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Anyone Ride A Lemond Zurich in a 55cm or 57cm?(8 posts)

Anyone Ride A Lemond Zurich in a 55cm or 57cm?ADKBiker
Apr 22, 2002 10:25 AM
I'm not sure what size is correct for me. I tried the 55cm Zurich. I fit good on a 57cm Bianchi. The LBS told me that Lemonds run big and that the 55cm is equivalent to a 57cm bike. Now I Know that all bikes are different and that I should test both sizes but the LBS has only 55cm. I am 5' 11.5" with a 32.5" inseam.

If there are any riders that use a 55cm or 57cm can you tell me your measurements? Is the bike comfortable in this measurement? Thanks!
re: Anyone Ride A Lemond Zurich in a 55cm or 57cm?robbz27
Apr 22, 2002 11:57 AM
Not that this will help, but I'll give it a try. I'm in the same predicament.

I'm almost your exact measurements, and the 55 felt like a good fit. However, my friend has a Tete in a 57 and it felt good as well. However, he had modified his to fit differently. He has a seatpost with no setback on it and a different length stem (I want to say shorter). Obviously small changes can always be made to a bike in order to customize the fit.

That having been said, the main difference you will notice in the bikes is how much room you have over the TT. I'm sure people will disagree with me to a certain extent on that one though.

Good luck
BewareCrankist
Apr 22, 2002 12:07 PM
someone using the same handle as you asked very similar questions just a few days ago.
http://forums.consumerreview.com/crforum?viewall@@.efa3fcd
Mike
5'10.5" 31" inch midseam --> 55" ZurichSingleThreaded
Apr 22, 2002 12:53 PM
I too, test rode a 57" 2000 Bianci Boron (straight top tube) and 57 inch 2001 Daytona, but my Zurich is 55" and fits the way I like it. The Bianchi did also. Once again, I'm 5'10.5" 31" inch inseam and shrinking at 37 years of age. I test rode the 2001 Zurich, but ordered the 2002 back in October. The stem length on the 2002, if I recall correctly was 10mm different one way or the other.

Don't let anyone kid you about the Zurich being just a long distance machine, this baby can fly.
5'10.5" 31" inch midseam --> 55" Zurichgarhead
Apr 22, 2002 1:38 PM
I'm also 5'11 & ride a 55CM. Lemonds are cut a bit different than "normal" & fit better for those with longer femur(sp) bones.
re: Anyone Ride A Lemond Zurich in a 55cm or 57cm?totrod
Apr 22, 2002 2:40 PM
I ride a LeMond Maillot Jaune - same frame. Mine is 57cm and I'm 5'-11.5" with 34" inseam. My previous ride was a LeMond Tourmalet, similar geometry, in 55cm. The Tourmalet was a little too small for me as I always felt like I was too close to the bars.

Hope this helps!
re: Anyone Ride A Lemond Zurich in a 55cm or 57cm?dsc
Apr 22, 2002 2:40 PM
dsc "Question on a Lemond Zurich!" 4/18/02 11:20pm
re: Anyone Ride A Lemond Zurich in a 55cm or 57cm?Bacco
Apr 22, 2002 4:52 PM
I'm 6'0", wear 32 inch inseam pants and 34/35 inch shirt sleeves. I tried the 57 and 59 cm Zurichs and definitely felt better on the 59 cm. I previously rode a 58 cm Trek 2120 which felt small, so I had to put a longer stem on it. Maybe my upper body and arms are longer than yours, thus the 59 cm fits me better. Bike sizing is dependent on so many factors it's hard to say what is right for any one person. It depends on not only on your physical measurement, but also on your flexibility and strength, the type riding you normally do, and many other hard to quantify factors. Look at any pro bike race and you will see riders on frames that certainly weren't selected using "standard" fit methods. Good luck in your quest to find the right frame size for you.