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    Struggling at the Back Ghostman's Avatar
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    Kona or Ridley Cross Frame Size-->How Tall Are You, What Size Road Frame Do You Ride

    I am trying to decide between a Kona Major Jake and a Ridley Supercross.

    I am 5'9" and ride a road bike with a 560 top tube and 30.5 inch standover.

    Need some advice on sizing -- 52 or 54?


    Extra Credit Bonus: Should I get the Major Jake or Supercross?
    "Hot and overcast. I take my gear out of the car and put my bike together. Tourists and locals are watching from the sidewalk cafes. Non-racers. The emptiness of those lives shocks me."

    --Tim Krabbe, "The Rider"

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    Double Secret Member CaptMatt15's Avatar
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    Since you know you ride road with a 56cm top tube - buy a cross bike based on a slightly shorter one, like 54.5-55 cms - this will give you a slightly more relaxed position. Size based on TT and you'll avoid the cross bike confusion of sizes 'cause of higher BBs and such.

    (I ride a 58.5 TT on my cross bike, road bikes that fit me have a 59-60cm TT)
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