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Old 10-22-09, 01:29 PM   #1
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surly steamroller sizing suggestion please

i am 5'6 with a 30 inseam. i can ride the 53 sized one at my lbs fine, but i am a bit stretched out. should i get the 49 or 53?
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Old 10-22-09, 02:27 PM   #2
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Ask the LBS to let you test ride it with a shorter stem, perhaps.
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The steamroller has a longish top tube, so yes, try a shorter stem.
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49 would be your best fit but 53 can work it’ll be just a little snug (I have the same measurements). If you’re feeling stretched out go with a smaller stem.
But 49cm would be your best fit, heck try one out.
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