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Old 08-21-08, 11:12 PM   #1
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Proper Fit of a Cyclecross Bike

I am looking at buying a Cycle Cross Bike. Tonight I road a 58cm Fuji CrossPro and it actually seemed very comfortable and not as much of a stretch as a Fuji Team 56cm. Checking Fuji specs the Cross Pro has a short top tube. Do I go for 56cm?? My Pubic Bone Height is 83cm.

Should a Cross Bike be smaller or ???

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Your Cross bike should be sized the same as a road bike as far as the top tube goes. A lot of Cross bikes have long top tubes for their size, I think that is why some people say to get one size smaller.
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Size the frame the same as if it were a road bike. Set saddle height 1 to 2 cm lower than road if it makes riding technical sections easier. Flip the stem so the bars are 1 to 2 cm higher than for road.

But don't take my word for it:
Dialing in Your Cyclo-Cross Bike
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pubic bone height huh
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pubic bone height huh
Buy a computer that has google on it.
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you can always buy a longer stem but you can never shorten the top tube.
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Old 08-22-08, 12:50 PM   #7
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you can always buy a longer stem but you can never shorten the top tube.
you can always buy a shorter stem but you can never lengthen the top tube.

Whoa.
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Two more to add to the mix:

you can never uncut a fork. nor can you lengthen the head tube.
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Buy a computer that has google on it.
i think people just like typing it out

but the point is PBH is irrelevent to this discussion

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Thanks for some of the more informative posts and according to measuring one's stand over height, leg length, etc. then the measurement I supplied is relevant.

As far as the other responses - Filed as: Don't Waist Your Time in the Cyclecross Thread
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The OP my find this forum to be actually helpful. Thanks bikeforums once again for the useless drivel.
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Thanks Josh. Excellent information!
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I'm not trying to be a dick, but the discussion concerns choosing between a 56cm and 58cm in one particular model.

Also, check out this awesome link that will tell you all about cyclocross sizing: http://www.bikeforums.net/search.php

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Also, check out this awesome link that will tell you all about cyclocross sizing: http://www.bikeforums.net/search.php?
If everybody used the search feature (BTW, Google Advanced Search is much better), then that would limit the opportunity for snarky comments from formerly frustrated hall monitors such as yourself.
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This is true, minus the hall monitor stuff.
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Regarding seat height, I have spoken to 2 European Pros regarding saddle height, and they run the same on their crossbikes as they do on the road... They told me some riders do lower their saddle a little, but in general run the same saddle height.
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