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5200 size question(6 posts)

5200 size questionprebles
Aug 8, 2003 6:00 PM
I'm 5'9.25" tall w an 83.2 inseam. Does a 56cm 5200 seem right? Its got TT=56.2, STA=73.5, standover=78.9. Am I correct to assume the 58cm with TT=57.2, STA=73, standover=80.7 is too large?

re: 5200 size questiondarkvapor
Aug 8, 2003 6:29 PM
Best thing to do is ride it and see if it fits. I was going to mail order a bike then decided to try the bikes out at the shop. I was really happy with the help from the shop. They let me ride several bike geometies and sizes. I eventually decided on a litespeed compact geometry in a medium from the local bike shop. I have a short inseam and long torso so the compact geometry allows me to ride more comfortably. I feel so much better on the new bike than my old smaller traditional frame. I felt so constrained while breathing with the old road bike.
Sounds about right...jtferraro
Aug 8, 2003 7:07 PM
I think I'm that exact same height, but have an 85cm cycling inseam. I'm on a 58cm TREK OCLV120 frame. You should also consider TT length in relation to your torso and stem selection.

Definitely test ridejtolleson
Aug 8, 2003 8:20 PM
That's a fair bit of standover, which isn't necessarily a problem except that when you raise the saddle for a proper amount of leg extension, those bars are going to seem pretty low. If you are one that can tolerate a fair amount of drop, then no problem, but for many I bet that's too much. That would be the one thing I'd check if I were you.
correct size...C-40
Aug 9, 2003 4:01 AM
If you've measured your inseam properly to hard crotch contact in bare feet, this would be the correct size. Trek top tubes are on the long side, which will work for your height. The 56cm Trek is comparable to other brands 54cm frames, measured center to top of top tube. Trek measures to the top of the seat tube which is an odd method.
re: 5200 size questionwookieontherun
Aug 9, 2003 7:42 AM
I think you are about right- I'm about the same mesurements and I ride a 56-- I was right inbetween a 54 and 56 and I ended up with a 56. Rethinking it now I would have gone to a 54, but I'm having no problems with my 56.