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Old 05-26-10, 11:02 AM   #1
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Top tube and standover?

For 6" and inseam of 34" is a 58cm bike with a tt of 55.5cm and standover of 32.9 inches fine? or should i go bigger or smaller? the next size up is is 56cm tt and 34" that seems a little high for a standover, but with the 58 55.5cm tt isn't too cramped?
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Old 05-26-10, 11:17 AM   #2
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Try bikes at a shop or use a fit calculator. Meanwhile, you'll get lots of differing advice here that can't actually address your dimensions, riding style, or preferences.
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Old 05-26-10, 12:08 PM   #3
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no. its shouldnt be
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If we all say yes will you buy it and then let us recommend a stem, offset seatpost and bars?

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I'm getting a nitto drop bar 110mm 72 degree stem, no clue what seatpost yet
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standover is over rated.
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standover is over rated.
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Then generally for my measurments tt of 55.5cm is fine?
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Old 05-28-10, 08:19 AM   #10
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ok i feel like just saying "+1" isn't helpful to u at all. I was hoping someone would explain it.
It'll be best if u can follow that fit calculator kyselad posted. Otherwise, generally for me I look at standover only as a reference. TT length is more important for me coz I don't want to feel too cramped or too stretched out, and i feel like standover isn't really much of an issue. Ur saddle will be raised anyway. And if u're afraid of hitting and damaging something downstairs, usually when u get off ur bike is tilted and it shouldn't matter much.
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Will you hit your nads when you fall forward? If not, then it's not too big.
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