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What Size Triathlon Bike Should I Buy? (Solved)

What’s the right TT bike size for me?

Rider Height Suggested Triathlon Frame Size
Feet & Inches Centimetres Frame Size (cm)
5’6″ – 5’9″ 168cm – 175cm 54cm 55cm
5’9″ – 6’0″ 175cm – 183cm 56cm – 58cm
6’0″ – 6’3″ 183cm – 191cm 58cm – 60cm

Should I size down for TT bike?

I would consider that only 1/2 to 1 size down for my height. If you think a size 56cm is “normal”. Yes the 52cm top tube bike is a little small.

Should tri bike be smaller than road bike?

For a good starting point, we’d recommend looking at a TT frame that has a reach roughly 2cm shorter than your road bike, which typically means going down a size. Typically road bikes are dolled out based on top tube length, which serves as a pretty reliable indicator of whether a frame will fit someone.

Is a 26 inch bike good for what height?

Bikes with 26-inch wheels are designed for people who are between a height of about five feet to the smaller end of six foot. If you’re taller than that, then your bike should have larger tires and more space in length (26 inch bikes generally don’t go much over 24 inches).

How do I know what size bike to buy?

To find the correct sized bike you will need to measure your height and your inside leg. For your height, stand against a wall and mark the wall with a pencil so it’s level with the top of your head. Then measure from the ground up to the mark (having someone to help might make this easier).

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How do you sit on a tri saddle?

Position in aero on a Tri bike is more up and forward over the front of the bike but DON’T start upright on the back of the saddle and slide forward. You’ll squish and shear your vulva.

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