|Sizing for Giant TCR frame.....Help||cycleforever|
Aug 14, 2002 6:25 PM
|I have a dilemma maybe someone can help me with I'm not sure which frame size I need. I'm 5'9" with an 80cm inseam, 64cm torso and my over all reach is 65cm. On the Giant website if I go with the small the stem length would be 108-120mm or the med frame it would be 88-105. I've always heard that a longer stem will handle better than a shorter one. A couple years ago I was fitted for a medium TCR with a 90mm stem which I felt was just to short.
|re: Sizing for Giant TCR frame.....Help||Xoc|
Aug 14, 2002 6:28 PM
|Sounds like you've answered your own question. Get the Small. A short stem is going to make the bike twitchy.|
|So if someone who's 5'9" needs a small...||TomS|
Aug 15, 2002 6:00 AM
|do they even sell any larges? Maybe just to the NBA?
I'm just under 5'7" and I'm not sure if I would go with a small or medium, of course I haven't test ridden either yet so I definitely need to do that before I even decide if I like the bike as much as I think I would.
|5' 7" ====> small only..... nm||JohnG|
Aug 15, 2002 7:13 AM
|go test ride||gtx|
Aug 15, 2002 6:42 AM
|see for yourself. My guess is that a Small will be too small for you. A shorter stem will just make the bike handle a tad quicker. If you feel like you are between sizes look at other bikes.|
|someone else said this, but you need a test ride.||weiwentg|
Aug 15, 2002 8:35 AM
|I personally do not consider a 100mm stem to be 'too short'. I would test ride the medium first. I ride a small, and am 5'3". you might look odd on a small,but hey, if it fits...|
|re: Sizing for Giant TCR frame.....Help||aliensporebomb|
Aug 15, 2002 10:25 AM
|Definetely a test ride is in order.
I'm 5'7" but not normally proportioned it seems - my
torso is tall and my legs are short.
I'll have to measure inseam someday, it's been years since
I last did that and don't honestly remember.
All I know is I saw on the small that was at my LBS and I
was like "....wow...." since it was a perfect fit. The bars were a little on the low side but liveable.
I did have them flip the stem so that the bars were raised and that was about perfect.
Now 303 miles later I see I made the right decision.
You being taller than I am might be cause for adjustments (i.e. taller seatpost? longer/shorter stem?).