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Heeelllppp me pick a size(7 posts)

Heeelllppp me pick a sizestillridn
Oct 21, 2003 5:00 PM
Specialized doesnt make a 60cm Allez Comp for 04. The 61 was perfect in 03 but sold out. I have to chose between a 62 or 58. I am 6'3 with a 35" inseam and longish torso for height. I hate to get a 62 and have it be too big or too small with the 58. The 62 seems to have a long head tube and a very long 60.5 TT. I need help my LBC has no fitting system. You are it. Thank You
Oct 21, 2003 8:55 PM
If you can't fit what's on the market from Specialized, don't get a Specialized. Seriously.

But doublecheck that they are still measuring frames the same way. 6'3" and 35" inch inseam? No way will you fit the 58, and if the TT is wrong on the 62 then that's a mistake too.

Get to a decent LBS and get fully measured. Standover AND tt recommendations with an understanding of the correlating seat tube angle and head tube angle. There just ain't no other way.
I'm 6' with a 35" cycling inseam...BowWow
Oct 21, 2003 9:47 PM
...measured in bare feet with my back and heels against a wall, by sliding a large, skinny book (I used a 1/2" looseleaf notebook) up the wall as high into my crotch as I can and measuring where the top of the book hits the wall. Anyway, I owned an older Specialized Sirrus that was 58cm center to center, with a 58cm c-to-c top tube. I had a 120mm stem on it, and showed > 6" of seat tube. It fit me very well!

If your 35" inseam is measured the same way, I'd lean towards the 62. You would have a little less seatpost showing, and since your torso is longer than mine, the longer top tube should fit you pretty well.

Last word, ride before you buy!!!! I'll bet the 58 feels too small.

Good luck.
They make a 60!C-40
Oct 22, 2003 4:55 AM
According to the their website, Specialized does make a 60cm Allez comp in '04. The top tube is 3mm shorter than last year's 61cm and the head tube is 5mm shorter.

First of all, how do you know that the 61cm was "perfect"? Did you ride it extensively?

As for your concerns about the head tube and TT lengths on the 62, the head tube is 10mm longer and the TT is 11mm longer (than the 61). The head tube is not that long considering that it has an integrated headset. Bikes that use a conventional headset (like Colnago) would have an even longer head tube length with the headset included.

Do you know the exact handlebar height and stem length that you need, to validate your concerns? The 62cm would require one size shorter stem. With your long torso, this is unlikely to be a problem. The longer headtube may provide the opportunity to avoid the problem that the many riders on this forum seem to have - a big stack of ugly head tube spacers. I would not rule out the 62 as the best choice of size.
Called thEm today no 60 ! 58 is XL ,62 is XXLstillridn
Oct 22, 2003 5:41 PM
Do you want to buy mine?Dorf411
Oct 22, 2003 6:36 AM
Stillridn, perhaps I can help! I have a 61cm Allez Comp 27 w/full Ultegra and the frame is in the matte grey finish. I bought it in May/June and didn't ride it too much as I have a love for steel(long story). Anyway, it is in like new condition and I have been planning to sell it but have yet to list here or Ebay. If at all interested contact me at to work out the details. I too had a hard time in May, I actually wanted the all white Dura Ace 27spd model but it was sold out as well.

I liked the DV 03 colors, but love the 04 specs and RED!!Thanksstillridn
Oct 22, 2003 5:42 PM