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Redline sizing mayhembmwatgt
Jun 19, 2003 9:40 AM
So I'm making my first foray into the world of road and cx riding... I really like the redline conquest pro, but i'm still a little confused about the size i should be riding. From what i've gathered on this board and from going to bike shops, a 50cm is probably going to be my best bet. that just sounds a little small to me. I'm 5'8" with ~31" inseam. Is there anyone else out there with the same measurements riding a 50cm conquest? FYI I'll be riding on and off road, probably not racing (yet). thanks in advance - Brian
re: Redline sizing mayhemminneso
Jun 19, 2003 1:27 PM
I am 5 11 with a 32 inseam.

My 56x700 Redline Conquest Pro measures 22 st x 22 tt (cc) and seems to fit me pretty well. The bike also rides nice.

Cheers Eric
re: Redline sizing mayhemGripped
Jun 20, 2003 1:14 PM
I'm a shade under 5'10" with about a tad more than a 31" inseam. I ride a 52cm Conquest Pro with a 120mm stem and it fits me like a glove. Do you ride road? If so, what are the meansurements of your road ride?

Hasta banana,
re: Redline sizing mayhembmwatgt
Jun 20, 2003 3:53 PM
No i dont ride road now, just mtb, a 17" specialized enduro. I would probably ride a 54cm road bike, i've been on a couple and they felt about right. I'm mainly wondering if the top tube of a 50 cm bike is going to be too short for me. i stood over a 52 cm conquest the other day and i didnt have much standover space, maybe a couple mm's. thanks
- brian
don't worry so much about standoverweiwentg
Jun 20, 2003 6:05 PM
standover clearance is not the biggest issue if you are doing only CX racing - just be sure not to miss the saddle. found this out the hard way. I'm still pretty happy with my custom bike, but there's not enough clearance to shoulder it.
the 54cm road bikes that "felt about right" may not have been if you are used to MTBs - your reach is significantly shorter. the CX should probably be just a bit more reach than the MTB. if the length on the 52 felt right to you, without you having to get an 80mm stem, that is what I would go for.