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Trek FX 2 - which sizes

Old 06-08-19, 08:00 AM
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Trek FX 2 - which sizes

I’m 6’2” with an inseam of 35 inches. The large goes up to 6’1.6” while the XL starts at 6’.8”-6’5.6” and the inseam on a large is 32.3”-34.6” while the Xl is 34.3”-36.6”. Since I’m kind of on the low end of an xl, but just above the large, which size would you recommend?
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Old 06-08-19, 10:05 AM
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I have a 2015 FX 7.2 with a 22.5" frame. I believe that is equivalent to what is now called XL. I am 6' 1-3/4" tall and when I bought the bike a few years ago, I was initially looking at the next size smaller (equal to today's L). But the salesman at the Trek store said the next up was more appropriate for my size. Coming from an old mountain bike, it seemed like I was riding on a tall unicycle or something for the first 1-2 minutes, but after that got used to it and it's been perfect ever since.
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Old 06-08-19, 10:56 AM
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I have a 22.5 as well. I’m 5’11 3/4” so not quite 6’ but close. Rode this bike for 2 years incl thru 2 winters. It’s a very comfortable bike. Like the previous poster I too initially felt like the first cpl of minutes I was more upright that on other bikes but then that sensation goes away almost immediately. I have a feeling you would like it very much but I suggest a cpl test rides back to back but also on separate days. Meaning do 2 tests one day then 2 again another day. Don’t rush your purchase decision and don’t feel funny about taking test rides at multiple shops. Nothing worse than buyers remorse. And purchasing is no way to test a bike meaning if they say buy this if you don’t like it after three days switch to the other. Meaning make your decision before you buy. If a shop is unwilling to let you test ride both sizes of the same bike move on to the next shop
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Old 06-08-19, 10:57 AM
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I got a L size FX 2 this year.

I'm exactly 6'1". I'm very comfortable with the L size.

I tried both the L and XL for fit. When I stood with the bike under me and my feet flat to the ground, the XL was almost touching the groin area. I had better clearance with the L, so went with that.

You can try both at the Trek dealer and they should be able to recommend the right fit. I'm going to guess that at 6'2" your probably at the XL size.
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Old 06-09-19, 10:33 AM
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Definitely try at your local dealer, because your specifications are unique to you (including your torso length, arm reach, the position in which you like to ride, etc.).

Here's an example. My local shop sized me to a M on my FXS6. When I tried sizes, they only had M and L, and it was very apparent that L was too big.

My height is on the lower end of M, but my inseam is on the upper end of S. While waiting for my bike to arrive I happened upon the Canyon site. On Canyon bikes, I border between a S and XS, and their advice was to go with the lower one. I brought this piece of info back to my LBS, and the manager who has been helping me said his recommendation was the M over the S because it's easier to adjust the seat height than it is to change the reach to the bars, which would then impact how I ride. He saw I was a bit skeptical, so he called the second-nearest LBS which had a S and M in stock for me to compare (FXS5s not 6s which is what I'm waiting for, but the frames are nearly identical, it's just hardware that's different). Sure enough he was right. My riding position was way more comfortable on a M than a S, so I kept my backorder for the M. And I really was hoping the S was the better ride because that's in stock at Trek and I would had the bike sooner. So I was mentally pre-dispositioned to prefer the S (for instant gratification) but ended up liking the M ride better. But I would have never known this if I only took online advice/research vs. going to my shop and trying it out.
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Originally Posted by CarloM View Post
Definitely try at your local dealer, because your specifications are unique to you (including your torso length, arm reach, the position in which you like to ride, etc.).

Here's an example. My local shop sized me to a M on my FXS6. When I tried sizes, they only had M and L, and it was very apparent that L was too big.

My height is on the lower end of M, but my inseam is on the upper end of S. While waiting for my bike to arrive I happened upon the Canyon site. On Canyon bikes, I border between a S and XS, and their advice was to go with the lower one. I brought this piece of info back to my LBS, and the manager who has been helping me said his recommendation was the M over the S because it's easier to adjust the seat height than it is to change the reach to the bars, which would then impact how I ride. He saw I was a bit skeptical, so he called the second-nearest LBS which had a S and M in stock for me to compare (FXS5s not 6s which is what I'm waiting for, but the frames are nearly identical, it's just hardware that's different). Sure enough he was right. My riding position was way more comfortable on a M than a S, so I kept my backorder for the M. And I really was hoping the S was the better ride because that's in stock at Trek and I would had the bike sooner. So I was mentally pre-dispositioned to prefer the S (for instant gratification) but ended up liking the M ride better. But I would have never known this if I only took online advice/research vs. going to my shop and trying it out.
Very sound advice. I went and got fitted and went with the XL. Still getting used to being so high up as I’ve only ever rode bmx bikes when I was younger. Thanks to everyone who contributed to the thread.
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My story is of the Cannondale Quick bikes but in reference to your post. I bought a large as I too wanted the immediate gratification of walking out with the bike. Rode it for a couple of days but I brought it back to my LBS and he graciously allowed me to swap it for a medium. Rode that for about 9 months and wanted a more road like bike but without the drops so I bought a Quick 3 but again they only had a large so I test rode it, bought it, and since then, it is the only bike I have put any real miles on but not without trying to get back on the medium. What all this is about is that you need to get some seat time on the two bikes and find the bike you feel can be tweaked, as both will, to be the perfect fit for your style of riding. I am solidly in the medium bike size no matter what bike brand but I ride a large. That is what fits and feels best for me and my geometry. Ride them both and ignore the labels. Get the bike that fits you. I am sure there are a hundred arguments against what I am telling you but with a change of the stem and moving the seat up and back the bike is a very comfortable fit. I have to admit that the standover clearance is not what I would like but that is something I will have to deal with while laying on the ground wishing I had rode the medium that day. That said, if I was still riding my steel Columbia of old there wouldn't be any standover so what I do have seems to be a gift.
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