Fits me?

Discussion in 'Road Cycling' started by JC SH, Sep 3, 2011.

  1. JC SH

    JC SH New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2011
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    I am about 5'8", with the inseam length 30".

    Does a road bike with 27" tires, 21" frame and 32" standover fit me?

    Thanks.
     
    Tags:


  2. todayilearned

    todayilearned New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2011
    Messages:
    15
    Likes Received:
    1
    You know how even if jeans have the same measurements they fit differently?

    Go try out the bike.
     
  3. OldGoat

    OldGoat New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2006
    Messages:
    390
    Likes Received:
    2
    Your measurements are close to mine. You most likely need a 53cm to 54cm road frame (52cm if a cyclocross frame) with 700c wheels. But frame geometry and personal preferences also enter the equation. Agree with prior poster--go and try out several bikes in the above size categories and find one you like.

    Road frames haven't been measured in inches for many years now. But a 700c wheel is fairly close in size to a 27" wheel.
     
  4. Myosmith

    Myosmith Member

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2011
    Messages:
    103
    Likes Received:
    7
    Do a standover test. If you don't have at least 1 to 2 inches between you and the top tube when standing flat footed in your regular shoes, it's too tall. You can sometimes get along just fine with a shorter bike depending on frame geometry and personal preference, but too tall is most often a problem.

    There is a lot more to fit than standover height, but if it fails that test, you don't have to go any further.
     
  5. JC SH

    JC SH New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2011
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    thanks for all the advices.

    I am new to this, any suggestion on bike models for newbie? I try not to spend too much on my first road bike in US.
    I am thinking to get one from ebay but that wouldn't allow me to try on the bike before purchase :(
     
  6. ambal

    ambal Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2010
    Messages:
    895
    Likes Received:
    32
    Are you comfortable? get a set up and fit at a bike shop, its money well spent.
     
Loading...