|Sizing question: Very Tall||Kcpez|
Oct 26, 2001 2:36 PM
|I am a first time road bicycle buyer, but I am 6'7". I am looking for an entry level bicycle (so, essentially, I want to avoid a custom rig). I have visited bicycle shops in my town, but I want to do some of my own research. I need some guidance on what brands make models that would fit me. Thanks for the help in advance.|
Oct 26, 2001 3:07 PM
|I own a 62 cm Trek 5200. Nice long top tube. But I've also ridden a 60 cm that has a longer stem and seatpost, and it was just as comfortable.
Take stock bikes out for long spins before you buy.
Oct 26, 2001 5:55 PM
|Sorry to say, but at our heights, stock is pretty much the way to go for a decent fit.
Colnago and Tommasini make a big frame, but it is quite short, tt wise, so you might be scrunched up.
|re: Sizing question: Very Tall||Pjkad|
Oct 27, 2001 11:07 AM
|Cannondale makes a stock 66cm frame in their CAAD3 line. A dealer can order one for you (takes a while) and put together a decent bike for around $1500. I'm 6'5" and rode the Cannondale for years. Now switched to custom Ti which is the best for you but will be much more expensive.
Also Fuji has a stock 64cm with long top tube...that may be an option too. Independetn Fabrications (IF) also makes large stock sizes.
Oct 29, 2001 7:29 AM
|An entry level Specialized Allez in a 62cm should be big enough for you. Specialized bikes run quite large all the way through their line, and the 62 is as big a stock bike as I've ever seen.|
|6'4", and a 64cm Atlantis changed my life...||cory|
Oct 29, 2001 9:34 AM
|Depends on proportions, but my last two bikes, I let the LBS talk me into 62cm even though I knew better (they had them in stock; they gave me a deal...). I fiddled with stems and seatposts and every damn thing and thought I was comfortable--until I bought a 64cm Atlantis. The geometry is very similar to my old Trek tourer, but that extra couple of centimeters and some minor changes (higher bars, mainly) made a huge difference. I might have bought a 65 or even a 66 if Grant had them, but they jumped from 64 to 68 and that was TOO big.
At 6'7", before I bought anything I'd at least try a great big bike. I suspect you probably need a 66 or so, and they're hard to find except for customs.