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if you're 5'7 to 5'8 tall, what size bike do you ride.

Old 10-28-10, 12:54 AM
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if you're 5'7 to 5'8 tall, what size bike do you ride.

i am just wondering because for a long time a lot lbs told me i measured up to be a 54cm frame. i am about 67.25 cm tall with an inseam of 79-80cm. colorado cyclist says im a 54. however, when i got my bike, the guy who was selling me it was exactly my height and look very proportional like myself and he said he rode a 52cm cannondale. both the 54 and the 52 felt good. the 54 felt like i was reaching a little bit and the 52 felt just smidge small. the man said that he rode the 52 with a longer stem.

i just want to know what everybody else who is around my height rides. just curious.
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Old 10-28-10, 01:32 AM
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I'm about 5'8 or 5'9. I ride a 52.
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i know someone in your height range with a CAAD 9 with a size 52 after being fitted.
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Old 10-28-10, 01:37 AM
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I'm 5'8" and I ride a 54. Is that right for you? No idea. Get whatever you feel more comfortable on. Then ride, ride, ride.
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I assume you mean you're 67.25 INCHES tall. I am almost the exact size as you both height and inseam and I ride a 54. I feel that it's good for most leisure/sportive riders. As I've been riding more and consequently plan on racing, my next bike will be a 52. I have no spacers on my steering tube and I would prefer a bit more saddle to bar drop. Hope that helps.
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Go for the bigger one if you want a more relaxed ride - it'll have a longer head tube. (Vice versa the smaller one - more aggressive.) That's what I'd base my decision on if I was between sizes.
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52cm CAAD9, something like 5' 7-8" and 30-31" cycling inseam. I've been on a 54cm and it was definitely less comfortable
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a few of my riding buddies are around that size, and they ride 52s.
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5'8", 33" (84cm) inseam, size 52 comfort geometry bike with a tall headtube so the bars aren't too low.
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then i dont like to ride
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I ride a 55 cm Lemond.

In other brands my size would be a 54 cm.

I am 5'7".
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Fwiw I'm 5'9" with a 31 inch inseam and ride a 53cm.
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5'7.5 and I ride a small Giant Defy, which is probably a bit smaller than a 52. When I was test riding other bikes, I preferred 52s over 54s despite most LBS's starting me off with the 54.
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5'8" usually ride a 54, but have had a 52.
Liked both. Get the set up right and it doesn't matter IMO.
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5'8" - rode 52's for years - switched to 54's. Much more comfortable. Your results may vary.
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I have a Fuji SL1 RC in 47cm. After much research in my local bike shops and being " professionally fitted" to this wonderful bike i learned several lessons. One that every manufacturer uses a slightly different formula to arrive at their geometry specifications . I tried several bikes ( off the show room floor) but they didn't quite fit right.
Number two in my observations while deciding what bike to buy became very clear to me that i needed to be properly fitted to a bike. The brand name didn't really matter but " THE PROPER SIZE DID" This is where the buying process really begins to get exciting.
Now you can select a manufacturer's brand,colors , components and other desireable " bling" items. At 5'8" and 165 lbs. this bike fits like a latex glove.
It all starts with a professional fit at the local bike shop ------Fit,Fit, Fit

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5'8", ~32" cycling inseam. 52 to 54, for a horizontal top tube bike. Probably closer to 52
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172cm/5' 8", 83 cm inseam. I ride a 54x54.5 and a 55x54.5, traditional frames. Also a 53x54 could do, I guess.
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Originally Posted by dykim90 View Post
i am just wondering because for a long time a lot lbs told me i measured up to be a 54cm frame. i am about 67.25 cm tall with an inseam of 79-80cm. colorado cyclist says im a 54. however, when i got my bike, the guy who was selling me it was exactly my height and look very proportional like myself and he said he rode a 52cm cannondale. both the 54 and the 52 felt good. the 54 felt like i was reaching a little bit and the 52 felt just smidge small. the man said that he rode the 52 with a longer stem.

i just want to know what everybody else who is around my height rides. just curious.
It depends. Frame dimensions are different throughout the industry so a 54 Specialized won't be the same as a 54 Felt, another factor to consider is the type of fit you want since those wanting larger saddle to bar drop will choose a size down, while those looking for more comfort will get something their size.
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i'm 5'7 and have a 53 with a 100mm stem
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I'm 5'8" with a long reach. depending upon the frame design I ride either a 54cm or a 56cm. Riding a couple of 56cm's right now.
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Originally Posted by Monkey Face View Post
Go for the bigger one if you want a more relaxed ride - it'll have a longer head tube. (Vice versa the smaller one - more aggressive.) That's what I'd base my decision on if I was between sizes.
+1 when i bought mine i meassured on between sizes i could buy a 52 with a more agressive position or 54 more relaxed.... the lbs used some nice meassuring tools and geometry charts, made me appreciate fit/geometry a bit better...
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Old 10-28-10, 07:31 AM
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5'7", short legs (30" jeans are a bit long) I forget my inseam.

52, 13 cm stem, and it was too short lengthwise (heightwise fine).

I prefer a 12-13 cm stem for handling in turns and such. Not the best for low speed (sub 15 mph) but awesome at higher speeds.

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Well, I'm 5'8" and ride 3 different bikes in 3 different sizes.

1999 Schwinn Circuit - 54 cm
2000 Lemond Zurich - 55 cm
2010 Trek Madone 4.5 - 56 cm

The first two have pretty much the same fit dimensions. The Trek I'm not sure of as it's been sitting broken at the LBS since August. Don't even remember what it's like to ride it.
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I'm 5'7" and on a 50cm Felt. 10cm stem.
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