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Another question about sizing(2 posts)

Another question about sizinglnin0
Aug 22, 2002 11:45 AM
My current Bianchi road frame (55cm) has 31" (787) stand over and a top tube of 21.5"(550).

I am considering a Redline CX but am not sure what size would be best suited for me.

52 cm has a standover of 30.7"(780) and a TT of 20.9"(53.2)
50 cm has a standover of 30.3"(770) and a TT of 20.3"(51.5)

Based on this do you think the 52, which is only a hair smaller than my current road frame, would be too big for CX or just right? Or would the 50 give me better fit for CX? From what I have read the CX frame should be a bit smaller but by how much?
re: Another question about sizingJakob
Aug 22, 2002 11:55 AM
I used to have the same size Bianchi road frame and I ended up with a 52cm Redline. It might have been my imagination, but I thought the 50cm was kind of a hassle to shoulder. The front triangle seemed too small for me. Anyway, I am comfortable on the 52cm.