|Another Frame Sizing Question||Neo|
May 31, 2001 12:59 PM
|OK, chime in. |
I have heard you want to get a 'cross frame one size smaller than your road bike, and I have also heard get the same size as your road bike.
Old school/new school?
What works for you? I am getting a new 'cross frame and dont want to make a sizing error. I ran with a frame 2 cm less than my road and it did "feel" a bit small, but I dont think it really affected me.
|size is relative||climbo|
May 31, 2001 1:14 PM
|seat post size can be measured different ways and remember to check out top tube length!! This is very important with a CX bike. e.g. a 56cm road frame may have a 55-56cm top tube but a 56cm CX frame might have anywhere from a 55-58cm top tube depending on the maker. Mostly, a smaller ST size frame is specified because the standover height is usually greater than on a similar size road bike. CX tires are bigger and BB's are higher, though it really depends on the frame. What frames are you looking at?|
|size is relative||Neo|
Jun 1, 2001 10:42 AM
|I am doing something I never had before, I am looking at getting a bike mail order. I have a Waterford X-11 right now and am looking to get an Empella. I like "different" bikes, not ones you see every day. Plus the frame looks good and is 1450 grams for the 56 cm. I was told my frame and fork on the Wtfrd are 6.0 lbs. |
I got a 54 cm waterford and ride a 56 cm Trek 5200 on the road, so I am between a 54 and 56 for the cross bike.
|CX sizing seems to be anarchy||lonefrontranger|
May 31, 2001 11:03 PM
|Check the geometry, then put a physical tape measure and/or actually ride it before you decide.
Redline frames run really, really tall. I got a 50, can ride a 51/52 on the road, and I've barely got any seatpost sticking out. But it fits me perfectly lengthwise, go figger.
I've got zero standover, but it feels good, I can clear rr trax on a good day, and it's agile enough that I race it in crits. I like it, and that's what matters. Good luck.