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i need a bike

jasonmccjasonmcc Posts: 25
edited June 2009 in Road beginners
hi im looking for a bike to get me started on my way.
im not looking to spend to much so if your upgrading your bike and need some cash then maybe we can help each other.

im 5ft 11 so a i believe a lrg/56-58 size bike would suit.
im open to anything so mail me if you can help

thanks

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  • pompeypoppypompeypoppy Posts: 182
    have a look on the classifieds section

    http://www.bikeradar.com/forums/viewforum.php?f=40026

    I would strongly advise that you visit your LBS and have a ride on a few bikes to get an idea for sizing. You have to factor in your inseam somewhat more than your height.
  • sovedasoveda Posts: 306
    have a look on the classifieds section

    http://www.bikeradar.com/forums/viewforum.php?f=40026

    I would strongly advise that you visit your LBS and have a ride on a few bikes to get an idea for sizing. You have to factor in your inseam somewhat more than your height.

    Seconded, I'm 6ft1 and I found a Medium fit me better.
  • jasonmccjasonmcc Posts: 25
    i went to my lbs and tried the giant crs2.5 and the lrg frame seemed a nice fit i have 32inch legs and prefere a slightly longer stretch. this is what i have based my sizing on.
  • Slow DowncpSlow Downcp Posts: 3,041
    jasonmcc wrote:
    i went to my lbs and tried the giant crs2.5 and the lrg frame seemed a nice fit i have 32inch legs and prefere a slightly longer stretch. this is what i have based my sizing on.

    Different bikes have different geometries - my Kuota is a large, my Enigma a Medium. You need to try a few out to get a feel for what is best.
    Carlsberg don't make cycle clothing, but if they did it would probably still not be as good as Assos
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