Sizing help (and confusion) . . .
Overweight rider considering Spec Sequoia or one of the Roubaix's. On a 56cm frame, the reach to the hoods are at my max with the stock stem. If I put on a shorter stem, I probably could get it comfortable for me. The 56cm is definitely the biggest frame that I could handle.
So, should I get the 54cm or 56cm? I would think that the 54cm might give me a little more flexibility.
The confusion comes in when one bike shop says absolutely 56cm and 54 will be too small. Other bike shop says absolutely 54cm as 56cm would be too big. Both sizes probably could be made to work.
What is your sizing advice?