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    Default Beginner to cycling world. Need clarification in Bike Size

    Hi friends,

    Hi, Im looking to take on cycling everyday to burn calories instead of joining in Gym. My budget is 25K and zeroed in on BTWIN triban 100. Problem is im buying it online and not sure about Whether to choose M size or L size bike because i dont know which part of the bike dimension varies according to the size. Im 5'8 and 70Kg at 26 age. Also im from remote village situated 350km away from decathlon store in chennai. Please advise me. Thanks in advance. Cheers!!


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    Default Re: Beginner to cycling world. Need clarification in Bike Size

    As on the other thread:

    At 5'8" you should fit an M sized bike. But bike sizing varies from person to person. And your best bet would be to travel down one day to Chennai, check out the Decathlon store and buy it after taking a test ride. I know that requires more effort, but it will be worth it i am sure


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    Default Re: Beginner to cycling world. Need clarification in Bike Size

    To get a perfect measure, you'll need to measure your inseam length and match it to the bike.
    At 5'8'', if you've got long legs, you might well fit the "L" size.

    There are other parameters too for getting an accurate measure, but those things are adjustable. The inseam length matters most. Make sure you buy the right size... it's critical, trust me!

    More info:

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    Default Re: Beginner to cycling world. Need clarification in Bike Size

    Thanks for the guidance guys.. really appreciate it. Bought M size. Im rookie in road cycling and hoping to have good time in cycling. cheers!!

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    Default Re: Beginner to cycling world. Need clarification in Bike Size

    Quote Originally Posted by raghavtlwr View Post
    To get a perfect measure, you'll need to measure your inseam length and match it to the bike.
    At 5'8'', if you've got long legs, you might well fit the "L" size.

    There are other parameters too for getting an accurate measure, but those things are adjustable. The inseam length matters most. Make sure you buy the right size... it's critical, trust me!

    More info:


    This is quite interesting. I wish I had seen this a few days earlier.
    I bought a second hand Montra and do face a bit of issue on my back after some time of riding. But I also have just started off with cycling, so new to it.

    If I get regular with this, I will buy a new one and will surely keep this video in my mind.

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