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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?

    Thanks.

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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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    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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    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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    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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