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Ridley size question.
To make a long story short, I have a chance to buy a Ridley supercross for a good deal. The only thing is the size. The seat tube is a 58cm, and this thing is a tall 58 that would need long legs to clear. The strang thing is, the top tube is a 55cm, and the bike is listed on the Ridley site as a 54cm. I'm 6 foot, and the bike is a good fit (maybe a little short in the tt, but it also has a 100mm stem that can be swapped for a 110, or 120), but I could't see anyone shorter being able to ride this thing. A local cross guru said he would rather deal with a shorter top tube because he could adjust with a stem and seat post, than a tall seat tube that you're stuck with.
If you have ANY info on these funny bikes, please put your 2 cents in. Thanks in advance.
BTW, my current cross bike is a 58cm, and this thing seems bigger everywhere BUT the tt. As I said, there is nooo way this thing is a 54 or a 56! I'm guessing Ridley shortened the tt for sharp handling and light weight.