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How do I know if the road bike that I got is too large?

Old 08-16-21, 08:11 PM
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How do I know if the road bike that I got is too large?

I just don't know cant post no pics on here but the JARI fuji 2.5 is what I went with its a gravel bike (XXL) size

theres no possible way to post pictures on this website possible i will email it to you I have pics on my pc but i cant upload

if u can post them for me that would be nice

im almost 190cm's if that matters
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how do I know if my road bike I got is too large?

Maybe ride it and see how it feels?
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Is there something about the bike that makes you wonder about it? I suspect that if it was a perfect fit, the question wouldn't have come up.
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Their XXL is a 60cm frame, so not huge compared to some. I'm about your height and I could ride it but there's more to bike fit than height and seat tube length.
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I am about 195 cm, and the geometry chart on the Fuji website makes me think that would be a decent fit for me. I think someone 5cm shorter would likely be OK, too.

Have you ridden the bike and do you feel like there is a problem? Have you discussed the problem with the shop where you bought it? They will likely help you with fine-tuning the fit.
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So you are 6'2 or 6'3?
XXL has 635mm of stack, 405mm of reach, and a 110mm stem.

I could see that feeling too big for someone 6'2 or 6'3, depending on their leg length, torso length, arm length, etc.
Maybe its just a matter of using a 90mm stem, or flipping the stem down, or dropping the stem a spacer or two lower.
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Maybe ask someone in the gravel bike sub-forum?

While many gravel bikes look like road bikes, some don't. And even if they do, there might be certain nuances of the fit for proper gravel biking that don't go as well for a person that is only road biking.
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Originally Posted by Reflector Guy
Is there something about the bike that makes you wonder about it? I suspect that if it was a perfect fit, the question wouldn't have come up.

my lower back feels sore and biceps are a bit sore also im on my tippy toes when i stand on my bike kinda, also it just looks really large for someone whos 190cm's i do have long legs tho but it seems like when u got got o the store and get XXL pants but L just fits fine

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According to the size chart, that's the right size for you. Are you a new rider? Did you have this bike fitted to you by the shop? Are you coming from a smaller bike and it just "feels" too big by comparison?

Also, what does it mean when you say you're on your tippy toes when standing on your bike? Do you mean when you're standing OVER your bike with your feet on the ground and you need to be on your tippy toes to clear the top bar? If that's the case, then yes the frame is too big for you.
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Originally Posted by Jeff Neese
According to the size chart, that's the right size for you. Are you a new rider? Did you have this bike fitted to you by the shop? Are you coming from a smaller bike and it just "feels" too big by comparison?

Also, what does it mean when you say you're on your tippy toes when standing on your bike? Do you mean when you're standing OVER your bike with your feet on the ground and you need to be on your tippy toes to clear the top bar? If that's the case, then yes the frame is too big for you.
im a new rider and no when i stand on the seat with my butt my feet barely touch the ground again I cant post pictures so i cant show you
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Originally Posted by nblake1989
im a new rider and no when i stand on the seat with my butt my feet barely touch the ground again I cant post pictures so i cant show you
Dont stand while sitting on the saddle. That isnt a thing.
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Originally Posted by mstateglfr
Dont stand while sitting on the saddle. That isnt a thing.
im sitting on the seat tho and my feet hardly touch the floor is that normal just the tippy touches toes mostly
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Originally Posted by nblake1989
im a new rider and no when i stand on the seat with my butt my feet barely touch the ground again I cant post pictures so i cant show you
That’s not a problem, no. When you have proper leg extension, usually that means that you can only get your toes (of one foot) down to the ground when seated. I don’t know how you determined your seat height— which is how you adjust leg extension— but it sounds about right. If you’re really uncomfortable with only getting the tip of the shoe on the ground, then you can go through the process of setting saddle height and see if it may be too high and needs lowered, but if you can put a foot down flat on the ground when on the saddle, that’s definitely too low, and you’ll want to avoid that.

