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Old 03-22-18, 03:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Birota View Post
Also, stable and responsive would be the two words I felt when I test road the 61 and 58 respectively. I just donít want to regret buying a bike that is too big as I get older. I am 50 now.
I'm 6'3 and have been going through the same dilemma. My inseam is 34" also, so my legs contribute the most to my height, with my torso not so much.

I have found the 61cm frame works out best for me, with replacing the stem with one slightly smaller. With a 58cm, my knees are too far forward, and I can't afford that as it causes pain. The LBS is right when he said you'll need to have the saddle higher on the 58, therefore being more hunched over and cramped.

I could be wrong, but based on what I've learned thus far, I'd say you would need to get fitted properly on the saddle FIRST with correct leg length, fore/aft, tilt ...then adjust to the reach after that. I think if you do that you'll find the 61cm is the way to go.
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