How to determine a road bike frame?

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  1. Walker

    Walker New Member

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    I'm starting to become a road bike rider, and I'd like to know how can I make the calculation that let me knowing which better size will be to me? I have 1.80m or 5' 9".
     
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  2. devinci_freak

    devinci_freak New Member

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    it depends whether it is compact road or not
     
  3. mtcolo

    mtcolo New Member

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    Roughly based on your heigh without knowing your inseam and other measurements a 56 cm is probably about right for a traditional road bike or a medium compact frame. The best way is to take different measuremensts and calculate about frame size, saddle height etc. Hinault & Lemond both have a VERY precise system that still works today and can be found in their respective books. Provided they are still in print... or they could be found as a deal on eBay.
     
  4. drewjc

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    without deliberately trying to be annoying......5'9" is closer to 1.75m as opposed to 1.8m which u have said. I was going to offer my opinion in that i ride a 57cm and am 1.8m tall but this also depends on how the manufacturer measures the size.....a medium size compact frame should be a good fit for u.
     
  5. BugMan

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    U really need to ride the frames U are considering to know for sure. I am 176 cm (5'9½") and ride a 54 cm frame (Kestrel), but some other brand might be different.
     
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