Giant sizing

Giant sizing

Postby Ross » Wed Aug 29, 2012 10:14 am

Giant are having a test ride day soon and I need to book a place and tell them what size (road) bike I require. I ride a 56cm in other brands but Giant only list M/L or L. Should I go L?
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Re: Giant sizing

Postby Ross » Wed Aug 29, 2012 12:14 pm

I ended up emailing Giant about this and they sent back a sizing chart and based on my height (~180cm) it looks like I'm on the cusp of either M or M/L
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Re: Giant sizing

Postby usernameforme » Wed Aug 29, 2012 12:21 pm

is that a 56cm eTT? if so I'd be looking more at a M or an M/L. Giant provide a sizing guide:
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If your testing a Defy I'd go M/L as the TT is shorter and the HT is longer (less reach than the TCR). TCR wise I'd go for a Medium, but if you have a long torso perhaps a M/L. What brand is your current bike?
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Re: Giant sizing

Postby rkelsen » Wed Aug 29, 2012 12:47 pm

56cm seems small for someone 180cm tall. Do you have short legs?
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Re: Giant sizing

Postby __PG__ » Wed Aug 29, 2012 3:55 pm

Gee I'd wish Giant would specify stack and reach.
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Re: Giant sizing

Postby RonK » Wed Aug 29, 2012 7:07 pm

rkelsen wrote:56cm seems small for someone 180cm tall. Do you have short legs?

I don't think so - 56cm with a 100mm stem is spot on for me at 182cm.
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Re: Giant sizing

Postby rkelsen » Wed Aug 29, 2012 7:28 pm

RonK wrote:
rkelsen wrote:56cm seems small for someone 180cm tall. Do you have short legs?

I don't think so - 56cm with a 100mm stem is spot on for me at 182cm.

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Re: Giant sizing

Postby Marty Moose » Wed Aug 29, 2012 7:49 pm

__PG__ wrote:Gee I'd wish Giant would specify stack and reach.

Think they do on their website.. I'm 5'10 ride a medium with a 120 stem and 175 cranks.
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Re: Giant sizing

Postby GolferGoneMad » Wed Aug 29, 2012 8:06 pm

Im on a Defy 54 M with a 100mm stem and im 173cm. If that helps at all.
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Re: Giant sizing

Postby AlMac » Wed Aug 29, 2012 11:48 pm

M/L
I'm 180cm and ride M/L in Giant.
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Re: Giant sizing

Postby landscapecadmonkey » Thu Aug 30, 2012 4:14 am

RonK wrote:
rkelsen wrote:56cm seems small for someone 180cm tall. Do you have short legs?

I don't think so - 56cm with a 100mm stem is spot on for me at 182cm.

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Re: Giant sizing

Postby jasonc » Thu Aug 30, 2012 11:11 am

I am 6-6'1" and ride a large giant flat bar with a 130mm stem...
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Re: Giant sizing

Postby __PG__ » Thu Aug 30, 2012 11:19 am

Marty Moose wrote:
__PG__ wrote:Gee I'd wish Giant would specify stack and reach.

Think they do on their website.

Where? Got a link?
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Re: Giant sizing

Postby SmellyTofu » Thu Aug 30, 2012 1:07 pm

There's another tab on the web site. Failing that, it might appear on the US site but I've found more luck on the Giant Japan site (although mostly in XS to M sizes) that includes weights as well.
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Re: Giant sizing

Postby Marty Moose » Thu Aug 30, 2012 2:01 pm

__PG__ wrote:
Marty Moose wrote:
__PG__ wrote:Gee I'd wish Giant would specify stack and reach.

Think they do on their website.

Where? Got a link?

Doesn't show it you're right I was wrong:) Does show most frame geometries though, reach top tube plus stem but doesn't take into account set back so its meaningless, gives head tube height so you can very an ideas of stack height or the height of the front end.

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Re: Giant sizing

Postby MilkRacer » Sun Dec 16, 2012 4:54 pm

I went with the recommendation of the shop and the assosciated info' from Giants web site. I'm 180 cm and was recommended an (M/L) in the TCX1 model. Bike was huge when it arrived. Been riding an (M) for a month now and the fit is perfect, 90mm stem slammed with no spacers. I recon' they size up big. TCX models come with 350mm seat post and even on my (M) there is still about 230mm still in the frame :!:
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