Aug 10, 2003 9:02 AM
|I have the opportunity to purchase a new 03' Trek 5500 triple for $2499 (DA). The problem is, it is a size 56 and my other road bikes are 54. I am 5'-10" with an inseam of 29" and my sleeeve length is 31". What problems will I have? I think the shortest stem is 90cm.|
Aug 10, 2003 9:45 AM
|How are your other road bikes measured? Trek measures to the top of the seat tube, which makes a 56cm about the same as other brands 54cm size, measured to the top of the top tube.
I doubt that your cycling inseam is 29 inches or 73.7cm. If it was that short, you couldn't standover an average 54cm frame, which has a 79cm standover height. Read up on fit measurments at www.cyfacusa.com. Cycling inseam is measured in bare feet to firm crotch contact, it's not your pant's inseam.
|The TT....||Rusty Coggs|
Aug 10, 2003 1:46 PM
|...on the trek 56 is 56.2cm,longer that that of any 54 I know of. Measure the TT length, and stem on your ride and decide on how short a stem you want to try and live with.|
Aug 10, 2003 2:48 PM
|The Trek is an oddball, vertically it has the 79cm standover of a typical 54cm c-t frame, but has a long top tube, more likely to be on a 56cm. The perfect thing for someone with a long torso.|| |