It’s weird the mod moved this thread to Gravel rather than Bike Fitting, but if you head over there and peruse the threads you’ll find info about how to set saddle position, handlebar position, and other things related to how a bike fits you.
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Originally Posted by nblake1989
im a new rider and no when i stand on the seat with my butt my feet barely touch the ground again I cant post pictures so i cant show you
You generally can't put your feet flat on the ground while you're sitting on the seat. If you can, then the seat is too low - the seat height is adjusted for pedaling efficiency, not for when you're stopped. When you come to a stop, you dismount the seat and stand on the ground with the top bar between your legs. I have a slightly different dismount process, but start there.

Since you're a new rider, I suggest you watch some videos of proper mount/dismount procedures. A surprising number of accidents and injuries are from new riders not practicing getting on and off their bike. Learn that first.
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Originally Posted by nblake1989
im a new rider and no when i stand on the seat with my butt my feet barely touch the ground again I cant post pictures so i cant show you
Not only is putting your foot down while seated not normal, it has nothing to do with frame size.

Most people would just get off the saddle and stand or do a trackstand.

If you really, really want to put your foot down while seated, try a BB forward bike.
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Originally Posted by DorkDisk
Not only is putting your foot down while seated not normal, it has nothing to do with frame size.

Most people would just get off the saddle and stand or do a trackstand.

If you really, really want to put your foot down while seated, try a BB forward bike.
You can’t be serious…
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Originally Posted by chaadster
You can’t be serious…
I dont seen anything posted that is incorrect.
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As you are now learning, sitting on the saddle with your feet flat on the ground is not a thing. I would suggest you start here, and watch the video a few times. Also notice that about 1/3 of the way down the page, he says (in bold) "Do not try to sit on the saddle while the bike is stopped. "

https://www.sheldonbrown.com/starting.html
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You can upload your pictures to an album in your gallery. Then post here that you did it and we can rescue them for you.

The biceps being sore is a little novel, but I can see how that might happen if you aren't used to drop bars. Lower back being sore is very normal. I would expect that to go away with time.
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Originally Posted by Jeff Neese
As you are now learning, sitting on the saddle with your feet flat on the ground is not a thing. I would suggest you start here, and watch the video a few times. Also notice that about 1/3 of the way down the page, he says (in bold) "Do not try to sit on the saddle while the bike is stopped. "

https://www.sheldonbrown.com/starting.html
That comment is specifically under the Starting section, subsection Correct Basic Starting Technique. If you refer to the Stopping section, you’ll see a description referring to putting a “foot”— note the singular— down, and “landing foot,” again making note of the singular.

Only the most unskilled of cyclists would not put a foot down while seated, and certainly no serious cyclist. Even my 9 year old can stop while seated with a foot down.
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That comment is specifically under the Starting section, subsection Correct Basic Starting Technique. If you refer to the Stopping section, you’ll see a description referring to putting a “foot”— note the singular— down, and “landing foot,” again making note of the singular.

Only the most unskilled of cyclists would not put a foot down while seated, and certainly no serious cyclist. Even my 9 year old can stop while seated with a foot down.
Yes, you put a foot down (your landing foot) as you are coming off the seat. Obviously. If you come to a stop without a foot on the ground, you'll tip over. The only way to put a foot all the way down while still seated is if you lean the bike over to one side. Watch the woman in the video. Or, here's another good one for beginners to watch. I suggest you show this to your 9 year old before they develop bad habits.

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Here is yet another good video explaining how to start and stop. Once again, there is no recommended technique that involves staying seated while stopped.


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Jeff Neese this is literally the most freddish, dorkiest, noobiest junk I’ve ever heard. Maybe you have limited mobility or other limited ability, I dunno, but for typically abled cyclists with even a modicum of bike handling skill, putting a foot down while seated at a stop is neither difficult nor a bad habit. And do you want to have your mind really blown? I do it in cleats and while clipped in!!!!
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