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Old 01-07-16, 09:53 PM
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Originally Posted by NormanF View Post
Its too big. I'm 5'7" with a 30" inseam and I usually take a 53-55. The BD Omni Strada has your size listed at 53 cm. If you're going for a gravel road/adventure bike - the Omni Strada is the better buy again.

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I'll complicate it further: I'm 5'11" with a 30" inseam (yes, I'm a freak) and my Ridley X-Ride is a 52cm that fits like a 54cm.

A cross bike should work fine as a gravel bike. Just find out how much tire clearance you're working with. You might want to run as big as 40mm and a dedicated cross bike might only fit up to 35mm. The geometry will also be a bit twitchier, which might get unsettling on a long, fast descent.
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