I'm interested into cyclocross and manage to bring home Salsa Las Cruces. I guess it's nice paintjob made me choose this one over others And I'm 5' 7" and choose 52cm frame size.
I've just installed longer crankarms (175mm from previously 170mm) on it and surprised that my shoes hit frontwheel when turning left/rightl. Pls see photos. I try to install 172,5mm just on right side, see if this still happened. Yup, my shoes still hit frontwheel.
Here's my questions:
- Anybody has the same experience? On Salsa or other brands?
- Should I limited myself with shorter crankarms on cyclocross bike. I guess should be no limitation to choose crankarms length. No?
- I'm coming from mtb world, then I compare my mtb with more than 110cm wheelbase, while this CX much shorter with 100cm.
My inseam is 32-1/4" and the standover clearance is OK.
But I found the reach is stretch a bit. I guess this related to slightly longer top-tube typical on CX frame. I have to change from 110mm stem to 100mm to 90mm and settled with 80mm (I have spares in my box to choose from )