I recently decided that i'm going to go ahead and get the IRO Mach V that I've always wanted, but i had a few questions first.
I'm 5'8 and right now I ride a 52cm which fits me quite nicely. I did a search and found that tony recommended getting one size bigger than you usually. However, I was thinking that i might like a more compact bike for better city riding, handling, and maybe some freeriding stuff. I'm wondering if the 53 will suit my purposes just fine or if the 50 is a good idea?
Also, this is a stupid question and I apologize, but when you're on the ordering page, it gives you options for the stem length. Is that just the length that the stem goes outward?
Finally, I understand that the Complete mach V comes with a 46t crank, so i was wondering what your opinion are on a good ratio for me, keeping in mind that i live in seattle which has both hills and flat so i would be looking for a good compromise ratio.
Thanks for any help!