Wet to Rei and tried 3 different sizes of Novara Randonee.
Standover height is okay for 52, 55, 57.
Legs can be comfortable on sizes for 52, 55, 57 with seat post adjustment.
Now the tough part comes - bar height and reach. I am overweight and like an upright position. All of the adjustable stems were at their highest point.
57 - Reach almost comfortable to top of bars. Reach entirely too long to hoods. Bars need raising up.
55 - Reach still too long. If hoods could be moved back to where top of bars were, would be close to fit.
52 - Reach seems better, but how to raise the bars enough to make up for seat being higher.
57 - I get the feeling just to big
55 - Not sure the bars could be brought back towards the seat enough while remaining at the height needed. Meaning, don't think a stem could be short enough and still reach as high as the original stem.
52 - To get seat height correct, bars would need to be raised a couple of inches at a minimum. Reach was closest to being comfortable. I wonder if a longer adjustable stem would do the trick.
Which size would you choose to make adjustments to?
Or, would you seek out a different bike with different geometry altogether. Randonee only touring bike that I can find to test