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    • CommentAuthorTVG4292
    • CommentTimeFeb 25th 2009
     
    I've heard that the Mercier bikes run big. I'm about 5'11" at 17 years old and I'm not sure which size frame to get. I also want the bike to last me through college, should I get something between 50cm to like 56cm?
    • CommentAuthorTVG4292
    • CommentTimeFeb 25th 2009
     
    I've also heard the bikes direct sells knock off bikes, is that true? How would I get a true Mercier for that price?
    • CommentAuthorOtto Rax
    • CommentTimeFeb 25th 2009
     
    get the 56cm if they run big, i can't verify. even from BD, it will be a true mercier, my gf got hers from them a couple years back, but it is every bit mercier
    • CommentAuthorTVG4292
    • CommentTimeFeb 25th 2009
     
    How's the clearance with the pedals and the wheels? I've heard that might be an issue.
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    merciers are not the originals just so you know
    they are taiwanese shop frames , that being said my main fix is a kilo tt and i love it
    • CommentAuthoradriano
    • CommentTimeMar 15th 2009
     
    these merciers share only the name with the renown french marque and are built in taiwan but are of high quality. try to ride a 56 of another frame and see how that feels. a kilo 53 will fit similarly to this, and that would be my best guess for you. i really enjoyed building up my kilo, and i couldnt be more happy with it. i hope you order up soon as i believe there will be a price hike.
    • CommentAuthorTVG4292
    • CommentTimeMar 15th 2009
     
    i just got a 53 and i love it! thanks for all your help you guys. after i switch out some of the stock parts, ill post some pics
    • CommentAuthoradriano
    • CommentTimeMar 15th 2009
     
    Posted By: TVG4292after i switch out some of the stock parts,


    thats not a necessity. just put some quality miles in and enjoy yourself!
    • CommentAuthorvdubug
    • CommentTimeMay 3rd 2009
     
    hmm i was thinking of getting one myself- and yea i read they do run a little bigger. i'm 6'1-6'2 but a 57 (which some forums recommend for my size) sounds a bit small. sigh. So, grab a 57 or a 60?
    • CommentAuthortstadum
    • CommentTimeMay 3rd 2009
     
    Grab the 57, I am the exactly the same height as you and I ride the 57 and I love it. Should fit you perfectly.
    • CommentAuthorvdubug
    • CommentTimeMay 3rd 2009
     
    excellent. tyvm sir.
    • CommentAuthorkreambeast
    • CommentTimeJun 21st 2009
     
    i'm 5'8 and I ride my friends peugeot 54 which suits me best, whats a similar size to that? will a mercier kilo tt 53 be fine? or smaller? cause i heard they run big
    • CommentAuthorthe rabbi
    • CommentTimeJun 21st 2009
     
    51 would be best.
    • CommentAuthorkreambeast
    • CommentTimeJun 21st 2009
     
    and is bikedirect legit?
    • CommentAuthorjaykob
    • CommentTimeJun 21st 2009
     
    bikesdirect is legit as far as i know. a couple friends of mine have purchased complete bikes from there. although they sent one of my friends the wrong size twice in a row... so they might be morons. bikeisland.com has just the frame sets with no decals for $199 as well. i dont know of anywhere else to get mercers.
    • CommentAuthorkreambeast
    • CommentTimeJun 22nd 2009
     
    so a 53 from mercier is like a 56?
    • CommentAuthorthe rabbi
    • CommentTimeJun 22nd 2009
     
    Posted By: kreambeastso a 53 from mercier is like a 56?
    yes.
    • CommentAuthorkreambeast
    • CommentTimeJun 22nd 2009
     
    tyvm
    • CommentAuthorkreambeast
    • CommentTimeJun 22nd 2009
     
    they dont have a 51, so a 50 would be fine right?
    • CommentAuthorthe rabbi
    • CommentTimeJun 22nd 2009 edited
     
    yes, it has a 53cm st
 
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