM   #5
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I have a 53 and am 5'7". I have an inch or two of clearance and the bike fits me perfectly, but I have long legs and am a girl. I can't really imagine a guy with my inseam being comfortable with the amount of clearance on the top tube.
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Old 02-01-08, 12:07 PM   #6
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I have a 53 and I'm 5'10, with a 90mm stem. Shortish torso and average arms. It's got a long-ass top tube for such a small (at least in name) frame. Depending on how long your arms and torso are, I'd consider going for the 50.
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I'm 5'8" and ride a 53... its definitely on the big side but I like it. I have a 90mm stem and some 125s on mine so reach isn't really an issue. I don't think I could comfortably ride with bullhorns though; like on the bullhorns unless I was sprinting. Got about half inch of space from the package too which is a little close for comfort but obviously I spend all my time riding it not standing over the damn thing.
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Old 02-02-08, 06:45 PM   #8
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5'8 53cm works perfect for me. 90mm stem with bullhorns.
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5'8 53cm works perfect for me. 90mm stem with bullhorns.
god, your username is 3 letters away from my name, add an e before the n and an s t the end and you've got me.

That being said, my IRO is a 53 cm and I'm 5'8".
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i'm 5'7 and i'm going for the 50cm

53 sux
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So the 53 has a 53 cm measure from the bb to the seat stem?? that seems so small for somebody that tall? Is the seat way up? I'm six feet tall, and can't decide between the 53 and 57...its an big jump. What do you all think??
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Old 03-01-08, 11:29 PM   #13
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i'm 5'6 and ride a 50 with a 100mm stem and love it
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I'm 6'0" and am riding a 57 kilott. Fits pretty good. Got about an inch between the toptube and my jewels when standing over it. I probably have average to long legs and arms, but I don't know what length should put me in what category. I also wear a size 11 shoe and have the smallest of toe overlap.
For those of you who haven't already checked out the "Mercier Picture thread", please do so, there is a chock full of info there. And, yes, i know there are alot of pages, and some useless threads in there, but just take the time to go thru it, and i'm sure you'll find answers to your questions about this bike.
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between 5'7 and 8, i have a 50, fits just right. the measurement is 50cm, but it actually has a 53cm top tube wheras the 53cm has a 55cm TT
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between 5'7 and 8, i have a 50, fits just right. the measurement is 50cm, but it actually has a 53cm top tube wheras the 53cm has a 55cm TT
This is a correct statement.

I'm 5'7 and I have a 50cm. Perfect.
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Small ****in' bikes.
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This is a correct statement.

I'm 5'7 and I have a 50cm. Perfect.
me too! 90mm stem with risers. I have short legs.
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I am a little incredulous that you 5'7" people are squeezing onto 50cm bikes, when I am 5'4" and ride a 50-52cm. And I've never considered myself to be long-legged or anything.
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could someone please post a pic of a 56 frame with the pedals in the horizontal position? I wanna see how close they are to the tire...
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I was curious and went and looked at the Geo, I'm 5'8" - 5'9" and looking at the TT of the kilo I'd ride a 50 with a 100-105mm stem probably. For ref in Trek road bikes I'd ride a 54. The Kilo just has a really long top tube.
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Go with the 50cm. I just had a friend same size as you on my 53cm and it was a tad too big for him. Mercier Kilo run big.

The 53cm has a 55cm top tube.
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hi i would like to know how much of a toe overlap is on the 53cm i have a little bit of overlap (about 1 cm) on my bike right now which doesnt bother me while riding but from what i saw on another thread about the kilo tt there seems to be quite a bit... it would really help if you could let me know thanks
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I'm 5'5" and I got the 50 and I have absolutely no standover, I had to stand on the tips of my toes just to be able to clear the bike...

Needless to say I sold it and got a smaller size, which comes in today.
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I am 5'8" and have a 53cm Kilo TT. However, it might not fit you. We are different people, with different bodies, and I don't know what your body is like. My suggestion is to go to your LBS and ask their advice on what the best bike size is for you. They'll probably let you sit on a few and even try them out. Then you can buy your Kilo with confidence.
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