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It really depends on your style of riding. Of course the best way is to throw a leg over an "actual" bike, but that not being the case, I'd stick with a medium. A small Cannondale compared to a medium does not provide a significant difference in standover clearance. The top tube lenght however will feel significantly shorter and you'll feel cramped on the small. But then again, it depends on what you like. I own a Large F2000 that I use for XC riding, and I only have a 31" inseam. I also own a SMALL Specialized P.3 that I use for technical riding and jumping. It's way too cramped for long straight rides, but awesome for slow technical trails.
The medium C'Dale sounds right for your inseam (borderline), but more in line for your overall height. If you feel too streched out, you could swap stems to a shorter one.
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