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Old 05-18-07, 05:07 PM   #1
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Newbie and Redline Sizing

Hey all, first post here and hoping for a little help.

I've found a great deal on a Redline Conquest and I'm just wondering about the sizing. I've read a ton on here regarding the Redline sizing and how I should go down a size for a Redline bike.

The Redline conquest I'm ordering is coming from out of town, so I don't have a chance to actually size myself on it.

I'm 6'1 with a 32" inseam to the floor.

One store in my city measured me on his measuring device and said he'd put me on a 57cm Rocky Mountain...he figured that was about right.
Another store put me on a 56 Kona and said that would be fine as well.

The Redline Conquest I'm looking to purchase is a 56. Being that I've read that Redlines fit bigger, I'm assuming that the 56 is probably more close to a 57 or 58?

Being that the 56 Kona and 57 Rocky Mountain were fine, do you think that the 56 Redline would be fine as well? I'm looking to use it more as a commuter with the odd off road trails. I hail from Northwestern Ontario Canada and our roads are absolute crap because of the frost heaves. A cyclocross bike is abslutely perfect for our terrain and trails up here.

Would the 56 Redline sound about right?
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Old 05-18-07, 05:12 PM   #2
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Yes, should not be too big, check if anybody i town has Redlines....
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Old 05-18-07, 05:21 PM   #3
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Thanks Paolo,

Unfortunately nobody in town carries Redline cyclocross bikes. One store carries Redline BMX's, but that's it. They said they can't get the Cyclocross bikes in.

I'm thinking that if it's true about Redlines fitting larger, that the 56 should be fine. Seeing as I fit a 56 Kona and a 57 Rocky Mountain.

Hopefully I'm right?
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Old 05-20-07, 01:03 AM   #4
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I currently ride a 58 Kona Jake the Snake but lately I've been wondering if a 56 wouldn't have been a better fit. I briefly rode a used 56cm conquest before swapping it for a 54 (to fit my wife). I was surprised how similar it felt to my Kona. The 56cm conquest felt like a good match. I'm ~6.1, with an inseam around 85.5cm (pants inseam of ~32").
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