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Old 12-21-04, 06:49 AM
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Sizing for Jake The Snake

Iím ordering a new Jake the Snake and need help determining the proper size. Iíll use the bike for commuting, road training, and cyclocross racing next year. I am 6í tall with a 35Ē inseam (long legs) so Iím thinking a 58 or 60cm frame. Thanks
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Old 12-21-04, 07:37 AM
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I'm 6'2 and ride a 58 Jake, with a 120 stem. Probably about the same inseam as you though. You could probably ride either, but I'd suggest the 58 if you're going to do any 'cross racing.

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I'm 5'11" with a 32" inseam...sizing please?
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i'm 5'10"/5'11", 32 inseam and my axis is a 55cm and fits well.
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Thank mang
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Thanks, I've ordered a 58cm Jake the Snake which my dealer sized me to. Can't wait!!

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Old 12-27-04, 12:11 PM
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Congratulations to a great bike! I've had mine snake since September and i just love it! I use it for everything but most commuting now in the winter.

Good luck with your snake.
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Originally Posted by PWRDbyTRD
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Not to butt in, but I am 5'8" and ride a 56 JTS. You might want to consider that if you are considering the bike.
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Originally Posted by cyclochica
Not to butt in, but I am 5'8" and ride a 56 JTS. You might want to consider that if you are considering the bike.
I'm going to assume by your name that your female. In which case, your body shape is going to differ (thankfully!) from your average male rider's. Are you more legs, or torso?
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yes i am female, and i have long legs. my inseam is the same as PWRDbyTRD
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I'm in the same boat, shopping for a JTS right now. I haven't driven my car in 11 weeks now, I ride everywhere, every day. Given the terrain I deal with, I've had a lot of locals push me towards the JTS. I'm 6'1", 240 (BMI of 27), inseam of 30" (short legs). I'm hardly small but I ride 1 - 2 1/2 hours every day, work out three days a week. The hardest part about finding ANY bike to fit me is that my torso length is the majority of my height. Any ideas on a frame/stem size combo?
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Just rode a 54cm Jake home, which I thought sounded small, but it's perfect. Damn short legs.
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Originally Posted by PWRDbyTRD
I'm 5'11" with a 32" inseam...sizing please?
Im 6'2'', 32in inseam and ride a 56cm jake. I know, im gangly.
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Skord, how tall are you and what is your inseam?
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I love my JTS but with my 6í self and 35Ē inseam I was getting a lot of neck pain with the 58cm frame on longer rides. It was swapped it out for a 60cm with a short stem and this seems to do the trick. The ideal frame for me would be a 60cm with a 58cm tube-top.
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I am 5'11" and just got fitted and bought a 56. My inseam is 32.5"
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Not to rehash something to old, but at 5'10'' with short 30'' inseam all the road bikes I have tried have been comfy at 56 cm, will this be the same for a JTS or will i need to size down ?

271 lbs so its commute style riding and longer club rides but no racing for me.
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5'11" 32" inseam, not very flexible. 56 cm roadbike, 54 cm JTS.
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