Old 04-02-18, 02:09 PM
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Originally Posted by dmnk View Post
Thanks, I was never a fan of test rides as I thought it's too short too tell for me to feel uncomfortable. Currently I have trek FX 7.7 56 (4 years) and I think I would've been better with 54. But this one, between the sizes seems like a big difference that's why I'm hesitating.
Take the test ride.

If it's uncomfortable you'll know in a hurry.

Also, base your size on how it feels to RIDE the bike, not how it feels to stand over the bike. You're not buying it to stand near it. You're buying it to ride it.

Anything that doesn't impact how comfortable it is to ride it is probably something that can be overcome.

Like for me, it's awkward standing over the high top tube. Okay....I got used to it by tilting the bike a small amount when I stop. I'd rather do that every few miles for a minute than ride those few miles on a bike that was too small for me...you know?
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