- Road bike size for 6 footer
Could be anything from a 53 to 59 or M, L or XL.
So many variables in manufactures, ways of measuring, stem length, head tube, seat angle, flexibility, arm length, torso length, leg length etc etc.
Anecdotal sizing as a guide is pissing in the wind, unless you have a knowledgeable opinion from another road cyclist or good shop staff it’s a lottery getting the correct fit if you or the people you are buying the bike from know nothing about bike fit.Posted 5 years ago
Look at the online guides and take a punt, with a bit of luck you can make it fit. 🙄
Anecdotal sizing as a guide is pissing in the wind, unless you have a knowledgeable opinion from another road cyclist or good shop staff it’s a lottery getting the correct fit if you or the people you are buying the bike from know nothing about bike fit.
Yep totally agree with that but I’ve had such a wide range of suggestions now that it’s hard to know what’s right.
Certainly sounds like i should be on a 57 ish frame so I think the other riders i chatted to in the shop did a better job than the staff and the online thingys! thanks all.Posted 5 years ago
Roughly what size road bike should a six foot tall newbie buy?
I’ve been and sat on some but they all felt weird/uncomfortable (probably ‘cos I’m used to my mountain bike).
Anyway, the Competitive Cyclist calculator came out at 51-52 (race) and 54-55 (comfort). However the people in shop were trying to get me to buy a 58-60 sized bike which seems like quite a jump.
The ones I’m looking at are the cheaper Tribans from Decathlon, etc.
taPosted 5 years agoJolly Green GiantMember
I`m 6ft.I used to ride a 58cm Trek 1200 which was a tad too big.I tried a 56 when I bought it and that felt a tad too small.A 56cm Specialized feels right,but so does a 57cm Bianchi.
I`m ow riding a m/l Giant Defy and that feels perfect.
Moral of story,try lots of bikes!Posted 5 years agomeehajaMember
6’1 here. 34 inch leg, short arms, big feet (winning smile, slighlty ginger) My traditional road bike was was a 61 and a bit too much of a stretch. 56 CX bike and 56 track bike are both spot on for a mountain bike rider as they are not too stretched out. 58 better for a more racey ride. Now riding a Medium Giant TCR, which has loads of setpost out (seems weird to me) but length is perfect.Posted 5 years agojamesoSubscriber
Look up reach and stack figures if available – not that you need a particlar dimension to be ‘right’, just a useful way of comparing different brands for fit. You can have a 53cm with the same reach and stack as a 59cm, as long as the seat can hit the right point for you to be balanced when seated and the R+S works, all’s good. You can also adjust to different set ups if it’s not for pro-level output stuff so fit advise should work more with how you ride rather than a measuring system.Posted 5 years ago
Got it! 😀
Went with a 60cm Triban 3 in the end, 57 would have worked too but kept feeling my knees were a bit close to the drops when standing. 55 was much, much too small.
Bike feels like a quality item, in terms of paint, welds and so on it actually looks a lot better than a UK boutique mountain bike frame I paid over £1k for. Just superb for £300.
Now I have to start wearing down Mrs Claus to let me out on it before Christmas morning…
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