Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Sat Dec 10, 2016 6:42 am

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 9 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Cross-Bike Sizing
PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2008 10:35 pm 
Old School Grand Master
Old School Grand Master

Joined: Thu Jan 25, 2007 9:37 am
Posts: 4916
So, despite being a lanky so and so i prefer my mountain bikes a touch smaller than the manufacturers recommend for my height.

I actually find a Kona size 20 perfect as despite being the largest Kona size, it comes up a fraction smaller than most manufacturers biggest offering which is typically a 21" seat-tube.

So, on a MTB i generally like a 19/20" seat tube with a 23" top-tube (as opposed to 21" and 24").

When sizing a cross bike, can i follow the same rules? With a road bike i'd probably go for a 61, but i just wonder if i'd be more comfortable on a 58 crosser.

Before you all say go ride one, i'm wondering what your experiences are.

Cheers.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Cross-Bike Sizing
PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2008 10:49 pm 
Retro Guru

Joined: Thu Jan 04, 2007 11:51 pm
Posts: 321
Tallpaul wrote:
So, despite being a lanky so and so i prefer my mountain bikes a touch smaller than the manufacturers recommend for my height.

I actually find a Kona size 20 perfect as despite being the largest Kona size, it comes up a fraction smaller than most manufacturers biggest offering which is typically a 21" seat-tube.

So, on a MTB i generally like a 19/20" seat tube with a 23" top-tube (as opposed to 21" and 24").

When sizing a cross bike, can i follow the same rules? With a road bike i'd probably go for a 61, but i just wonder if i'd be more comfortable on a 58 crosser.

Before you all say go ride one, i'm wondering what your experiences are.

Cheers.


1 cm smaller than your road frame is a general rule


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Cross-Bike Sizing
PostPosted: Fri Oct 03, 2008 6:46 am 
98+ BoTM Winner / Gold Trader
98+ BoTM Winner / Gold Trader
User avatar

Joined: Tue Feb 14, 2006 9:58 pm
Posts: 3520
Location: the Netherlands
Tallpaul wrote:
So, despite being a lanky so and so i prefer my mountain bikes a touch smaller than the manufacturers recommend for my height.

I actually find a Kona size 20 perfect as despite being the largest Kona size, it comes up a fraction smaller than most manufacturers biggest offering which is typically a 21" seat-tube.

So, on a MTB i generally like a 19/20" seat tube with a 23" top-tube (as opposed to 21" and 24").

When sizing a cross bike, can i follow the same rules? With a road bike i'd probably go for a 61, but i just wonder if i'd be more comfortable on a 58 crosser.

Before you all say go ride one, i'm wondering what your experiences are.

Cheers.


Yeah 58cm will do :wink:

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=41240

Seriously though, I tend to ride the same kinda sizes and I'm 1.97 meter


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Cross-Bike Sizing
PostPosted: Fri Oct 03, 2008 8:26 am 
Old School Grand Master
Old School Grand Master

Joined: Thu Jan 25, 2007 9:37 am
Posts: 4916
yo-eddy wrote:
Yeah 58cm will do :wink:

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=41240

Seriously though, I tend to ride the same kinda sizes and I'm 1.97 meter


:lol: She's a beauty but alas this purchase will be way more modern - in fact a 2008 Specialized :oops:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Cross-Bike Sizing
PostPosted: Fri Oct 03, 2008 8:46 am 
98+ BoTM Winner / Gold Trader
98+ BoTM Winner / Gold Trader
User avatar

Joined: Tue Feb 14, 2006 9:58 pm
Posts: 3520
Location: the Netherlands
Tallpaul wrote:
yo-eddy wrote:
Yeah 58cm will do :wink:

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=41240

Seriously though, I tend to ride the same kinda sizes and I'm 1.97 meter


:lol: She's a beauty but alas this purchase will be way more modern - in fact a 2008 Specialized :oops:


shame on you :lol: .. enjoy the ride!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Oct 03, 2008 8:50 am 
Old School Grand Master
Old School Grand Master

Joined: Thu Jan 25, 2007 9:37 am
Posts: 4916
This one in fact:

http://www.leisurewheels.co.uk/products ... 1b0s6p3320


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Oct 03, 2008 9:11 am 
98+ BoTM Winner / Gold Trader
98+ BoTM Winner / Gold Trader
User avatar

Joined: Tue Feb 14, 2006 9:58 pm
Posts: 3520
Location: the Netherlands
Tallpaul wrote:


looks sweet, good price me thinks :D


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Oct 03, 2008 9:18 am 
Old School Grand Master
Old School Grand Master

Joined: Thu Jan 25, 2007 9:37 am
Posts: 4916
Also looking at this one, as i have plenty of off-road bikes so not convinced a crosser would ever leave tarmac:

http://www.leisurewheels.co.uk/products ... 1b0s6p3290


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Oct 04, 2008 1:41 pm 
Old School Grand Master
Old School Grand Master

Joined: Thu Jan 25, 2007 9:37 am
Posts: 4916
I've ordered a road bike :oops:


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 9 posts ] 

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 71 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

About Us

Follow Retrobike

Other cool stuff

All content © 2005-2015 Retrobike unless otherwise stated.
Cookies Policy.
bikedeals - the best bike deals in one place
FatCOGS - Fat Chance Owner's Group

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group