Well I live in Asia,Southern Japan to be precise, and its HARD! finding a cyclocross bike my size in the local LBS.My budget is around USD 1650.
Ive tried lots of shops here only to be turned down with an...oh...for this bike we dont have your size in Japan.....Even the TREK shop has been no help.
Well today I found a reputable site that sells bikes.I found a 2014 Jake the snake,but they only have a 530mm （53cm）bike that is reccomended for height 157-180cm .Thats max 5 foot 9.And Im about 6 foot,with longer than average arm reach I think.I cant get to test ride the bike anywhere here in Japan.
Should I go ahead and buy it?Whats your take on the bike?Reviews anyone?
Geometry details for the 53 bike here at Kona World
Your views very much appreciated.