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bianchi sizing vs. 'dale sizing(6 posts)

bianchi sizing vs. 'dale sizingSpiderman
Jul 13, 2001 9:04 PM
Hey, before you peeps jump on me, i AM going to take a test ride, but just for some preliminary research, has anyone switched from a bianchi to a dale, or vice versa. I ride a 59 bianchi and am comparing it to a 58 c'dale. Any differences that you wise elders have experienced? thanks!
re: bianchi sizing vs. 'dale sizingMart
Jul 14, 2001 12:02 AM
I have not tried a Bianchi but I do know that the Cannondale measure from centre to top of the top tube on the CAAD4 rather than centre to centre. I don't know where Bianchi measure from.
Mart
re: bianchi sizing vs. 'dale sizingMeDotOrg
Jul 14, 2001 10:04 AM
I don't know Cannondale sizing, but generally speaking a 59cm Bianchi is the equivalent to a lot of manufacturer's 58cm. Check the Bianchi site - they have geometry measurements for all of their models.
re: bianchi sizing vs. 'dale sizingJohnG
Jul 14, 2001 12:50 PM
As Medot mentioned Bianchi's seem to fit smaller than their stated size.

YMMV JohnG
geometry is on the C'dale web site...C-40
Jul 14, 2001 1:09 PM
Not to be rude, but it's easily found at cannondale.com. I would suggest that you measure your bianchi for comparison, since there are a lot of models. The bianchiusa.com web site has geometry charts that may or may not be relevant depending on how old your bike is.

The only thing you can't measure easily is the seat tube angle, but this can be calculated by measuring setback, and using some trig to calculate the angle.
re: bianchi sizing vs. 'dale sizingSpiderman
Jul 14, 2001 2:36 PM
thanks guys, i'll check it out.