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HELP...Lemond Zurich Owners!!!(9 posts)

HELP...Lemond Zurich Owners!!!BMW
Jul 12, 2001 2:38 PM
I'm trying to figure out the exact size bike for myself.
I'm 6 feet tall, 32 inch inseam, relatively long arm reach.

What size 2001 Zurich would fit me best.

re: HELP...Lemond Zurich Owners!!!BQ
Jul 12, 2001 2:55 PM
Well, gee, I have one of those. Great bike, but I admit some bias.

My guess is either a 55 or a 57. I'm an inch shorter than you, apparently all of it in the inseam. Lemond top tubes run long. On other frames, I'm comfortable on a 56. On the Zurich, sometimes 55 seems a wee bit big.

These are just guesses, though. You should really get your LBS to help you determine the right size.
are you sure about that inseam?ET
Jul 12, 2001 3:04 PM
I'm 5'10" with a 33" inseam (84.2 cms). Are you measuring it tightly the Colorado Cyclist way? Check their web site to see how. The Zurichs are measured c-c, unlike many other bikes, meaning the size is really bigger compared to a bike measured one of the various c-t ways. The top tubes are relatively long. I ride a 57 with an 11 stem, another co-worker who is 5'11" with longer arms also rides a 57, with a 12 stem, but based on the way many are riding undersized bikes these days, a (nonexistent) 56 would've been fine also, amybe evben preferable (although I can't tell). My initial guess for you is a 59. Have you ridden any other bikes for comparative purposes? Also, the Lemond's seat tube angles are a bit slacker than most, which will alter your seat and reach. Do you know what STA is ideal for you? BTW, what's your weight? If it's on the higher side, you might flex the frame too much. These are considerations to think about before you commit to the Zurich.
Don't make fun of the freaks,TJeanloz
Jul 12, 2001 4:48 PM
I'm 6' with a 31" inseam. My bike has a long top tube. And a long stem. And I can barely stand over it.
I'm not. I just assumed it's more likely...ET
Jul 13, 2001 3:52 AM
that he didn't measure his inseam accurately than that he's a freak. :-)
Zurich SizeXeke
Jul 12, 2001 2:40 PM
Ditto the usual disclaimers: Any worthy LBS will fit you well, and your comfort level may vary from other riders of the same dimensions. Your mileage may vary and batteries are not included.

For quick and easy sizing assistance (not necessarily the most thorough):

The Zurich is longer with slacker angles than the more standard geometries these days. I'm 72" tall with 32" inseam, 170 lbs and otherwise of average dimensions. The 55 cm (c-c) Zurich fits me well. All the other rides in my garage are 57 cm (c-t).
57 or 55Johnrg
Jul 12, 2001 7:30 PM
I am 5'10.5 and inseam maybe 32 but had a older Zurich which was 57. Got a Victoire and it's a 55. Same exact fit but using stock stem on the 55 and seat is a better placement above top tube (57 I had used a shorter stem and straight post). Shorter wheelbase by a bit too on 55. I would say you fit both but 55 may be quicker handling. I use a straight Thomson seatpost and you could probably use the stock layback post.
re: HELP...Lemond Zurich Owners!!!notes_clp
Jul 13, 2001 4:04 AM
My inseam is around 29 inches at 5'7" and I ride a 51 zurich.

Make your LBS work with you, for that kind of $$ they should be willing to..
I'm your size--inseam & height--and ride a 57 (nm)Fred(notFred)
Jul 13, 2001 11:35 AM