What size frame (road bike) should I buy?

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by mflores31, Mar 15, 2014.

  1. mflores31

    mflores31 New Member

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    I'm about 5'11'' and don't know a whole lot about bikes, so was hoping someone could help me out
    also would greatly appreciate any suggestions on any specific one I should get (nothing fancy, I'm just an semi-avid cyclist)
     
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  2. dabac

    dabac Well-Known Member

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    There are several on-line calculators available that does a better job than merely looking at your overall height. You'll have to do a search, i don't have the links available on this device. Wrenchscience or so I think was one of them. It's fairly important to get drop- or flat bar bike right, as converting from one to the other can be a lot more hassle than you might think. I don't have much preference as such when it comes to brands, particularly for whole bikes. Shimano stuff is often less expensive and easier to get hold of than Campagnolo stuff. Not all people can make good use of a drop bar, while anyone can find a flat bar bike useful.
     
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    oldbobcat Well-Known Member

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    Most likely a 56 or 57. In Giant parlance, that would be a ML (medium-large).
     
  4. leroy1010

    leroy1010 New Member

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    5'11" ≈ 1.8M So 56cm or 57cm is the best choice , size guide
     
  5. christoph02

    christoph02 New Member

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    If you go to a good bike shop they should fit you on one thats the right size for you. it takes like maybe 10 mins. I would say do that rather then just guessing.
     
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