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Is my bike too big for me? Im 510" man and I bought 22.5

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Is my bike too big for me? I'm 5'10" man and I bought 22.5 inch road bike. When I straddle the bike, I have about 1/2 inch clearance between my umentionables and the horizontal bar across. Is this too big for me? Do a run the risk of hurting myself on this bike? I haven't taken it out yet, I'm a little nervous. Thanks!
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: General
Expert:  kooleraid replied 4 years ago.

kooleraid :

Hello!

kooleraid :

Let me read through your question and I'll get back to you momentarily

Customer:

ok, thanks, XXXXX XXXXX say straddle my two feet are flat on the floor standing

Customer:

I'm also a biking beginner, last bike I owned was a bmx bike 10 -15 years ago

kooleraid :

I understand - so you are comfortable with the bike style you chose - road bike?

Customer:

yeah, i plan to ride on roads in the city

Customer:

shoot i have to pop into a meeting

kooleraid :

OK then let's talk sizing

Customer:

can I get you back in about an hour?

kooleraid :

thats ok I'll convert this to Q&A and you can reply back to it if you have furthe questions

Customer:

or you can respond with what you think is best

Customer:

ok perfect, thanks!

Expert:  kooleraid replied 4 years ago.
Knowing your height and inseam measurements is key to determining what size frame will be most comfortable for you. Between height and inseam, inseam is the more important measurement.

Based on standard measurements for example and knowing that you are 5'10", your recommended road bike sizes would be as follows depending on what your Inseam Length is:

Height; Inseam Length => Bike Frame Size should be
5'6" - 5'9"; 29.5" - 31" => 54 - 56 cm or 21.26 - 22.05 in
5'8" - 5'11"; 30.5" - 32" => 56 - 58 cm or 22.05 - 22.83 in
5'10" - 6'1"; 31.5" - 33" => 58 - 60 cm or 22.83 - 23.62 in
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Customer: replied 4 years ago.
So based on your measurement table and based on what I see when I straddle the bike, I have about 1/2 inch clearance between my umentionables and the horizontal bar across. In your opinion, is this acceptable clearance for safe riding? Let me know your thoughts in your expert opinion. Thanks!
Expert:  kooleraid replied 4 years ago.
Yes, that would basically put you right in between - not too high, not too low as far as the frame size is concerned...

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