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Poprad sizing?mac
Mar 19, 2001 7:14 AM
Can anyone narrow down the sizing of the Poprad for me? I have reviewed the geometry and it is just 'different' enough to make me indecisive on size to order.

I am just over 5'9" and my inseam is somewhere around 31" to 32".

re: Poprad sizing?gwilliams
Mar 19, 2001 8:22 AM
I'm 5'10", my inseam is 33 3/4 inches, I got the 55cm Poprad. My inseam was measured using a devise from Serotta that was spring loaded and put alot of pressure on my crotch, this added about 3/4" over the measurement that I usually got on my own. I ride a 57 x 56 cc measured road bike, sounds like you would take a 53cm.

re: Poprad sizing?jw
Mar 19, 2001 9:51 AM
I've been going through the same thing. I'm just a hare under 6' but have legs that are the same size as yours (most 32" inseam pants are too long for me, actual inseam measurement is 32.5"). I found that I was most comfortable on the 55cm with a 130mm stem instead of the stock 105. I would think that the stock 55 would fit you well. By the way, to accurately measure your inseam, take a coffee-table sized book and stand up against a wall in your stocking feet with feet 6" apart. Put book between legs and press upward with enough pressure to approximate the force of sitting on the saddle. Then measure with a tape measure from floor to top of book.
Based on standover...mac
Mar 19, 2001 10:40 AM
I was thinking the 52cm would be as large as I want to go. In fact, my question regarding sizing originated from comparing the numbers of the 52cm to the 49cm.

Thanks for the input.
re: Poprad sizing?mtnrogue
Mar 21, 2001 1:50 PM
I am 5'10" 32"inseam and I recently ordered and now riding a 55cm poprad. I demo'd and liked the handling and sizing. I could have gone down a size according to the lbs and according to cx sizing thought. I ordered the 55cm frame and totally pleased......

Thanks for the info (nm)mac
Mar 22, 2001 3:56 AM