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Fit/sizing for Jamis Renegade Expat

Old 10-08-17, 06:17 AM
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Fit/sizing for Jamis Renegade Expat

I want to buy a jamis renegade expat. Unfortunately where I live I can only get this bike (or similar) online so I'll have to make my best bet on the sizing to avoid paying for shipping twice, also I cannot try them both side by side.


I am 179 cm high (5 ft 11 in), 80 cm inseam (31.5 inch). So I guess I'd get a 54cm or 56cm size.



How can I go about and find out what is the proper size for me and make a best guess?


I currently ride a giant escape n8 size XL, which is a bit big for me but I actually like it, so I guess I prefer bigger bikes.



I have another mountain bike that is a bit too small for me and I always get pain in my neck/shoulders when I am riding it so I am afraid of committing the same mistake again.
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Look up the geometry of your current bike. Compare the stack/reach. Go from there. Don't worry about size, since that's arbitrary to how you actually fit on the bike.
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I'm 5'10" with a 32-inch cycling inseam, and I fit neatly on a 54. The 56 is too long. It may be a bit too tall, but I didn't notice that, as I was also coming from a too large bike. You could probably go either way and simply use a longer or shorter stem. The 56 is noticably taller, so if you want a more upright position, go that way. If you prefer a more aggressive position, get the 54.
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Originally Posted by ATPAH
I'm 5'10" with a 32-inch cycling inseam, and I fit neatly on a 54. The 56 is too long. It may be a bit too tall, but I didn't notice that, as I was also coming from a too large bike. You could probably go either way and simply use a longer or shorter stem. The 56 is noticably taller, so if you want a more upright position, go that way. If you prefer a more aggressive position, get the 54.
So you got a 54?

I am particularly worried about to the standover which might be too tall on the 56.

Thanks!
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Originally Posted by simao
So you got a 54?

I am particularly worried about to the standover which might be too tall on the 56.

Thanks!
You said you had no problems with the standover on your Escape and the 56cm Renegade's standover is lower..
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Originally Posted by shoota
You said you had no problems with the standover on your Escape and the 56cm Renegade's standover is lower..
Yeah I meant I can stand fine on the escape, but I probably should leave more space between my balls and frame?
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Originally Posted by simao
Yeah I meant I can stand fine on the escape, but I probably should leave more space between my balls and frame?
Yeah, ideally.
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Originally Posted by simao
So you got a 54?

I am particularly worried about to the standover which might be too tall on the 56.

Thanks!
I got a 54 despite wanting a more upright position. I'll probably get a riser stem, as the drops are too low for my old man back.
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