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badly_dubbedbadly_dubbed Posts: 1,350
edited July 2010 in Road beginners
hey roadies! :D

now im not new to cycling and i MTB around 3 times a week, but i do fancy a road bike, no reaon really i just do lol

now i ride a 20inch mtb but i do see you guys do it in CM lol

not the same is it? as a 20inch would be 51cm.....

whats the conversion....?

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  • Ben6899Ben6899 Posts: 9,545
    1" =~ 2.54cm
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  • kingrollokingrollo Posts: 3,162
    hey roadies! :D

    now im not new to cycling and i MTB around 3 times a week, but i do fancy a road bike, no reaon really i just do lol

    now i ride a 20inch mtb but i do see you guys do it in CM lol

    not the same is it? as a 20inch would be 51cm.....

    whats the conversion....?

    Probably a bit more to bike fit than that though ! - on an MTB - you are out of the saddle moving around etc - Road bikes you tend to be in the same position on the bike for longer - so fit is more important.
    Get to a decent shop and get properly fitted - most will do this for free if your buying a bike.
  • skyd0gskyd0g Posts: 2,540
    If you ride a 20 inch MTB, you'd need something a lot larger than a 51cm roadie.

    Try putting your stats into this http://vannicholas.com/HowTo/WbmSizing.aspx for a rough guide.
    ...road bike nominal 'sizes' varies between manufacturers/ geometry / fit. - ie. a '56cm' for one bike may be equivalent to a '58cm' on a different bike.
    Cycling weakly
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