looking for help in bike sizing

Discussion in 'Mountain Bikes' started by John2364, May 27, 2003.

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    I know bikes range in size a lot, but I am just sor of looking for an average size or mabey a range
    to stay within. I am 5,9 and have a 30.5 inseam. any help would be cool thanks.
     
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    > I know bikes range in size a lot, but I am just sor of looking for an average size or mabey a
    > range to stay within. I am 5,9 and have a 30.5 inseam. any help would be cool thanks.

    Hi John,

    Unfortunately, there really isn't a "universal" method that bike manufacturers use to size their
    bikes. For example, that's why you see some bike models offered in say 14, 16, 18, 20, and 22"
    sizes, where another model may only be offered in 13.5, 15, 17, 19.5, etc. Manufacturers may measure
    the length of the seat tube in a different manner, yielding different notations for the sizes.

    In any sense, going by your height and inseam measurements provided, I'd say that you would probably
    fall into the 17-18" frame size, or 54-56cm. Also, keep in mind that one model may fit you a bit
    better than another, so definitely try out a few different bikes before making your purchase.

    Best of luck!

    Steve Beheler www.spokesetc.com
     
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