Join Date: May 2006
Location: Hillsboro, Oregon
Bikes: Specialized Roubaix Comp, Soma ES
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Originally Posted by bautieri
So you're saying that it is not uncommon for people to go down a size on the tricross then? That's good to know that it's not just me then! I was unable to stand over the 56 tricross, as it is right now my bean-bag is on the top tube with the 54
I'm new to CX so pardon the question, but do you think perhaps the larger tires may have something to do with why people bump down a size? I noticed the stock tires on the tricross are quite a bit taller than my old 23's. So far my longest ride on the new bike has been a metric and I didn't feel cramped on it. I hope it stays that way.
Yeah, most of the people I've seen post about this say they need a size smaller. I think I'm an odd ball since I had to go up a size. I've seen MANY posts on here about people needing to go down one size though. Use the search function and I bet you find a lot of posts about it.
Now, what you may want to try is have them switch out the wheels from a road bike just to see if it is the tires. I hadn't thought of that. Not sure what the difference was for me, but it may be my ape arms. The 54 felt too compact. 56 was just right. My 54cm Specialized Roubaix feels perfect also. Go figure...
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Last edited by knobster; 06-25-09 at 09:05 AM.