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First Road bike

Kwif007Kwif007 Posts: 39
edited March 2016 in Road beginners
Hi all,

I'm going to be getting my first Road bike at the end of April.

I am just under 6"5, have an inside leg of just under 34" and a negative arm span.

The bike I'm looking at is from wiggle so can't try before I buy unfortunately, just wondering if there was anyone who could validate that I'm not buying a completely unsuitable bike, the sizing guide seems to indicate the bike is fine, but I get a bit lost when it comes to understanding how my reach will affect it.

The bike I'm looking at is this

Any comments would be really appreciated :)


  • homers_doublehomers_double Posts: 7,845
    With odd sizes I'd reccomend buying from a shop and trying the fit first.
    Advocate of disc brakes.
  • kingrollokingrollo Posts: 3,197
    looks a reasonable bike.... although personally I would avoid mechnical disc brakes

    but I really would get yourself to a local shop or decathlon and swing your leg over a few, a lower spec bike that fits will be much more fun ....
  • Kwif007Kwif007 Posts: 39
    Thanks for the advice guys, what brakes do you recommend?
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