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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:
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    pubic bone height huh

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    Quote Originally Posted by muteseh View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by crocodilefundy View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by flargle View Post
    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
    Last edited by muteseh; 08-23-08 at 07:47 AM.

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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
    Last edited by muteseh; 08-24-08 at 09:43 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by muteseh View Post
    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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