|Sizing Question--HELP Please??||ZenJones|
Jan 2, 2004 5:37 AM
|I am 5 feet 11 inches w/a 29 1/2 or 30 inseam and obviously a longer torso. I am thinking about picking up a Trek 520 for an everyday rider bike. It's used and a very good price but it's a small(17)frame. Trek's website says the 17 frame on a 520 has a standover height of 27.4 inches with a top tube length of 21.3 inches... my wife also has a small framed road bike and when I straddle it the top tube just touches my man onions...
any thoughts on this? Is the 520 just going to be too small for me?
|I would pass||aOldMan|
Jan 2, 2004 6:00 AM
|From Trek's geometry charts I would suggest that the bike is going to be too small for you.|
Jan 2, 2004 6:20 AM
|Are your pants 29 1/2" or is your inseam actually 29 1/2"? I wear 29 1/2 pants but my true inseam is closer to 30 1/2".|
|Top tube would be too short||bimini|
Jan 2, 2004 8:10 AM
|Even with a long stem your knees would be hitting your elbows. Wait for a better fitting frame to come along.|
|That inseam figure||jtolleson|
Jan 2, 2004 12:18 PM
|sounds like a pants inseam. I'm not quite 5'7" and my CYCLING inseam is longer.
Oh, and yes, the Trek will be way too small.
|Thanks everyone for your input, I'll pass on the bike :(||ZenJones|
Jan 2, 2004 12:54 PM
|Thanks again though.
And yes, that inseam measurement was my pants. My actual inseam is 30.5.