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Giant TCX SLR 2 - am i too tall?

gabriel959gabriel959 Posts: 4,227
edited March 2014 in Cyclocross
Hi guys,

I am 6' 4" and usually ride bikes with a 58.5cm or a 59cm top tube problem is the largest of the Giant's only comes up to 57.5 top tube. Is that enough for a CX bike? I know that the same rules do not apply to CX bikes as they apply to road ones, as in you need something a bit more nimble for when you are off road but as I am going to be using the bike on the road a fair amount as well I was looking for other people's opinions.

Thank you!
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Commuting / Winter rides - Jamis Renegade Expert
Pootling / Offroad - All-City Macho Man Disc
Fast rides Cannondale SuperSix Ultegra

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  • ugo.santaluciaugo.santalucia Posts: 25,712
    Get a longer stem or don't get the Giant
  • gabriel959gabriel959 Posts: 4,227
    Get a longer stem or don't get the Giant

    Yes, that had already occurred to me. The reason for the Giant is that I can get it cheap (£800 ish) which is incredible value for that bike with decent brakes, a good groupset, and rack/mudguard mounts. It also leaves something spare for some handbuilts.
    x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x
    Commuting / Winter rides - Jamis Renegade Expert
    Pootling / Offroad - All-City Macho Man Disc
    Fast rides Cannondale SuperSix Ultegra
  • ugo.santaluciaugo.santalucia Posts: 25,712
    gabriel959 wrote:
    Get a longer stem or don't get the Giant

    Yes, that had already occurred to me. The reason for the Giant is that I can get it cheap (£800 ish) which is incredible value for that bike with decent brakes, a good groupset, and rack/mudguard mounts. It also leaves something spare for some handbuilts.

    It's 1 cm... how much difference is it going to make?
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