BF Risk Manager
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Snohomish County, Washington USA
Bikes: Road, mountain and folding
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Well, touring/road bike frames probably have a different geometry than does your MTB, and their frame sizes are generally measured in centimeters. Depending on how much clearance your MTB top tube provides when you stand over it, and if you are looking at a 'traditional' geometry road/tour bike, you are probably going to be looking at a 58-60-62 cm road bike. This is heavily dependent on your height, leg length and torso size, so you are probably best advised to go to a LBS and get fitted and/or try a variety of bikes around these sizes. Not to mention that some manufacturers size their frames or measure the size of their frames differently than others. Once you get fitted and try some bikes, you will have a much better idea of what size and geometry of road/tour bike you are looking for.