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If you have (KILO TT + near30" INSEAM) Post picture of your seatpost height!

Old 08-04-12, 04:31 PM
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If you have (KILO TT + near30" INSEAM) Post picture of your seatpost height!

Hi everyone this is my first post. Hope I am qualified to ask a question here.

If you have (KILO TT + near30" INSEAM) Post picture of your seat post height from the frame!
I am 5'7" with 30" inseam. I am thinking about getting 50cm but worrying about short seat post which I really dislike!!! I guess if it is less than 4" I would get 47cm...

Thanks,

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Old 08-04-12, 04:46 PM
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Hey Joe - welcome to the forums. With all due respect, you should be buying a size based on top tube length, not seat tube length. The top tube measurement is the most important.
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Old 08-04-12, 04:57 PM
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bfloyd6969 Thanks for your answer. My arms are on the short side. I will have a look at the top tube length.
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Your 5'7" and thinking of getting a 50cm? that seems small to me, I would imagine a 52-54 would fit you much better and you wouldn't have to worry about a short seat post. I would recommend going to your Local bike shop and asking them what size frame would fit you best. Best of luck!
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Old 08-04-12, 05:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Slybry View Post
Your 5'7" and thinking of getting a 50cm? that seems small to me, I would imagine a 52-54 would fit you much better and you wouldn't have to worry about a short seat post. I would recommend going to your Local bike shop and asking them what size frame would fit you best. Best of luck!
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Based on the research I found out that Kilo TT 50cm is actually similar to 53cm frame.
50cm stand over height is 0.4" higher than my inseam(30.4"). Maybe I should get 47cm....so confusing.
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Old 08-04-12, 07:37 PM
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Joe - Take the time and do this fit calculator: https://www.competitivecyclist.com/za...LCULATOR_INTRO

It will narrow down what size frame you should be looking at in regards to top tube length, seat tube length, and other important factors regarding bike size.

Also, please don't copy and past our names from the profile info - it leaves a hotlink to our profile pages... kinda weird...
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Old 08-04-12, 09:16 PM
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Thanks for the link. I will definitely check it out.
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Old 08-04-12, 11:10 PM
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I am 5' 6" or 5' 7" with near a 30" inseem and I ride a 50 cm Kilo with the saddle raised a decent amount but not outrageously high.
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Old 08-05-12, 12:17 AM
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This is my old kilo. I'm 5'4" with a +31" inseam. This was when I was a noob and honestly the seatpost height is ill-fitting and probably a couple cm too low.
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Old 08-05-12, 02:16 AM
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As far as I understand Kilos don't "run big", the seat tube is just measured c-c instead of c-t. This actually makes more sense as it tells you more about the size of the frame affecting the height of handle bars and thus the riding position than the c-t measurement.
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Old 08-05-12, 04:59 AM
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For the OP, keep in mind different saddles will have different seat post exposed. Also, people like to run their saddles at different heights. So not really a good way to check.
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it's not even the same bike anymore and not mine but
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Thanks guys very very helpful. I guess 50cm is the right frame for me.
therealfaux & cc700 you are riding 50cm correct?
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it's not even the same bike anymore and not mine but
Love that green.
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Originally Posted by pusanpa View Post
Thanks guys very very helpful. I guess 50cm is the right frame for me.
As has been pointed out by other people, seatpost height is one of the less important factors for a proper fit. I hope you had someone help you get proper measurements for the fit calculator in order to confirm whether the 50cm is the right size for you.
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Originally Posted by pusanpa View Post
Thanks guys very very helpful. I guess 50cm is the right frame for me.
therealfaux & cc700 you are riding 50cm correct?
Use the fit calculator that was posted earlier, don't be an idiot.
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OK I will do that!!!
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50cm, I am just shy of 5'8
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50cm w/ post for a 5'7" girl (not mine)

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I just have to ask every time this comes up: How do you all that are 5'7" ride such a tiny bike? I know every person is different, but I'm 5'7" and the 53cm Kilo was too small for me. Do you just keep distances short? Do you have tiny legs and arms?

OP, get sized at a shop, you cannot size your bike based on pictures of seatposts. This is insane.
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Old 08-14-12, 10:01 AM
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50cm Kilos have ~53cm top tubes. Seems about right for a 5'7" personal with "normal" proportions.

I'm 5'9" and fit a 53cm Kilo (~55cm top tube).
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I'm 6'0". Ride a 55cm, has a TT of almost 57cm.

Kilo's fit funny.
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53cm Kilo 5'9
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my kilo was 53cm. and yes, fit calc.
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Originally Posted by walnutz View Post
you cannot size your bike based on pictures of seatposts. This is insane.

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