Road bike sizings?

super-egg Posts: 16
edited August 2008 in Road beginners
Totally new to this, just want something to keep fit on. So looking second hand really, and as I'm not used to the geometry of a road bike I'd have no idea what was too big?

I'm about 178cm with an 80cm inside leg, what size frames should I be looking at?



  • A 54-56cm frame ballpark for horizontal frames, or a 50-52cm sloping frame, as you appear to be practically the same stats as me (with a relatively big torso and small legs). Sizes do very though between brands!

    My Felt is a 54cm frame and came with a short stem, either a 90 or 100mm. I think I could probably do with a 120 or 130mm, just to stretch out a fraction more.
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  • redddraggon
    redddraggon Posts: 10,862
    Get a tape measure and try this: ... ATOR_INTRO

    It might not give you "frame sizes" but it will give you figures for the geometry - from which you can work out what size you need.

    a 54cm frame does not always equal another 54cm frame......
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