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Litespeed Ghisallo sizing(4 posts)

Litespeed Ghisallo sizingrbb
Jun 10, 2003 9:41 AM
Hello, just wondering if anyone who is riding a ghisallo has any hints on sizing (should'a went a size smaller/longer?)? My litespeed classic is a 55.5cm toptube with a 110mm stem- I'm tossed up on whether to get a ghisallo with the same size top tube and stem or get a size smaller and run a 120 stem. The pros seem to run longer stems and smaller frames- any advantages to that? Thanks and I appreciate your time. Take care
They do that to go lower, and to save maybe an ounceelviento
Jun 10, 2003 9:54 AM
So if you need to lower your bars on your current bike even with 0 spacers, you can get a small size.

Some poeple say smaller bikes are nimbler, but I say anything that's not your perfect size is bad.

Note also that many pros have custom made bikes that are low on the standover height but are long in the toptube.

That said, 12cm stem is within the reasonable range on a medium sized bike like yours.
bar height and seatpost length...C-40
Jun 10, 2003 10:35 AM
Litespeed fails to list the seat tube length which would tell you if an MTB post is required.

The head tube length of the larger size is 1.6cm shorter than the HT on your Classic. The HT on the samller size is a whopping 3.3cm shorter. The smaller frame would probably require a 130 flipped to provide additional height. Even the larger size may reqire a flipped stem, if you are using any significant amount of steering tube spacers now.

My personal opinion is that this is one of the most overpriced frames on the market. There are much cheaper, better looking and nearly as light frames out there.
bar height and seatpost length...rbb
Jun 10, 2003 11:57 AM
thanks for all the comments! Alot of good info from both of you.
C-40, I do agree that the frame is overpriced but I've found a slighty used one for a, or what seems to be, bargain of a deal, so I want to make sure all sizes will be a-ok before purchasing.
Again, thanks for the comments/thoughts! Take care