2006 Trek 520 17" or 19"?
I've been keeping my eyes peeled for quite some time now for a slightly older Trek 520 (one of the US made ones from 2000s) for touring and found a 19" frame for sale. Comparing the specs to my favorite current bike, a 49cm Specialized Tricross, the 19" Trek gives me a tad more standover and has a shorter seat tube than the other bike. The top tube is longer but the slacker seat tube angle should help bring that in bounds. I see from the old Trek spec sheet that the 17" only has a 5mm shorter top tube.
Is anyone a 5'4" male and riding a 19" 520? The 17" would yield about 2" more exposed seat post so not sure if that would make the bars too low. I can't look at either of these frames in person so if any shorter people have any insight that would be great! I searched for quite a while but really didn't find that much infor comparing the sizes.