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Specialized sizing(4 posts)

Specialized sizingGlenn
Oct 22, 2001 4:09 PM
I am looking at a Specialized Allez Elite after owning a Cannondale R300 54cm. I felt this bike was a little too big for me but tried the 54cm in the Specialized. The Specialized 54cm seemed too small for me and the 56cm seemed to fit right. How can 2 bike companies measurements seem to differ so much. Specialized claims to be a measurement of C-C, is it because their top tube slopes down and is deceiving? I have a 32" inseam.
re: Specialized sizingjtolleson
Oct 22, 2001 6:19 PM
I'm baffled. Both have an identical top tube length in a 54 cm size, although the Canny puts a slightly longer stem on standard (I think) at about 110mm. Actually, the Cannondale usual has a slightly bigger standover, but pretty darn close.

Both claim to measure c-c, and neither differs radically in geometry.

But don't get hung up on numbers. If the 56 cm really fits, and you like it, get it!
<font color="#FF0000"> DON'T BUY YET! CHECK THIS OUT!</font>JamesT.Kirk
Oct 23, 2001 6:01 AM
Try this one. This has to be the deal of the century from Supergo on a great frame.

Specialized S-Works M4 Road for just $359.00! They don't say what sizes are in stock, and you have to buy one at the store, they don't sell Specialized over the internet.

But, if you live in Southern CA or know someone that can get it for you, go for it. I have a friend with this frame and it's really nice. Built w/ Ultegra, it usually runs $1800.00+.

Supergo sent me an email on this one, it says to print it off and bring it with you and you can get the frame for $299.00.
I can forward it to anyone who's interested.

Specialized S-Works M4 at Supergo
<font color="#FF0000"> DON'T BUY YET! CHECK THIS OUT!</font>E-ticket
Oct 23, 2001 9:00 AM
I'm interested in using this email coupon. Could you forward it to Thanks,