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HYBRI for the WIFE...SIZE????(5 posts)

HYBRI for the WIFE...SIZE????bear
Jun 2, 2001 1:48 PM
I am thinking about a hybri for the wife,,,she is only 5'2
Is a 14 in frame small enough??
You need to fit her to the individual bike.Spoke Wrench
Jun 3, 2001 10:01 AM
Sloping top tubes, suspension seat posts and adjustable stems combine to make hybred fitting an art form all it's own. This is particularly true for petite riders.

I'd concentrate on handlebar position relative to the seat. The way many hybred bikes are built and equipped, shorter women may find their handlebars near shoulder height. You'll want to avoid that.
You need to fit her to the individual bike.bear
Jun 3, 2001 6:26 PM
I was hoping to surprise her with the bike.. she is 5'2 and an inseam is 26 in.
thanks,
re: HYBRI for the WIFE...SIZE????Big D
Jun 4, 2001 7:19 AM
Bear,
I'm in the same boat as you. Please let me know if you find something that works. My wife is also 5'2" and she wants a road bike. The only bike I've found is one of the cheaper Trek's which has a 43 cm frame. It's OK but I'd like to find something with a little better component pkg.
re: HYBRI for the WIFE...SIZE????bear
Jun 4, 2001 5:38 PM
I am getting a hybred for the old lady with is more flexible to fit,,a road bike maybe you should go with inseam minus 10 in and convert to cm. far as i know only trek makes this small sizes but i am sure there are others