- Genesis Day One Sizing Advice…
Morning all, I’m looking for a steel single speed for no other reason than i miss having just one gear. I’ve been looking for a Pompino for a while but nothing suitable has come up, so I’ve looked further afield and quite like the Day One. I’m 176cm (5’9ish) so top end medium/bottom end large in terms of frame sizing.
Has anyone got one who is around my height, and if so which size did you go for? I’d really appreciate the advice, ta.Posted 2 months agorsl1Member
I got a large from biketart (good deals a few months ago) I’m 185cm and would say the large is a bit of a gate. At 176 I think you might struggle – I’m at the limits of my reach really, although I was used to a smaller nippy vapour prior to that.
2 thoughts, if you live somewhere flat, allow price for changing ratios. It’s ideally geared to get up occasional steep hill but 30mph is a pipe dream. Also the head angle is pretty slack so it’s not particularly nippy. The mudguards are awesome though, front reaches right to the floor so even feet stay dryPosted 2 months agokazafazaMember
I’m 6’2″ with shorty legs and lots of torso and I’ve had the Reynolds 520 version in 58cm which was a good fit, and then the 2016(?) Decade version in Large which was great if a tad too small and then swapped to the X-Large which was a bit of a gate.Posted 2 months ago
I would definitelly advice against the Large for someone at 5’9″ – it’s easier to make small bike bigger than the other way round.
Awesome, thanks all I really appreciate it. I was erring on the side of sizing down, as I generally tend to do, and that’s confirmed it.
Generally how do you like the Day One? The spec looks pretty good but for the cup and cone hubs. I have a weird thing about them, probably irrationally.Posted 2 months ago
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