Frame sizing (again...!)

Sevenfold Posts: 86
edited October 2009 in Road buying advice
Is an option to buy a frame a size too big then have a shorter stem/lowered seat height to get a longer head-tube & hence a slightly more upright position on a 'race-oriented' frame (Boardman, Focus, Cube) etc?


  • Slow Downcp
    Slow Downcp Posts: 3,041
    If you shorten the stem too much, you'll end up with skittish handling - why not just buy a sportive type bike with more upright riding psoition in the correct size?
    Carlsberg don't make cycle clothing, but if they did it would probably still not be as good as Assos
  • topdude
    topdude Posts: 1,557
    Not a good idea to get a size too big, unless you are lucky it will never be right.
    If anything a size too small would be a better choice, but getting the correct size is best :D
    He is not the messiah, he is a very naughty boy !!