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    Motobecane Fantom Cross sizing ?

    Looking at BikesDirect Motobecane Fantom Cross..need help with sizing...
    I'm 6'1, 36" cycling inseam....stuck between the 58 and 61...thinking 61.
    Any advice is appreciated...
    Thanks...

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    I'm 6'-0" with a 30" inseam and ride a 56cm, so I'd say you need the 61 cm. But I could be wrong.
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    If you're unsure of your sizing, or unwilling to take a bit of a leap of faith, you may want to consider purchasing from an LBS. It sucks being on a bike that isn't your size, especially when you're stuck with it.

    That being said, I sized myself and bought online. Make sure you run a few different fit calculators to find out your general frame size.

    Prime example: http://www.competitivecyclist.com/za...LCULATOR_INTRO

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    I'm 5'10" with a 30in inseam and ride a 56 Specialized Allez

    I just bought a Fantom Cross Uno in a 56 also after test riding the 54 at the shop and finding it to be too cramped.

    I bought it from Cycle Spectrum in Orlando FL. They are a chain of shops that sell BD bikes with the positive that you can actually try the goods out before making the purchase which was why I didn't mind paying the sales tax to be able to go out and test ride the bike first instead of gambling with BD.

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    Any shops locally carry the Fuji cross bikes that have the same frame at the Moto Fantoms? I was able to ride the Fuji at a Performance shop before I bought mine.

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    I'm 6'3" with a 36" inseam. I've got a 61cm Fantom Cross Outlaw and it fits me well. I've got a bit less standover on it though than on my 61cm TriCross, but it's not enough to make me nervous.

    You might find the top tube to be a bit long for you -- I replaced my stem with a higher angle stem to bring the bars up and a bit back.

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