Between sizes, need suggestions
I am torn between the size 47 and 49 Salsa Chili con Crosso
I ride a road bike with a 530 mm effective top tube and a 120 mm stem that's roughly horizontal. The 47 Salsa has a 530 mm effective top tube. The 49 has a 540 mm effective top tube.
I guess I am not sure if there are any tradeoffs in handling with a short TT and longer stem (530+120) versus a longer TT and shorter stem (540+110). One of my buddies suggested that I'd have more trouble unweighting the front wheel with the short top tube.
The thing that is getting me is the Salsa website says the size 47 is equal to a traditional 50 and the 49 is equal to a traditional 52. That surprises me a bit because I figured a traditional 52 would have a shorter TT than 540 mm.
Does anyone have any insight? I have a feeling that I'd be fine with either bike, but I don't want to make a dumb sizing mistake when dropping this much on a frameset.