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Old 02-02-17, 09:10 PM
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Sizing for Raleigh Bikes

I have a jamis road bike and a cervelo tri bike. Both size 58cm. Looking at Raleigh Tamland 1. Their website states size 60cm if you are 6'1" to 6'3". Anybody have input on their sizing? Concerned that it will
Be too large. With my jamis road bike I had to get a shorter stem because I was having to reach too far
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Rule of thumb: if you fall within the manufacturer's recommended size, go with that size.

If you're between sizes, go with the smaller size, that is go one size down.

You didn't mention your height, so its hard to say what your fit would be.
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Whats the geometry of your Jamis?
Stack height, reach, top tube length.

These 3 measurements, for me, are most important on a road/drop bar bike.
You could then compare your Jamis, which i assume is comfortable, to the Raleigh geometry as its listed on the site.
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I'm 6'1" with a long inseam and short torso. I bought a 58cm Raleigh Willard last week and had to put a shorter stem on it. Hope that helps.
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I'm 6'4" ish and have a 62 that fits, but prett relaxed fit. A 60 would fit me.

Compare stack/reach stem length/handlebar reach.
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Originally Posted by NormanF View Post
Rule of thumb: if you fall within the manufacturer's recommended size, go with that size.

If you're between sizes, go with the smaller size, that is go one size down.

You didn't mention your height, so its hard to say what your fit would be.
Oops. Forgot that detail. I'm 6' 2"
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Originally Posted by mstateglfr View Post
Whats the geometry of your Jamis?
Stack height, reach, top tube length.

These 3 measurements, for me, are most important on a road/drop bar bike.
You could then compare your Jamis, which i assume is comfortable, to the Raleigh geometry as its listed on the site.
I'm going to have to check out my jamis bike measurements and compare.
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Originally Posted by biketampa View Post
Oops. Forgot that detail. I'm 6' 2"
Definitely get the 60". If you're still not sure, test ride it and the next smaller size and decide what you like better.

That said, you'll find the manufacturer's sizing guide is spot-on. Bikes are sized like clothes these days so a given fit is likely to be accurate.
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Originally Posted by NormanF View Post
Definitely get the 60". If you're still not sure, test ride it and the next smaller size and decide what you like better.

That said, you'll find the manufacturer's sizing guide is spot-on. Bikes are sized like clothes these days so a given fit is likely to be accurate.
unfortunately I don't have anywhere to test ride it and I was planning on ordering it off the raleigh corporate website. I find it's rare that my LBS has any bikes in my size. I usually find 56cm and lower. I'm going to check the geometry of my jamis road bike and see how it compares. My jamis road bike I did have a fitting done and had them put on a slightly shorter stem but it was not a dramatic change. Considering I'm in the middle of their 60 size range, I think it probably is the correct size. I'm a little shorter on the torso side but it's not like I'm REALLY short.
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I'd go for the 60cm if I were you.
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I should add at 5'7", all my bikes are M and they fit me to a T.

Today, all the guesswork has been taken out of buying a correctly-sized bike and I've bought ALL of mine online.
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