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Old 01-07-09, 08:35 PM   #1
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???6'2" good on 56cm?????

I understand that geometries are different, but generally. If I bought myself a Rocky Mountain Boroughs that is a 56cm would I be comfortable at 6'2" tall. The deal is great, especially with the profile back hub and deep V wheel. Bike looks immaculate and probably was only taken out for about 20 miles. I ride a 57cm every once in a while and it seems ok. I'm sure I could get something a little more comfortable.

In short: 6'2" -- 56cm ??
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Old 01-07-09, 08:36 PM   #2
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Needs moar seatpost.
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Old 01-07-09, 08:38 PM   #3
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i say no. i am 6'0" and i ride a 57 or 58cm. you can always add "more seatpost" to a certain point, but you need to pay attention to the top tube length as well, or you're gonna have your knees in your bars.
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Old 01-07-09, 08:40 PM   #4
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buy it, take all the components off. sell the frame. buy frame that fits. voila!
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Old 01-07-09, 08:42 PM   #5
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Jack the seat post up, for every cm it goes up, you get +1 cool point!
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It might, if you took the seatpost up a lot. I'd hold out for a 58cm though.
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Old 01-07-09, 09:03 PM   #7
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TT length is arguable more important than ST length. 56cm is going to be much too small a frame for you.
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Old 01-07-09, 09:15 PM   #8
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Anyone know if the Rocky Mountain Boroughs is track legal?
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depends on your arm length. if they're not too long, then the 56 might work.
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Old 01-07-09, 10:45 PM   #10
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I went out and rode my 56.5cm old sears roadbike frame. It seemed ok. I might just get it and sell the frame if worst comes to worst.
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I am 6'2'' and I ride a 56cm. It works for now, just moved the seatpost up. I am looking for a bigger frame though.
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