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Old 03-12-09, 11:51 AM   #1
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Last minute size help!

Hey, I am buying my first bike in minutes and i neeed help picking a size.

I am 6' and have a standover of 31.5"

on the motobecane messenger they have standover heights of 31" for the 54cm and 31.7" for the 56cm. From searching it seems like 54 is small for a person of my height so I can't decide on them. Here is the geometry chart for the messenger.

http://motobecane.com/msg_geometry.html

if anyone could help me decide I will be on my first bike very soon! thanks
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Old 03-12-09, 11:52 AM   #2
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The Motobecane Messenger thread may have sizing information in it. Good luck!
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Old 03-12-09, 02:59 PM   #3
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I did, they only have info on shorties! Would you guys say go with the smaller one to be safe? I don't wanna slam my nuts every dismount.
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Old 03-12-09, 03:01 PM   #4
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im 6ft and i ride a 58cm messenger just fine. the tt is a little awkward at times but i have long legs
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Go for the 56 or the 58.

I'm 5'11 and my 54's a tad too small for me.
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Old 03-12-09, 05:20 PM   #6
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Ditto on the 56 or 58 for you. I'm 5'10 and ride a 53, 54 & 55. 56 was too big for me.
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http://www.wrenchscience.com/ i did the sizing test thing here and they said 54cm, are they accurate?

you guys don't think the standover height for a 56cm being
807 millimeters = 31.7716535 inches

while my standover is 31.5 will be an issue? sorry about the font.

i've never ridden a road bike so i'm not sure, help!

http://www.wrenchscience.com/ i did the sizing test thing here and they said 54cm, are they accurate?

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can anyone confirm/deny my fears? i'd like to buy it right now and start riding fixed!
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Go according to wrench science. I did it. And my bike fits great. Check the other sizes as well.
Racking your nuts sucks. Spending 350 on a bike that's way uncomfortable to ride sucks way more.
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