Hello ,good people!
I apologize in advance for my not very good english. Anyway, a lot of newcomers here I see, asking for some questions,get info etc. And I m one of them too. So, I decided to buy a new bycicle for touring ,distances in a range of 150-200km ( with tendention of growing,and dont ask me for my dreams.:-)). As I was saving the money for a couple of months now(for quality bike) I decided to buy Kona Sutra (2012) or 2011. Dont see any big difference. Do you think thats it is good to buy a bycicle over the Internet? Im 187 cm tall and my inseam is around (not quite sure as a measured my alone) 85 cm. So it would be nice to take a 59cm,60cm frame size of new KOna Sutra. I tried one 2011 model when I was in my bike shop(350km away from my hometown) and didnt ask what frame size was but I m sure it was about that number cause it fitted well. My previous bike was just simple Author basic for 450$. So, no matter how it fits it would fit well. Im sure I ll be satisfied. As I m newcomer .I expect with the experience to find choice leaks in bike products.
What do you think about my choice, about thinking buying over the Internet( even though I tried one Kona Sutra(2011) a month ago) with right measure. Is it too risky? Is that of a big difference 59cm frame size and lets say 60 cm frame size. As far as know everything on Kona bikes is fitted accordingly to the frame size . Im a total rookie but Im quite sure about the quality of the bike but kinda sceptical about the frame size choice and measurment. Yes and what pedals are more appropriate? Thanks in advance. If you find some time I would be very thankfull for your suggestions and advices.Cheers.