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    Frame Size for height? (newbie question)

    I know that there are many specifics in getting a frame that fits your size, but in general are there any golden rules? I'm 5'9" - 5'10" what would be the appropriate frame size for me and why?

    Thanks, Chris

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    I'd say 55-56. Why? Cuz it would fit you? Depends on your leg length, and how scrunched you wanna be. Also depends if youre doing a conversion or getting a track frame.

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    I'd say around 55cm.
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    i'd go 53, personally. i'm 5-9 and while i can ride a 55 perfectly well i like the way you can get all over a smaller bike, especially for skip/skidding and stuff

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    http://www.competitivecyclist.com/za...LCULATOR_INTRO

    -1-3 CM for a steep track geo and or deep drop.

    measure nose of saddle to center of bars for reach ... almost all of my bikes have diff dimensions, but they are all within 1cm of eachother on that measurement. Standover is pretty important for obvious reasons. Here is a fine example of how wacked I am; geometrically speaking.

    Measurements
    -------------------------------------------
    Inseam: 34.125
    Trunk: 28.25
    Forearm: 14.125
    Arm: 29.25
    Thigh: 24.5
    Lower Leg: 22.75
    Sternal Notch: 58.25


    The Competitive Fit (cm)
    -------------------------------------------
    Seat tube range c-c: 56.1 - 56.6
    Seat tube range c-t: 57.9 - 58.4
    Top tube length: 58.9 - 59.3
    Stem Length: 12.2 - 12.8
    BB-Saddle Position: 78.7 - 80.7
    Saddle-Handlebar: 58.5 - 59.1
    Saddle Setback: 5.5 - 5.9
    Seatpost Type: NON-SETBACK


    The Eddy Fit (cm)
    -------------------------------------------
    Seat tube range c-c: 57.3 - 57.8
    Seat tube range c-t: 59.1 - 59.6
    Top tube length: 58.9 - 59.3
    Stem Length: 11.1 - 11.7
    BB-Saddle Position: 77.9 - 79.9
    Saddle-Handlebar: 59.3 - 59.9
    Saddle Setback: 6.7 - 7.1
    Seatpost Type: SETBACK


    The French Fit (cm)
    -------------------------------------------
    Seat tube range c-c: 59.0 - 59.5
    Seat tube range c-t: 60.8 - 61.3
    Top tube length: 60.1 - 60.5
    Stem Length: 11.3 - 11.9
    BB-Saddle Position: 76.2 - 78.2
    Saddle-Handlebar: 61.0 - 61.6
    Saddle Setback: 6.2 - 6.6
    Seatpost Type: SETBACK

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