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rbobi 08-09-13 04:11 PM

Cannondale slice 3
 
I'm going to be purchasing a cannondale slice through a friend that is a cannondale dealer, he is the owner of a ski and bike shop with more of an emphasis on ski so he doesn't know too much. I'm going to get the bike adjusted professionally to me once I have it, but need to know what size frame I should buy. From what I've found on the Internet, I should
Be a 58. Any suggestions, I am about 5-11/6 ft

e_guevara 08-21-13 04:38 AM

Welcome to the forums!

Getting fit on a road bike requires more than just height. Tri/TT bike more so. Torso length, upper/lower arm length, and flexibility figure into your Tri/TT bike fit.

Not knowing anything but your height I would think 58 is too large for you, a 56 would be better IMO. A smaller size is better for Tri/TT bikes for a more aero position.

Dwayne 08-21-13 01:21 PM

I have a Slice 4, it's a 56cm, and I'm right at 5'11", fits perfect. Your mileage may vary based on your body proportions though, torso length, arm length, etc. I actually have my Slice for sale, too, not using it anymore.

Gonc 04-23-14 10:10 AM

SOLD


Thank you.

bobthib 06-01-14 01:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dwayne (Post 15985098)
I have a Slice 4, it's a 56cm, and I'm right at 5'11", fits perfect. Your mileage may vary based on your body proportions though, torso length, arm length, etc. I actually have my Slice for sale, too, not using it anymore.

+1. 5' 11" here too.
I had a 58 I got a great deal on, but it was too big. Sold it and got a used Cervelo 54. Had to put a longer stem on, but it otherwise fits perfect.

tricycles 06-22-14 08:49 AM

The geometry on triathlon bikes vary dramatically by brand. You have to really look at the sizing, and do not go by the size road bike you ride. I am about your height (just under 6') and would probably start with a 56cm Slice. If you can get a sense for your stack and reach that is the best place to start, and really the way to look at tri bike sizing.

Good luck!


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