After reading a bunch of threads re: the question of Soma and CX sizing, I am still just as doubtful as ever. Maybe some of you can help dispel these doubts. I am 5'11.5", with a 33.25" inseam (barefoot, shoulder height apart), not sure how long my arms are, but my side to side reach is a bit over 6' (+1 ape index) so they are a tad longish. Don't own a roadbike currently, but my last was a 56cm C-Dale r5000 (56cm TT, c-c) which felt a tad cramped (don't remember stem length, something moderate no doubt). My hardtail mtb effective TT is 59.5, with a 110 stem, used to run a 150 just fine). Best fitting road bike I have owned was a Bianchi with a 57cm TT and a longish drop stem. Soma Double Cross geometry: size 56 = 576 effective TT, 31.9" standover, size 54 = 567 effective TT, 31.2" standover. Generally I like a longish cockpit so I am leaning towards 56cm. This is going to be my only "road" bike so I intend it to do everything from grocery getter, fireroads bikepacker (although I think I will get a trailer), to cross racer (looks horribly fun, I want to try it!). Never raced 'Cross (or anything for that matter) before so unsure what a racing cross fit is like anyway. Help!