Roubaix bike fit advice
I have been in this situation (different bike) and opted for the 58 but always regretted it. I’ve since changed to a really short stem and moved saddle more forward than I would like. I think it would have been easier to make more room on a 56 frame than trying to ‘shrink a 58.Posted 4 years agopaulevansMember
Oh great STW collective, your guidance is needed.
I’m toying with the idea of getting a Specialized Roubaix to replace my Boardman Team Carbon. Reason for the change is down to not being able to get comfy on the Boardman.
So, what size should I get? I’m 6′ dead and of average proportions. I clambered aboard a 56cm at my lbs but they reckon a 58cm would be better due to the longer headtube. My concern though is that with the 58 there wasn’t a great deal of stand over height.
So please, your recommendations.Posted 4 years agoRamsey NeilMember
6ft here with a 33 inside leg . Riding a 58cm Roubaix , tried a 56 but the 58 just felt better , I felt more in it than on it . There is a reasonable stand over for me with the 58 as it’s a compact frame but I don’t see why not having a lot of stand over height on a road bike should be an issue . Great bike by the way , I love it to bits .Posted 4 years agoTiRedMember
What size is your Boardman, Large I guess? |A mediume would be too small for someone of 6 ft.
I’d go with a 56 and a longer stem. Or a M/L Defy.
Set the saddle height (25-30 bend of knee at bottom of stoke). Set saddle fore and aft with knee over pedal at 90 degrees. Only then look at reach forward. Put your hands on the hoods and bend over. Angle of the elbow should be just over 90 degrees, regardless of height of bars.Posted 4 years agoedhornbySubscriber
if you can’t get comfy on the boardman – do you like it enough to keep it if it did fit you? is it worth going to a bike shop where you can pay for a proper bike fit?
I’m guessing you’ve tried flipping the stem and spacers to bring the bars up? the other thing is to move the seat back – sounds counterintuitive but this will take the weight onto the back wheel and off the hands
cadencesport – the man who works there knows what he is talking about if you want a proper jobPosted 4 years ago
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