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    Trek 520 Sizing

    Hello There,

    Looking for opinions about the Trek 520. I ride a 57cm LeMond and I have an 87cm inseam . . . would I ride a L (23) or XL (25) frame? I'm not sure if touring bikes are supposed to be sized differently.

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    The difference in the way these two bikes are sized is about 2c. A 61c Lemond would be equal to a 63c Trek, which is closest to the largest size Trek 520 at 25 inches. So, a 57 Lemond should be like a 59c Trek which would be about 23 1/4 inches. My guess is, you'd have to feel comfortable on a 59c Lemond to think about a 25" 520 (which probably would put you around 6').
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    Quote Originally Posted by scrambledwonder
    Hello There,

    Looking for opinions about the Trek 520. I ride a 57cm LeMond and I have an 87cm inseam . . . would I ride a L (23) or XL (25) frame? I'm not sure if touring bikes are supposed to be sized differently.
    I would assume that you're looking for a bike with a 33" standover (83-84 cm). That makes the 23" closer than the 25" which probably is a 34" standover.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scrambledwonder
    Hello There,

    Looking for opinions about the Trek 520. I ride a 57cm LeMond and I have an 87cm inseam . . . would I ride a L (23) or XL (25) frame? I'm not sure if touring bikes are supposed to be sized differently.

    Cheers,

    Dustin
    bear in mind that for some reason trek size the 520 centre to top of seat collar, not c-c or c-top like normal folks ...
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    I'm 1.82 m tall and have a 89 cm inseam (5' 11" and 35" for the challenged folks), and ride a 25" Trek 520. Both my seatpost and handlebars are raised by 110 mm and stem reach is 95 mm measured horizontally.

    So I guess the question is how long are your torso and arms. But since the top tube of the 520 is not overly long, you'll probably fit better on the 25" frame.
    Michel Gagnon
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