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Old 03-19-16, 08:15 PM
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Please Help!

I used to race mtn bikes, but got out of cycling for awhile. I plan to purchase a Trek Emonde sl6. I had two separate fits and one said I def needed a 58. The other recommended a 56.

What would you guys recommend. I want to make sure I order the right size.
Thanks in advance!

Actual Inseam33 In
Trunk26.5 In
Forearm13.5 In
Arm28 In
Thigh25 In
Lower Leg21 In
Sternal Notch58 In
Total Height69.6 In
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Old 03-19-16, 08:27 PM
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Here is the measurements a calculator I used recommended.

Emonda Geom Measurements

Top Tube Length
55.3 - 55.7 Cm
Seat Tube Range CC
55.5 - 56 Cm
Seat Tube Range CT
57.2 - 57.7 Cm
Stem Length
10.6 - 11.2 Cm
BB Saddle Position
71 - 73 Cm
Saddle Handlebar
56.1 - 56.7 Cm
Saddle Setback
8.5 - 8.9 Cm
Seatpost Type
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I'd go with the 56. It should be just right for you. YTou can always make adjustments to the fit of the 56 to make it bigger....but if you were to get the 58, and it felt too big, you can't make it smaller. A lot of it comes down to what you prefer, too. For instance, I prefer a smaller bike. I like a low position, but I hate to be stretched out. You could make either size work, but i think you'd have more room for optimizing fitment with the 56.
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Ride the bikes and choose.
The philosophy of pick the smaller is not always correct.
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like the flat back bent way over race posture ? Y/N?

did you stand over a 58 in any Trek Models in the Dealer's shop?

My LBS sells Trek But no one has the money or need for a Premium priced super light race bike to stock any Either .
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Why not get some pictures of you on the two bikes and ask on the bike fitting forum? Some one might be able to critique your position, but your'e the only one who can tell if a certain size frame is comfortable or not.
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There's a pretty good chance either will fit. They're only one size apart, there's overlap in adjustability, and variance in personal preferences.

Along with the opinions you've already gotten from the shops, you can take some measurements and try some of the online fit calculators. I've found the fit calculator at to be pretty good.
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Either one should work just fine if it is adjusted to fit you. There is not always just one size that fits someone. There is typically a range that will fit. The way you have described yourself sounds like you are dead in between. You have options!
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Closer to 56
Dave Moulton's Blog - Dave Moulton's Bike Blog - A Different Thought on Frame*Sizing
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