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Join Date: Sep 2006
Bikes: '06 trek 7300, '05 db wildwood, '07 felt z35
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i was about to order a soma smootie es frame today. however, i need help deciding on frame size.
looking at the soma geometry....the 56 frame should best fit me.....except for one thing, so on the frame is 32." my so measurment is 32.5"
i'm not sure what to do here...if i order a 54 frame, the so is 31.3." however, the shorter effective top tube will probably require a longer stem than i prefer (assuming i'm not able to make up for the shorter length by adjusting my saddle position - which, generally, i can't since i have shorter legs compared to my arms/torso).
which dimension(s) should be the "deciding factor(s)" on choosing a frame size? what is the minimum so clearance one should have?