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Beginner And in need of a road bike!

SpeedtoolSpeedtool Posts: 4
edited October 2015 in Road beginners
Hello people at BikeRadar!
I am 6 foot 2 and in need of a bike with 61cm frame if any of you are able to tell me some brands and models it would be highly appriciated.

Thankyo very much for your help :)


  • dj58dj58 Posts: 2,193
    Giant Large & XLarge, Trek 60cm & 62cm, Cannondale 61cm, Specialized 61cm there will be more just do a search of the brand websites for the bikes that take your fancy.
  • andcpandcp Posts: 644
    Ah, if it were only that simple......
    Speedtool wrote:
    Hello people at BikeRadar!
    I am 6 foot 2 and in need of a bike with 61cm frame
    Are you sure you need a 61 cm frame - how have you established this?
    Also don't forget that bike manufacturers sizing will vary; a 61 cm frame from Cannondale will most likely have different size/shape/geometry to a 61 cm frame from Specialised. Geometry also varies by model. As always, go and try a load out and see what fits best. For what it's worth, I'm 6'2" with a 33" inside leg, my son is 6'3" with a 34" inside leg and we both ride 58 cm frames.
    "It must be true, it's on the internet" - Winston Churchill
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,667
    Go to a bike shop, sit on a few and take their advice on sizing and setup.

    If you are a beginner and are not wishing to go straight on to a 5 grand carbon bike with full dura ace etc then a sensible priced bike stocked by a LBS will be much of a muchness in geometry, kit and comfort.

    Just find what suites your needs and most of all is comfortable to ride.
  • As said sizing is only of any use when comparing the same frame model from the same manufacturer. Those who size as XS, S, M, L, XL are probably being more helpful as saying the frame is 61cm implies there's some sort of agreed standard, when there is not.
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