Jamis Sputnik and Sizing
Hi guys, I've been lurking here for a while and have finally decided on buying a bike; a Jamis Sputnik!
I live in Korea (Seoul) and over here it's difficult to find proper sizing for heights ~6ft (183cm). Also, the bike shops I've visited don't allow test rides which blew my mind. Anyway, I've decided to buy a second hand bike because of my budget.
I've messaged a few people selling Sputniks and they all tell me the same thing: their bike will fit me. A guy I just messaged said he's selling a size 50 Sputnik. I told him that's too small for me. He asked me my height. I said 183cm. He said he's 188cm and rides it just fine... are you kidding me?
Another guy selling a size 53 Sputnik said he's 180 and it's a bit small for him but would probably be decent for me. I want to believe him.
I can test out these second hand bikes no problem. My question is: What size Sputnik should I be looking to test? Like I said, I'm ~183cm with shoes on and have a 84cm (33inch) inseam (again, with shoes on).
If you guys could provide me with some help I'd be greatly appreciative.
TLDR: 183cm tall, 84cm inseam, Jamis Sputnik size = ?
Last edited by cbank35; 04-17-14 at 05:32 AM.