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Cannondale size?? 58cm or 60cm, Help(7 posts)

Cannondale size?? 58cm or 60cm, HelpOkiBama
Jun 21, 2003 5:32 PM

I am 6'2" / 200lbs and want to buy a Cannondale bike. Which size would be better for me? 58CM or 60CM??

re: Cannondale size?? 58cm or 60cm, Helpgeeker
Jun 21, 2003 5:41 PM
Probably 60. I'm 6'2.5, and would ride a 60 (legs long enough for 63, but short torso). Cannondales measure c of bb to top of tt, so 60 is around 58-58.5 c-to-c.

Can you test ride? The local Cannondale dealer I talked to will try out the fit on a size cycle if there are no bikes in stock.
re: Cannondale size?? 58cm or 60cm, HelpAkirasho
Jun 21, 2003 6:09 PM
... I'm 6'2" as well, but we need a bit more info... do you know your cycling inseam?

I've got long legs, short torso and long arms... so I'm able to fit most road 'Dales 'tween 58-69cm with variations in stem length...

58cm R2.8 with 140mm stem

60cm R2.8 with 130mm stem

58cm CAAD3 with 140mm stem

60cm CAAD5 with 130mm stem

... ok, mostly the images are to show off my 'Dales, but you still get my drift... get your anthromorphic measurments from a fit session (either your own or from a shop). Chances are, you could fit either... but fit measurments might tilt better towards another...

Be the bike.
re: Cannondale size?? 58cm or 60cm, Helpclintb
Jun 21, 2003 9:49 PM
Wow, that's funny! I thought I'd never see someone with the same 2.8 in purple like mine. Even the same size, both frame and stem! How's that for coincidence? What's your inseam, Akirasho?
... it must have been a popular color...Akirasho
Jun 21, 2003 11:50 PM
... inseam is 37"...

I see them occasionally... perhaps I pay more attention because of the similarity.

I bought the complete bike (odd gruppo mix of Sachs, Suntour and Shimano... cro moly fork) out of the back of an LBS (it was a new frame/fork (withoug a model designation) that had been built up for a customer who never returned). Stripped it of parts, and built it up per my dream (basically full Ultegra 9 with one of the old Kestrel EMS forks).

With Spox wheels, it's comfy enough for me while remaining laterally stiff.

Be the bike.
not enough info...C-40
Jun 22, 2003 4:36 AM
Your cycling inseam is critical to selecting the proper size. Measure from the floor to firm crotch contact in bare feet.

A bike with a horizontal top tube makes a good measuring tool. Block up the wheels until the TT places saddle-like pressure in the crotch. The distance from floor to the top of the top tube is your cycling inseam.

The standover height of the frame should be 3-5cm less than your inseam. Long legged, tall riders might have a bit more standover clearance. Shorter legged, long torso riders may have only 3cm of clearance.

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Frame available in 59cm! (nm)mja
Jun 22, 2003 4:43 AM