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Tricross 56CM, Will it fit ?

gb155gb155 Posts: 2,048
edited June 2011 in Commuting chat
Im 6ft 2" ish

Too small ? I Understand CX to be bigger than roadies and I normally ride a 58cm

Would a longer and higher angle stem help
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  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 25,604 Lives Here
    I'd expect that to be on the small side. Can't you try it? Look at the seatpost, if it's straight you could fit one with a bit of lay back.
  • gb155gb155 Posts: 2,048
    Veronese68 wrote:
    I'd expect that to be on the small side. Can't you try it? Look at the seatpost, if it's straight you could fit one with a bit of lay back.

    Yeah, I think your right, is gonna be too small
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  • redveeredvee Posts: 11,921
    I fit my fit body onto a 56cm Tricross single but I be a little less taller than you, 5'11". I bought a longer stem when I got my 56cm Allez but now have swapped back to the original stem now I've got a set of ITM CDB Wing bars on it.
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  • gb155gb155 Posts: 2,048
    hummm, my friend is the same height as me, he rides a 56cm ridgeback SS
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  • dhopedhope Posts: 6,699
    gb155 wrote:
    hummm, my friend is the same height as me, he rides a 56cm ridgeback SS

    Lots of people ride the wrong size bikes ;)
    My Langster is a 58cm, I'm 5'10", no idea if it's the ideal size for me or whether a 56cm would have been better.

    Maybe next investment is a bike fit? The amount of cycling you do and the amount your body will have shifted in the last couple of years it could be a worthwhile investment.
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  • Kieran_BurnsKieran_Burns Posts: 9,757
    I have the 56cm Tricross and it's perfect for me at (JUST) 6'

    You'd be best trying the 56 and 58 to check as it really depends on your personal body geometry
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  • mudcow007mudcow007 Posts: 3,861
    im 6ft 1 an have got a 56 Tricross 2011 model an it fits me like a glove
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  • SimonAHSimonAH Posts: 3,730
    I would have thought that you should be looking at a 57 or perhaps a 58, but there's a lot you can tweak with stem length and seatpost height.

    If it's a really good deal I'd go for the 56 and play with bits. A lot of the 'bike fit' stuff is bunkum in my opinion - as long as you're not massively out then face it, the important dimensions are between the three points of crank, hands and harris. All of which are easily tweaked with stem length/angle and seatpost height.
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  • gb155gb155 Posts: 2,048
    just saw a 58cm go for £111 (The SS is the one I want) on eBay making the 56cm one NOT a bargain at all

    the 58CM was too far tho and the seller wouldnt post

    Anyone know of a SS tricross in 58cm for sale ?

    gaz
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  • lardboylardboy Posts: 343
    Don't expect the Singlecross to be particularly light. These things are built for strength first and weight second.

    I always think of my Singlecross as being the worst of both worlds - the weight of a cheap road bike and the bad knees from a SS. Fun to ride, though.
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  • >>Tricross 56cm

    >>6'2"ish

    could be OK with a long stem (<110mm), but in any case you'll be starting to get into frog on matchbox territory: never a good look.

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  • gb155gb155 Posts: 2,048
    >>Tricross 56cm

    >>6'2"ish

    could be OK with a long stem (<110mm), but in any case you'll be starting to get into frog on matchbox territory: never a good look.

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    Thanks

    I rode my buddys Ridgeback Solo World, 56CM, Last night and actually, it felt fine (and I just jumped off my 60cm carbon roadie) but I do think , considering what I intend doing, i'll wait for a 58cm to come along

    Gaz
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  • bmca2010bmca2010 Posts: 54
    i'm about 6 2 and have a 58 tricross and a 56 singlecross

    sometimes the 56 does seem a bit small but the 58 always seems 2 big.

    everybodys different. i ride my 56 every day and am more than happy with it for my commute.
  • ex-pat scotex-pat scot Posts: 939
    I'm 5'10 and have 54cm Langster, 54cm 2009 and 2010 Tricrosses.
    I might have got away with a 56. Mine feel fine though
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  • MonkeyMonsterMonkeyMonster Posts: 4,628
    smaller frame will change cycling geometry and steerability - not necessarily "wrong" but might look odd.
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  • gs3gs3 Posts: 249
    I'm 6'2" and commute every day on a 56cm Tricross and it fits me perfectly.

    I tried both the 56 and the 58 before buying and found the 58 seemed to be at least 2 sizes bigger for some reason - very very stretched out position. You have to try before deciding even if it means visiting your local Spesh dealer for a sneaky 'fitting' session.

    As a comparison with relation to geometry - I also tried a 56cm Allez which just felt like a kids bike - it was tiny :shock: Sort of proves your thoughts on the CX bike being slightly 'larger'.

    There is quite a lot of adjustment in the stem already due to the inserts provide (-16 to +16 degrees) so don't rule out a 56cm until you try it - you may be surprised!!!
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