I've been reading on some of the posts here and on other sites that even though the bikes maybe similar the fit on a cx vs a road bike are somewhat different. I have a limited budget and was looking at a couple of sub 1k cross bikes and cannot decide if I should get the frame that's closer to my road bike or is there another criteria that I should be using.
For reference here are my measurements:
Here's one of the sizing chart for the Nashbar steel cx bike
i sat on a 2010 Focus Mares in a Medium and it felt really good so that's really throwing me off as well because their Medium has an ETT of 540
Granted each bike manufacturer is designed differently so unless i have the ability to throw my legs over all of them is there something that i should keep an eye on like a range in measurements based on my stats that I should look for?
As a matter of reference I usually ride a 52 in a Specialized road bike and 50 on my current Pinarello