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colnago sizing(2 posts)

colnago sizingdavidm
May 22, 2001 6:18 PM
i'm looking to upgrade from my steel mondonico to a colnago (master x light). the mondo specs were 59 cm top tube. i've basically picked up the same specs for the colnago but it appears a tad bit smaller to the naked eye at least, but feel fine. no stiff neck, back etc... the colnago is 59 cm top tube and frame size of 64 cm. any insight? should i go with it, or go a size bigger. i'm 6 ft 2 / 190 lbs
not enough info....dave
May 22, 2001 8:42 PM
If you're already on a 64, you'll gain approximately 1cm more bar height with the 65cm. The head tube is 200mm compared to the 190mm on the 64. According to my charts, the top tube lengths are virtually identical (only .1cm difference). How about bar to saddle height difference? The general rule is 6 to 10cm. Bigger riders may be able to tolerate even more.

Do you have at least 3cm of standover clearance? If not, the 65 will be taller than is generally recommended, but some people get buy with as little as 2cm of standover clearance.