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Newbie questions - will this bike in a 61 cm size fit me - 34" inseam, 6'3.5"? Is this an acceptable bike for century riding - mainly will be doing 25 to 50 mile rides with some good climbs?

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Zig said:
Newbie questions - will this bike in a 61 cm size fit me - 34" inseam, 6'3.5"? Is this an acceptable bike for century riding - mainly will be doing 25 to 50 mile rides with some good climbs?

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Don't get your fit advise here. There have been some recent threads recommending different online fit calculators. Start there and at very least figure out which body measurements you need to take. Pant inseams don't really provide the information you need. You can also call Randall Scott Cycles and talk to them. All that said, a 59 - 61 would be a good guess for someone you size. Bikes are measure different so it is hard to say.

As far as the bike goes there have not been many reviews of any of the Tomasso bikes but there is no reason to think they would not be very good quality. That level bike would be more than adequate for the riding you describe.

Good luck and please let us know how the purchase goes.
 

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Lifelover said:
Don't get your fit advise here. There have been some recent threads recommending different online fit calculators. Start there and at very least figure out which body measurements you need to take. Pant inseams don't really provide the information you need. You can also call Randall Scott Cycles and talk to them. All that said, a 59 - 61 would be a good guess for someone you size. Bikes are measure different so it is hard to say.

As far as the bike goes there have not been many reviews of any of the Tomasso bikes but there is no reason to think they would not be very good quality. That level bike would be more than adequate for the riding you describe.

Good luck and please let us know how the purchase goes.

Still nervous of ordering online being a newbie roadie. Heck, if it were a MTB, I'd know what to do. Not sure if a 105 equiped bike from a LBS for same price is the way to go compared to a seemingly well Ultegra equiped Tommaso from RScycle. If things go wrong with an oline order - support cannot be the same. Is, perhaps, less components, worth local service???
 

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Still nervous of ordering online being a newbie roadie. Heck, if it were a MTB, I'd know what to do. Not sure if a 105 equiped bike from a LBS for same price is the way to go compared to a seemingly well Ultegra equiped Tommaso from RScycle. If things go wrong with an oline order - support cannot be the same. Is, perhaps, less components, worth local service???
If you are not sure, Yes IMHO, 105 are decent components, some high end racers may not like them but they work fine......especially for what you are planning on doing. IMHO, they are as good as Ultegra. I know someone will disagree with me, but thats my .02 cents.
 
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