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    CAAD 8CX sizing

    A friend of mine is getting ready to pull the trigger on a CAAD 8CX but
    he's not sure of the sizing- he is 5 feet, 10 inches
    the LBS is telling him that a 54cm is what he needs. coincidentally
    this is the only size they have in stock in the shop. i told jim i thought it
    might be a little small and a 56 cm would be more appropriate
    he mentioned this to the shop and was told that cross bike frames
    run larger than road bikes?
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    With the usual disclaimer that fit is a very individual thing, there is a pervasive "rule of thumb" that you go down one size on cross frames. For me, it was true. All my other bikes are 54s, and my CAAD8CX is a 51. The 54 was too big. Top tube length was too much, and it endangered the boys.
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    I'm 5-10 and I ride a 54 CX-9 (same frame geo.) I rode both the 56 and 54 and was really in between the two. Have your buddy ride both if possible. They don't have to be cx-8's. All Cannondale CX bikes share the same geo.
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