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Old 10-19-09, 04:56 PM   #1
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Cross Check Fit

I'm buying a Surly Cross Check soon but can't decide on a size. I'm 5' 10.5" and have a 32.5" inseam.

I'm thinking of 52cm or 54cm. 52cm is generally too small for me but the top tube length seems long.

Anyone have thoughts about this?

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Old 10-19-09, 04:59 PM   #2
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they have shallow seat tube angles so they run longer top tubes to make up for that. You need to also compare seat angles as that will affect your reach.
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Old 10-19-09, 08:16 PM   #3
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I am 5'8" and have a 52cm Cross Check. It took me awhile to learn I should have gotten a 54.
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I'm 5'10" and my 54 fits me perfectly with a 100mm stem.
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Old 10-20-09, 12:33 PM   #5
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Thanks for info on the sizing. I've been trying to find another frame with comparable geometry so I can try out sizes, but that is proving difficult. My road bike is a Lemond and has a very short seat tube and sloping top tube compared to the Cross Check.

It looks like I should go with the 54. That was my thought all along.

Feaduin - Do you happen to know you inseam or arm measurements? Just for comparison with mine.
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Old 10-20-09, 12:41 PM   #6
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I'm 5'10 and ride the 54cm crosscheck with a 120mm stem. fits me fine, though I need to get a non-setback seatpost.
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