I am a "newbie" when it comes to road bike purchasing. I've been to my local bike shop and they stuck me on a 48 in frame and I just felt too high (even though the seat was at the lowest setting) and somewhat out of control; however, the "expert" believed that it was the perfect fit for me. He said I looked good on it, but my main concern is spending money on a bike that I'm not comfortable on. I'm 5'2" and I found a bike on Craigslist that is a 44in frame. The guy at the bike shop said a 44in frame would be too small for me. What is your advice? Anybody?
Also, here are the specs for the 44in frame road bike I'm looking at (on Craigslist). Any thoughts on this deal? It is up for $350.
FUJI Newest Womens Bike
come with electronic counter and carry pouch.
frame - 44cm fuji altair 2 7000 series aluminum
fork - fuji carbon fiber
shifters - shimano tiagra triple
deraileurs (f and r) - shimano tiagra triple
crankset - truvativ elita triple (52/42/30)
wheels - alex a-class 650cc