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    HELP!! Poprad: 52 or 55 cm? (5'10", 31.5 inseam)

    I know you can't fit a bike with just these measurements... but I need a ballpark figure. I haven't tested a 52 cm, but I feel comfortable on the hoods with the 55 cm (not much standover clearance at all though). I feel a little stretched out on the drops, but maybe a shorter stem???? I don't know if I'll feel too cramped on a 52. I have a bit longer torso and shorter legs.. HELP!! I know there are a lot of poprad owners here

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    I'm 5' 10" with a 32" inseam and I ride a 55 Poprad.
    I'm not one for fawning over bicycles, but I do believe that our bikes communicate with us, and what this bike is saying is, "You're an idiot." BikeSnobNYC

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    i'm 5-10.5" 32.5" inseam on a 55 cm. it's long a long top tube 561mm or thereabouts. i bought a 52cm initially and returned it after a couple of 20 mile rides. it's a big size jump

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    55. no way a 52 for someone your size. especially with the long torso

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    You guys are awesome!! thx so much for your input. I'm getting it in ORANGE (the best color by far)

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    Just for reference, I'm 5'7" and ride a 52cm Poprad that I feel fits me well. I can't imagine that it would be appropriate for someone 5'10"

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    "You guys are awesome!! thx so much for your input. I'm getting it in ORANGE (the best color by far)"

    I disagree. The white and blue is vastly superior.
    I'm not one for fawning over bicycles, but I do believe that our bikes communicate with us, and what this bike is saying is, "You're an idiot." BikeSnobNYC

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cynikal View Post
    "You guys are awesome!! thx so much for your input. I'm getting it in ORANGE (the best color by far)"

    I disagree. The white and blue is vastly superior.
    i didn't know you had a poprad.

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    I'm fairly sure it's an 05. I love this bike. This was my race bike for this season but next season will be a Cannondale. Now it has mustache bars and racks.
    I'm not one for fawning over bicycles, but I do believe that our bikes communicate with us, and what this bike is saying is, "You're an idiot." BikeSnobNYC

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    i dig the blue and white.

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    you guys have it all wrong. Black/Blue '04 is best by far. 853 'nuff said.

    anyway I am 5.9, with pretty even torso/legs and I ride a 52.. perfect, a 55 would be way too long. Id say ride both first!

    either way, great bike (orange is NIICE!!!)

    ~Steve
    (I'd love to make a picture collage of all the poprad years, maybe 2000-2008)

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