Hi Everyone,I have a question about bike fitting. I won a Trek 7000 that has 17.5 / 44.5 stamp on the seat tube which I know is the frame size in inches and cm. I'm 5'10" with 33 in / 82cm inseam, the charts say I need a bigger bike based on inseam but they seem to be based on bikes with a straight cross bar where as my bikes slopes down at an angle. I do have my seat and handle bar stems adjusted to their maximum height to fit my body but I feel comfortable riding, do I need a bigger bike?
With a sloping top tube it is more the reach (saddle to bars) that matters.
The seat hight is adjusted to suit the inseam.
If the bike is comfortable then no worries.
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Ye I thought it would be small. However some people like small bikes. I have seen riders with about a foot of seat stem showing while they looked like a grasshopper. I go the other way and like big bikes to stretch out on.
I got my neighbors bike and he is taller than me yet his bike was set up very tight. I moved the seat back and raised the bars. Now it fits me good.
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I rode bikes all the thru my mid-teens but consider myself a novice, back then any old bike would suffice.As I rode the trek 7000 I kept making adjustments,raised the seat till for proper extension, then the handlebars had to come up but even at max I'm still a little far forward.I'm looking at a 4300 & 4500 trek with a bigger frame, though I'm not considering hard trail riding I might want to wander off the beaten path now and then.