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EAI Bare Knuckle Sizing

Old 08-01-12, 11:56 AM
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EAI Bare Knuckle Sizing

I'm in the market for a new bike and I've been looking at the EAI Bare Knuckle frameset. I'm 6'4" with a 36" inseam, so I'm a pretty tall, lanky guy. I've heard their sizing runs a bit big, so I'm confused about what size would be best. Naturally I was looking at the largest size, 62cm, but I've read some people who are in the 6'2" range are riding the 58cm, so I'm a bit torn on which to lean towards (58cm, 60cm, or 62cm). The bike will be used for commuting almost everyday and also light training/workouts on the street. If any of those taller riders with Bare Knuckle experience could share their opinions, that would be great. Thanks.
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Old 08-01-12, 12:01 PM
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They do run large and they have large seat tubes for their sizes. My 56 had 56.5 TT and a 56 ST compared to my old Leader 722 with a 55 TT and a 52 ST.
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If it helps any, I'm 5'10ish with a 33" inseam. My Leader 722TS is a 58cm and my BK is a 54.
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Originally Posted by seau grateau View Post
Yeah I saw that. I know I'm a new member on the forum (I've lurked for a while) and I apologize for posting a sizing question, but I was just hoping to get some personal experiences/opinions from real people who actually ride the bike. I'm only asking because it's aimed at a very specific group of people (very tall AND ride/have ridden a Bare Knuckle).
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they don't run big...they're just measured C-C vs C-T...a cm is a cm.

if your current bike fits...measure that C-C and go from there.
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I'm 6'3" 35" inseam and I have a 58cm Bareknuckle and it fits great. I think you would be fine with the 60cm.
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sorry not relevant to this thread, but saw that you had a leader 722...i was curious is there any major difference between their frames? I cant seem to figure it out online
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Originally Posted by Geoooffreyyy View Post
Yeah I saw that. I know I'm a new member on the forum (I've lurked for a while) and I apologize for posting a sizing question, but I was just hoping to get some personal experiences/opinions from real people who actually ride the bike. I'm only asking because it's aimed at a very specific group of people (very tall AND ride/have ridden a Bare Knuckle).
Yes I understand all that. However, the way to find out which mail-order frame will fit you best is to use a fitment calculator and compare your numbers with the frame's geometry chart. You could also measure your current frame and compare sizing to the one you're going to buy. Geometry charts can be a lot more helpful than anecdotal advice if you know what to look for. Another tall guy might have different proportions, and be better suited for a different frame size. Good luck in your quest.
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Originally Posted by duranh62 View Post
sorry not relevant to this thread, but saw that you had a leader 722...i was curious is there any major difference between their frames? I cant seem to figure it out online
Apples and oranges.

722TS geo:



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i meant between the leader frames...such as the 722 or 735
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If you can't tell by looking at their respective geo charts, I don't know what I can possibly say. Frames are measured using numbers, not words.
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