Road Bike Sizing?

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by DJSucab, Feb 6, 2004.

  1. DJSucab

    DJSucab New Member

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    Which is worse?

    Getting a road bike that is a little small or getting a road bike that is a little big?

    I am 5'8" and can't decide to get a 54cm or 56 cm bike. I am looking to start racing in triathlons.
     
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  2. xc_gumby

    xc_gumby New Member

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    I reckon 6 of one half a dozen of the other. Frame size within +/- 10mm can fit properly by selecting bars/stem etc...

    If you go smaller, then the stem will be longer which might give you less twitchy steering (conversly, you might want a shorter stem & more direct steering).

    The other consideration is that in a time trial set up, you'll be sitting further forward & specific time trial bikes have very short chainstays.

    I think I've convinced myself you should be on a smaller frame...
     
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