Okay, collectively, you all have sat your butts on a lot of the CX bike offerings out there. What I want to know is in general what bike did you find to have a higher, shorter frame? I have stumped a couple of LBSs. I am not looking for a perfect fit but I moved from a 57 Poprad to a 55 because the stretch was too great even though the 57 was more seat/hb height appropriate. Yes, the hb stem was shortened (tangent: does it matter about the hb stem be significantly shorter than stock - does that make a ride 'twitchy'? One of the things about learning is that I listen to everyone and it is interesting where the opinions conflict among experts). The 57 would have to have virtually no stem and the 55 needs to have the hb set raised to match the seat height.
So, let's take all bikes into consideration. They will probably be the one that some of you found too short and put longer stems on.
Thanks for you input.