So, I've about to pull the trigger on a new cross bike and my choices are a 58cm XO-1 or a 59cm Poprad.
My only real hangup is the size differences.
What is the conventional thinking regarding sizing a cross bike? Size-down from what you'd ride on the road? Same size as what you'd ride on the road?
Both bikes have a shorter effective top-tube than my road bikes, with the XO-1 being the smallest of the two choices.
Then we've got the fact that the Poprad is steel and the XO-1 is aluminium. *cues age old debate about which material is better* For reference, frame material doesn't matter to me, in fact, the steel Poprad appeals to me a bit more if only because its OG.
What would BikeForums do?