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Bike Sizing(4 posts)

Bike Sizingoak1
May 15, 2003 6:01 AM
What is the best Bike sizing method I have long inseam but short torso how do I fit on bike properly inseam says 56 bike I think 54 will fit properly any suggestions
On-line fitting guidespitt83
May 15, 2003 6:11 AM
www.coloradocyclist.com
www.wrenchscience.com

Both are close to what you'll get with a professional fitting system. If you're buying from an LBS, they should be able to do professional fitting and deduct that cost when you buy.
On-line fitting guidesgeeker
May 15, 2003 6:44 AM
www.competitivecyclist.com now has one, too. I played around with it, and it seems pretty good. Uses femur length, unlike some. I liked it better than the wrenchscience or coloradocyclist ones. Cyfac USA's site also gets mentioned on this forum, but I haven't tried it.[Disclaimer: no affiliation with any of the sites named, etc.]
re: Bike Sizingridingthegyro
May 16, 2003 1:55 AM
I think smaller frames tends to be better balanced because of lower center of gravity and better weight distribution between the two wheels while riding. Most pros seem to go for a smaller size, if you look at the amount of seat post showing on their bikes.