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Old 06-19-12, 07:30 AM   #1
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Need help on size/ bike purchase

I am looking at buying the nashbar steel cyclocross bike possibly. There is a 20% off sale today and it looks like the only size they have in stock is 60cm. I am 5'11.5" and 33" inseam. I was thinking this may be a little large on me but im not sure how cyclocross bikes are fit. My LBS store also has a Raleigh RX bike for $849 in 59 cm as another option. Also considering the fantom cross as well. The online bikes have great components but no local support/test ride so I am not to sure. Would these bikes be to large for me most likely?

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Old 06-19-12, 08:19 AM   #2
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Would these bikes be to large for me most likely?
Yes, I think you're more in the 57 range.
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You should know your bike inseam; I'm 6 ft with a 35.75 BI, and anything larger than 58 is a painful reach. 54-56 is where I land, but I like a compact geometry on most bikes. Cyclocross bikes do not have a compact geometry.
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Ok thanks for the replies, I have only mountain biked/bmx so not sure how the sizing differs. Guess i will have to look into the nashbar cx-1 possibly..
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