Does top tube size matter?

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7/11/2015 12:24 PM
Edited Date/Time: 7/11/2015 12:25 PM

Im about 5'3, so from the charts ive seen online a TT size of around 20.5 would be good for me. But i saw a Fit i really like but the TT is 20.75. Would it be ok for me to get a TT of this size? How much difference is there in the way the bike feels? I want to be able to have good control of the bike. I cant test ride it since im going to be purchasing the bike online, so i guess i need to try and make a good estimate. Thats the only thing holding me back right now, i dont know what would be a good TT size for me height. Cause i dont want to get the Fit only to find out its to big or uncomfortable for me. Any help i can get with this would be great.

What TT size do you guys ride and how tall are you? Do you feel its to small? To big? Is it comfortable???? Any insight would be helpful. Thanks

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7/11/2015 1:37 PM

You should be good.

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7/11/2015 1:39 PM

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7/11/2015 3:58 PM
Edited Date/Time: 7/11/2015 3:58 PM

if your still growing get the 20.75tt

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7/11/2015 6:06 PM

Hey guys, I'm 5 10 and I don't have enough money to get a good bike so in stuck with a 20.25 tt and 8.5 bars. Do I NEED to get a new frame and bars or can I survive longer because I've been riding the bike for like 4 months

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7/11/2015 6:43 PM

You should be good I was riding a 20.5 here recently and I'm 6'3" it felt a little small but spacers and a topload made it feel a little better. It spun faster than my previous bikes 21" and 20.75 but they add pretty long chainstays.

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7/11/2015 7:19 PM

bmx eric wrote:

Hey guys, I'm 5 10 and I don't have enough money to get a good bike so in stuck with a 20.25 tt and 8.5 bars. Do I NEED to get ...more

I'm 5'8 and i was riding a 20in tt and I got hurt alot on it.. I say you dont need bigger bars but a new frame could be good for business.

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7/11/2015 9:17 PM

I'm 5'11 and ride a 19" top tube frame. It's all preferences

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7/11/2015 9:57 PM

I'm 5'7 riding a 21.25.

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7/12/2015 1:19 PM

Thank you

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7/12/2015 4:48 PM

I used to always swear by 20.75. But have ridden every size from 20.25 to 21. Which is fine. I now really like 21. It is lot more balanced and it helps my stance on the bike. 20.75 feels too little now.

Really my favorite is like 20.85 or so. It was just tight enough and just roomy enough to save my ass.

But ever since i stepped it up to 21, life has been good on it. It's really really nice on my back especially with the big bars that are cut and a top load. Over are the days of lower back pain. It's just great really.

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7/12/2015 8:11 PM

biggybuggy wrote:

I'm 5'7 riding a 21.25.

How does the bike feel??

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