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Old 07-23-16, 08:02 PM
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What do you guys think about the size? Pic included

Just got this bike a little less than a year ago but I'm somewhat conscious since all my previous bikes have been one size bigger. Feels fine but more compact than the others. This is a 58cm and I'm 6'2"
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Old 07-23-16, 08:13 PM
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Seems to fit you fine, but what it really comes down to is your own personal comfort. If you are pain free on all of your rides and feel to be pedaling efficiently, that's all that matters. If in doubt or feel that something is a bit off, go get a professional bike fit.
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I'm 6'2' and ride a 58" frame. I love it.
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Old 07-24-16, 05:23 AM
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You look fine on the bicycle and if you are comfortable keep on riding. I personally prefer a larger frame, I'm 6'1" and usually ride a 59-60 cm frame. To me, I think frame sizing is a bit misleading. There is no real standard that I can tell. A 59 cm Specialized road bicycle will not have same geometry as a Cannondale 59 cm or a Trek 59 cm road bicycle. I like to get the largest frame I can stand over while wearing my shoes, then adjust/ replace stem, and adjust seat and or seat post to dial in a nice fit.
The racing guys seem to always go for the smallest frame they can fit on then install some super long stem and jack the seat up.
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Old 07-24-16, 07:27 AM
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I appreciate all the comments.
Though not an uncomfortable bike, just feels "different" than anything else I've been used to riding, lower handlebars and shorter wheel base, also giving me the illusion of being faster.
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Old 07-24-16, 07:40 AM
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Way too small. ooof
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Old 07-24-16, 07:49 AM
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Size is fine.

There is not one "fit" for all road bikes and purposes. You can have three different road bikes with different frame sizes and a good fit with different positions on each of them. The position, size and setup all looks normal to me.
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Old 07-24-16, 07:58 AM
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Seat height, leg extension looks good, but have to say it looks like it's got a really short top tube.
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Too small. If bike manufactures make 58's for 6' 2" tall people, who are they making 60, 62, 64's for giants?

Your saddle to bar drop is too large, the head tube isn't long enough, the slammed stem doesn't help, and your top tube is too short and indicated by your scrunched position on the bike. You certainly don't need a professional fitter at two hundred bucks on average to tell you that bike is too small.

And before everyone who rides this size and are this height writes their witty comeback, LOOK AT THE PHOTO! Also remember where this is posted in the General Cycling Forum, not the Racing Forum.

You may think you fit but you don't. I could easily put you on a 56, with a 130 stem, 180 crank arms and a 400 mm seat post with huge set back and you could ride it but it doesn't mean it fits.
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Old 07-24-16, 08:16 AM
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Originally Posted by blakcloud View Post
Too small. If bike manufactures make 58's for 6' 2" tall people, who are they making 60, 62, 64's for giants?

Your saddle to bar drop is too large, the head tube isn't long enough, the slammed stem doesn't help, and your top tube is too short and indicated by your scrunched position on the bike. You certainly don't need a professional fitter at two hundred bucks on average to tell you that bike is too small.

And before everyone who rides this size and are this height writes their witty comeback, LOOK AT THE PHOTO! Also remember where this is posted in the General Cycling Forum, not the Racing Forum.

You may think you fit but you don't. I could easily put you on a 56, with a 130 stem, 180 crank arms and a 400 mm seat post with huge set back and you could ride it but it doesn't mean it fits.
Thanks for the comment.
What do you mean by slammed stem?
Effective top tube length is 23 inches.
Center of seat post to center of handle bar is 29 inches.
Saddle to bar drop is 3 inches.
I never felt scrunched but that's a good observation.
Just noticed the saddle is almost all the way forward.

Wonder if any of these measurements make any sense?

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Old 07-24-16, 08:54 AM
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I'm 6'2", and find myself feeling cramped in anything smaller than a 61cm frame. Your pic proves that your knee is well forward of your pedal spindle and your saddle is way too high, both signs of somebody riding a frame that is far too small for them.
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Originally Posted by AlexCyclistRoch View Post
I'm 6'2", and find myself feeling cramped in anything smaller than a 61cm frame. Your pic proves that your knee is well forward of your pedal spindle and your saddle is way too high, both signs of somebody riding a frame that is far too small for them.
+1 ^ Without a doubt.
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6fT here loved my 61 cm.
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This isn't racing forum but that doesn't mean that racing type fit is not appropriate. It isn't the bike fit forum either, where arbitrary fitting rules rule.

There is absolutely nothing wrong with 3" saddle to handlebar drop and it's certainly not an indication of too small a frame. Optically it looks like he could use more drop, if that's the kind of fit he wants.

Many comments here seem to assume that OP should have the so-called "french fit" or "Eddie fit" or something like those, but it looks pretty clear that OP is going for something more aggressive. Including the seat forward which results in the irrelevant "KOPS error". Moving the seat back might be a good adjustment actually, in my amateur opinion, but not because of kops.

The best approach is to make some small adjustments, one adjustment at a time, acclimate to it over a week or two, and see how that adjustment combined with your individual physiology and bike alters your comfort, performance or stamina, however it is that you prioritize those.
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Old 08-14-16, 01:01 PM
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So I had some time to think about the replies, BTW I thank everyone.
This was supposed to be a temporary bike as I looked for something better, I'm now into my second season riding it.
When I got it a couple of years ago, in the back of my mind I thought it was border line small for me but yet as I test road it with plenty of time, it felt fine and liked and I still like the feel of it.
It does have a more aggressive feel to it than any other road bike I've owned, perhaps the 2-3 inch drop in the handle bars and shorter wheel base?
For some measurements.... (if they mean anything)
The knee over pedal spindle is spot on with the saddle in center position.
Placing my elbow in front of the seat, my finger tips touch the back of the stem and I have long arms.
Stand over measured from the center of the top sloping tube to the floor is 32 inches, my inseam is 35".
In riding position hands on top of the brake hoods looking down at the front wheel spindle, it's blocked by the handlebars.
It's funny, riding with others I usually get the same mixed views on the fit, from small to it fits OK.
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