Bike sizing - bigger better than smaller?
Coming to the US in Nov - contemplating getting an entry level triathlon bike to repalce the Giant I have now. Searching and searching all summer, settled on Leader TT frame or Bikesdirect.com Nemesis. My question is this:
Have been in email correspondence with both companies and have been given suggestions to get 60cm Leader frame and 58cm Motobecane. I ride a Giant M size OCR frame which I feel is too small for me (got fitted by a bike shop but I suspect they were getting rid of stock and I knew nothing).
Would it better for the frame/bike to be slightly too big or slightly too small? I'm aware that the frame/bike will not fit perfectly and I'll have to bring it back to get fitted properly, but would it be easier to adjust (downsize) a large frame or upsize a small frame, through the components?
I'm 6' 1", with 32" inseam BTW - if anyone would like to give me advice on which one/size to go for. Am aware taht different frames have different sizing system, but would like to get one as close as possible to my size.