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Old 06-28-06, 01:25 PM   #1
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Ridley Sizing

I have heard these bikes are real tall. Anyone know how big the difference is between a road bike and a Ridley cross bike? I ride a 57 cm road bike, and am considering a 54 Ridley.
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they are real tall. my bottom bracket is a foot off the ground (as high as my mountainbike's, and the steep seatpost angle makes it even taller.

It is really noticable when riding next to a roadbike.
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Ridley's have real high bottom brackets. I ride a 58cm road bike and tried a 58cm Ridley and had almost no crotch clearance when straddling the bike with both feet on the ground. I bought the 56cm and it fits and rides great, but I could still use more stand over clearance. Fantastic bike though (SuperCross)
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Had a Ridley last year. My road bike is a 56 and the cross bike was a 52 with little SO height. If you are buying from a shop ahve them throw some wheels on on the frame and do a SO check. Consider the effective TT length the onyl true measurment. Also, check if you can get the frame onto your shoulder too. That's an important check for a cross frame IMHO.
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