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Old 05-06-14, 01:01 PM
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Originally Posted by raqball View Post
Are they all true to size? My Specialized bike is a 58cm and if I have to blindly order it would probably be the LHT just based on it's reputation...

I'd hate to order a 58cm and find it's not true to size though...
Fortunately, Philly has a shop that often has several LHTs, Cross Checks and Stragglers in stock. It's also the home of Fuji America.

You can find the LHT frame geometires on Surly's web site. They tend to have longer top tubes, which is why trying to compare your 58cm road bike to an LHT is probably not the way to go. Also, is your 58cm road bike measured the same way as the LHT? Does it have funky sized/shaped tubing that will skew the measurement if it's measured center to center?

To give you some frame of reference, I am 6'2" with a shortish inseam for someone my height. A long 32"/short 33". I ride a 60cm LHT. If you looked at standover clearence alone, some people would say it is too large for me. But I like the way it fits "up top".

I wouldn't be surprised to learn that Trek's web site also shows frame geometries for the 520. Fuji might, as well.
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