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Fitting Your Bike Are you confused about how you should fit a bike to your particular body dimensions? Have you been reading, found the terms Merxx or French Fit, and don’t know what you need? Every style of riding is different- in how you fit the bike to you, and the sizing of the bike itself. It’s more than just measuring your height, reach and inseam. With the help of Bike Fitting, you’ll be able to find the right fit for your frame size, style of riding, and your particular dimensions. Here ya’ go…..the location for everything fit related.

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Old 07-07-14, 02:55 PM   #1
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Sizing a Kestrel Talon

I am interested in the Kestrel Talon road bike as I feel that it would suit my needs well but do not have a retailer near me that stocks Kestrel bikes. If anyone has any experience/advice for what the proper frame size would be for me I would greatly appreciate it. I am a 5'10" male with a 31" inseam. Thanks!
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Kestrel Talon Road Bike 2014 > Complete Bikes > Road Bikes | Jenson USA

I'd judge by the top tube length since the Go Fast Race bikes are running tall seat posts these days , ..

& slam the stems real low, on short steerer tubes ...

what is the size of the current race bike you ride?

boring steel Bridgestone RB1 from the '90 era

I have a 565 top tube . length on a 56 seat tube length , but not much seat post extended .

I never know if you guys use trouser inseam numbers off your levis or not.

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There is more to sizing a bike than your height and inseam. As a matter of fact those are two of the less important factors. Also as pointed out is this your cycling inseam or pants size? Use a fit calculator like on competitive cyclist to get a ball park.
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Wingfoot67, if you are still interested on a comment to your post, I don't think the talon would suit your needs; more important because of the short inseam. I've been studying the talon geometry because I am interested on getting one for myself, too. There is another bike with similar geometry and better stand over more friendly to your own anatomy that you should consider, I am talking about the Breezer Venturi. Good luck and let me know what you think?
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