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Old 12-03-07, 02:53 PM   #1
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I Need Some Help

So i am brand new to Track bikes but have been riding with some friends around the city and i have decided to purchase one of my own. I am looking at the Mercier Killo TT because of the price. I plan to do some upgrading including buying new wheals because i have heard the stock ones don't hold up but as dumb as i feel asking this what is the difference between the the 50cm 53cm 57cm 60cm and what do you recommend for a beginner like myself?

Also if you could suggest some new Tires or know of a better bike i can get in the 300-400 dollar range let me know.
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Old 12-03-07, 03:10 PM   #2
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The 50 - 60cm is the size of the bike. Different companies measure things differently but it usually refers to the length of the seat tube and/or the top tube. The size you need depends on the size and proportions of your body. Try to find someone who is built similarly to you (inseam, height, arm length) and ask them what size bike they ride.
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My size

Well i weigh about 174 and am 6'2 and have a 32" waist can you suggest a size based on that info?
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Old 12-03-07, 04:14 PM   #4
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At 6' 2" I'd imagine you'd probably need a 60cm, possibly a 57cm. If you're riding around with your friends it's probably better to ask them and to try out their bikes.

Or you could go to a shop and ask them for advice, if you okay with doing that and then not buying anything.
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thanks i appreciate your help
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